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 A time for joy���and hopefully a little profit  Christmas, as everyone knows, is a  time for peace on Earth and good will to  men. But it's also a time for spending  money ��� and making it Many businesses  depend on a successful Christmas season  to carry them through the remainder of  the year. On the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver with her myriad department stores  and small shops, has always lured a  substantial portion of the Christmas dollar  from local businesses.  A Times survey of 21 peninsula  businesses indicates, however, that most  local merchants are smiling this year ���  although few are laughing. The shoppers,  in whatever numbers they may be flocking  to Vancouver, seem to be spending enough  dollars at home to ensure that most  businesses will have a profitable, if not  overly abundant, holiday season.  > The  notable exception  however   is  All local elementary and secondary  schools will close for the Christmas  holidays on December 21 one hour earUer  than usual. The school bus schedule will be  changed accordingly. Classes for all  students will resume at the normal time on  Januarys.  Post offices will be closed Christmas  Day, December 26, December 27 and  January 2. There will be no mail deliveries  on these days. However, limited special  delivery items will be delivered on  December 26, December 27 and January 2.  Street letter collections wUl be made only  on December 27.  B.C. Ferries have cancelled the  Viollowing sailings on Cliristmas Day and  New Year's Day. The 11:30 a.m. and the  6:15 p.m. ferries from Horseshoe Bay and  the 12:35 and 6:15 ferries from Langdale.  Also the 6:15 a.m. ferry from Saltery Bay  and the 7:15 a.m. ferry from Earls Cove.  The Times office will be closed from  Wednesday, December 21, until Tuesday,  December 27. '  Gibsons, where many stores report a  definite drop in sales from last year.  Helene Wallander of Attic, Antiques  says her December sales are running  "maybe half of what they were last year.  November was Just disastrous, maybe 25  per cent of last year."  The Arbutus Tree's Jack Copland also  reports that "business is slow, not up to  what it was last year." He, however, adds,  "I think that's generally pretty well true  everywhere. I think it's a statement of the  economy more than anything else."  Norm Peterson, president of the Gibsons  Harbour Business Association, says the  generally slower business in the lower  village is just a continuation of what has  been happening all year.  "We're just hayjng a rough time ���  period", he said.  "Almost all of the businesses I've talked  to (in lower Gibsons) say their business is  definitely down. It's hot just Christmas.  The maU has definitely taken a big cut of  our business."  Sunnycrest Mall appears to be doing  fairly well on the whole.  Blain Hagedorn, SuperValu manager,  said "Business is picking up nicely now  both for Super-Valu and the mall. It's  lousy weather outside and it's warm inside." He thinks the facilities offered by  the mall are attracting people who would  normally go to the city.  Link Hardware owner Mickey Parsey  agrees. He is finding that "everything is  moving very well. The main object of us  all is to keep our people here. We're obviously doing that or we wouldn't be doing  so well."  Jennifer Thompson of T. j.'s says, "I  think people are beginning to realize  prices are pretty comparable up here, and  I find Vancouver such a mad rush." King  Fawkes Books and Stationary is confident  that "everything is here. Our customers  tell us they no longer feel the need to go to  the city."  Not all residents feel this way,  however.  The early morning ferries to Vancouver have lately been packed, and the  returning late afternoon ferries have been  equally as crowded with weary shoppers  returning with bags of purchases.  One such shopper was Pat Arnold of  Roberts Creek. Arnold says she went to  Vancouver "under protest" and "hated  every minute of tt," so it was hardly a  pleasure trip. However, she felt that she  had to go to the city to get the items she  wanted, especially toys for her childrden.  She says, "There just isn't any toy centre  on the peninsula where you can find what  you want."  Arnold says she "would like to keep the  money on the peninsula and would prefer  to buy from local merchants." But she just  doesn't find the selection sufficient and  feels the prices are definitely higher here.  She does add that she went to Vancouver in search of specific items and  didn't realize that if you know what you  want, local stores wUl be glad to order  things for you.  Most of the Sechelt and upper peninsula  merchants interviewed described business  as being satisfactory and expected it to  pick up considerably this week.  Lorraine Goddard, who has a God-  dard's Fashion Centre store in both the  Sunnycrest and Trail Bay malls, says her  business is a little slower this year in both  locations, but attributes it to the fact that  there is simply less money around.  "Even people with steady jobs are  spending conservatively," she said.  "After the Hydro bill, the telephone bill  and food, there's not much left.''  She believes Sunnycrest Mall may have  some effect on Sechelt business and said  she noticed a lot of her regular Sechelt  customers at Sunnycrest when Santa  Claus arrived there Saturday December 3.  However, Morgan Thompson of  Morgan's Men's Wear in Sechelt said his  December 3 business this year was up  from that Saturday a year ago and that  he's having a better December this yew  than last.  Sechelt's Books and Stationery and  Pentangle Plants both report good  business. Rose Nicholson of Books and  Stationery said, "Our regular customers  know they can get anything herre that they  can get in Vancouver."  Trail Bay Sports reported it was still  too early to get a reading on this'  December, but that a good number of  orders had been placed by customers  avoiding Ilie Vancouver rush.  Madeira Park merchants are finding  business about equal to last year's. "It's  about the same, maybe a down a wee bit,  but not much if any," said��. Mary  Richardson of Madeira Park Variety.  Clare Lott of Lott's House of Gifts in  Madeira Park said, ' 'Sales have been  pretty good and a littleaheadof last year.";  Family Fashions' Maureen Lee has  found "some people who say they've gone  to Vancouver and been disappointed and  come' back here. So that's fairly encouraging."  Gerry Boezewinkel, whose Jean Shop in  lower Gibsons is doing a good business this  Christmas, probably summed up the  feelings of most local merchants. "There  are really a lot of things here at just as  good prices as in town/' he said. "People  need to be educated about supporting local  business." .  But perhaps a lot of them already  know. A sampling of passengers waiting  for the 9 a.m. ferry to Vancouver last  Friday revealed not one who would admit  to relying on the city for gifts this year.  "We have just as good a selection in the  stores here," said June Fransden of  Sechelt."  Mrs. E. Reid acknowledged that she  had to "go to town for some things," but  added that she would "like to see more of  the money staying here."  Serving the Sunshine Coast, (Howe Sound to Jervis Inlet), iejcluding Port Mellon, Hopkins Landing, Granthams landing, Gibsons, Roberts Creek,  Wilson Creek, Selma Park; Sechelt. Halfmoon Bay, Secret Cove, Pende/ Hrb.. Madeira Park, Garden Bay, Irvine's Landing, Earls Cove, Egnhont  2nd Class Moil  Registration No.  1142  f44fteb  Phone  885-3231  Union  %s Label  20 Pages���15c Copy  LARGES1 READERSHIP OF ANY PAPER ON THE SUNSHINE COAST.  Volume 16 ��� No. 4  f*ch  Dear Santa...  What are Santa's elves turning out in  their workshop this year ? We won't know  for sure until Christmas morning, but  hopefully there will be at least one "babby  that trins over," a "tiperiter" and a  "socer ball" or two.  These are among the'requests that  Santa has:rec$vjad;|rp:��. f^Jjfrn "&j4he  Sunshine (3_a_t./    '".,>���    ., ' '  We visited Santa last week in Sunnycrest Mall, and he let us have a peek at a  few of the letters he's gotten this year.  Some samples.  Dear Santa,  I hope you can send me a letter back. I  hope you have a save landing where ever  you go. I have been good all year (Just for  you). I would like a puzzle, a Arts and  Craft book I will tell you the rest when I get  my picture taken with you. I will  remember your milk and cookies on the  table. That is all I have to say. P.S. I hope  you come to my house.  Love,  Trina  right here. Come in the door, up the stairs  into the porch door.  Jason  Dear Santa I am Sarina I would like a .doll  that rolls oyer and a dog that walks and  talks a tiperiter Thank You!  Dear sahta        "'' ���.,*>*������.  ,   I would like yapper it is a 2�� channel  CB. I wtil leave some cookies and milk.  Yourstruly  DeanKennett  Dear Santa I want a quick curl baby  tender love and may I have a taperekoder  arid a puppy dog. I am a elf that you saw in  the shoestore.  Marlene Vowden  To Santa  I have bin a good girl. I want a babby  thai; trins over pleas. And I want scees  some and I want a socer ball. PLEAS  Santa. Play this game of a name, from ���  Kristina  Dear Mr. Santa Claus,  Trick or Treat.  I want a house and a truck and some  furniture too. Candy and some shoes. I live  Battling the old  irrelevancy factor  By MEGAN DAVIES  Remember all those seemlnly endless  hours that we spent ln school learning  about far off places and things that just  didn't seem to have any meaning or importance in our lives at all?  In recent years, educators have  become increasingly concerned with this  problem and "relevancy" is now a key  word In many educational Innovations.  One problem faced by B.C. teachers and  students is that most textbooks and  educational material arc written in  Eastern Canada or Uie United States nnd  often just aren't relevant to local students.  With this in mind two teachers from  .Sechelt Elementary and Elphinstone  .Secondary schools are developing  programs direcUy geared to the particular  needs and interests of their classes.  Hob Wood, a grade three teacher nt  Sechelt Elementary, is concerned about  the applicability of existing grade two to  three Social Studies programs to his  students. So he is developing his own  program based on tlie village of Sechelt.  Wood's program ia called "Sechelt  Images" and consists of a series of slides  with an accompanying tape and a  collection of beautiful black and whlto  pictures showing different aspects of the  community of Sechelt and various people  nt their work in and around Uio village.  ���The pictures are purposely labelled in  order to. promote discussion among the  students about who the people are, what  they arc doing and why they are dressed  the wny they nre.  By using the program, Wood hopes that  students will begin to understand how  vnrious occupations interact with one  another to make up the entire community.  Aa Wood says, when children here want  somethlnR they just goto Uie store and buy  It, but they don't usually have any Idea of  8e* Page At!  To S. Claus  From Debbie Morrison  I would like a doll, with a pink dress,  and some pink slippers, and brown hair,  and blue eyes, and a small doll. It is a holly  hobby.  Dear Santa,  I would like a game, auto race game,  plstal set, train (steam) alroplane, rape  set.  How are you doing? How is Mrs. Claus?  How is your reindeer is? We never get  snow here. We got a horse. I would like a  picture of you.  Thank you,  Stephen  Dear Santa C  Santa I wish I had a race track and a  typewriter and a poster of garth veatcr  and R2D2. Ixtve Alan Jay.  dear santa  I would Uke a toy grader nnd a  racetrack that won't break and a gas  staUon with some cars.  Thank you, love,  Mlko II.  To Santa  I wish you would come to supper. I  would like a penny tk Marie Doll, a effects  & Wonder Woman, I live on the corner of  Marlnd Drive and Reed Hoad. On the  house closest to Gibsons.  From Usa Allen  Dcnr Santa  I want candles I have been good.  Brodney  Dear Santa,  How are you. And Mrs. Claus nnd tho  llttlo elves. I-would like a racing set, baby  alive, a nevrmodel alroplane, and a tin can  alley, a motw^ilvke and a home. Please  give Stephen ��� picture of Rudolph and  Mrs. Clous and Elves and yourself.  Love,  Becky tahmun  To Santa Claus from Inn Bruce. I want n  S8P Smash-Up Derby for Christmas  please.  Wednesday, December 21,1977  Apology given  for criticism  of trustee  School Board Chairman Celia Fisher  last week asked for and received and  apology from two members of the  Regional District's recreation committee.  The two members, Norm Watson and  Jack Whitaker, were quoted in the  November 2 issue of another local  newspaper, as saying that School Board  Trustee Maureen Clayton had not kept the  board adequately informed about the  proposed recreation referendum and that ._  she had supplied the board with obsolete  and incomplete information.  ���Watson's and Whitaker's criticisms of  Clayton stemmed primarily from a report  prepared by Clayton in which she had  expressed reservations about regional  funding of the three major items on the  referendtim: the Pender Harbour  swtlnming -pool; the Community Hall for  iCliflf bilker Parky and the addition of  curling ice at the Sunshine Coast Arena.  Clayton's concerns about the three  projects were subsequentty affirmed as  concerns of the entire school board.  Fisher described Watson's and  Whitaker's comments as "disturbing in  that they were directed at one trustee,  when this (expression of concern) was a  board decision." Clayton is the school  board's representative to the recreation  commission.  Watson said it was his understanding  that Clayton had given the board an outdated listing of referendum projects and  costs prior to the board's vote. Trustees  denied that this was the case, and Clayton  told Watson, "The figures I submitted are  the ones you gave me."  Beyond this apparent misunderstanding,    Whitaker    said,    the  ���Sec Page A-8  Tuwanek rezoning  proposal worries  the neighbors  The president of the Tuwanek  Ratepayers Association last Monday told  regional board directors that his group  feared a rezoning of the Tuwanek log  sorting operation could lead to establishment of a sawmill at the site.  Alexander Lucas presented a brief and  18 letters of protest ot a public hearing Into  the rezoning.  Primary obJecUons to the rezoning  included noise from possibly expanded dry  land sort and polluUon of Lamb Bay  resulUng from chips, bark nnd oil from tho  machinery.  The current log sort Is a project of  Jackson Bros. Logging Co. A rezoning to  Industrial 4 has been requested by the  company to legalize the opernUon, which  existed prior to zoning prohibiting such  business in the area.  Mike Jackson of Uie company told the  hearing that he had no definite plan to  expand Uie Tuwanek operation. He also  expressed tho opinion Hint a wet sort and  booming operation was much noisier and  created a greater polluUon problem Uuin  upland bundling.  Several of the 19 persons at tlio hearing  stated that they hnd no objccUon to the  present operation, which existed when  they moved to the area, but were opposed  to any expansion.  Jean Stock, vice-president of the  Tuwanek Ratepayers, said Uie group has a  good relaUomhlp with Jacluwn Bros, and  dom not want to change Uiat, She aald the  association members simply want to  protect themselves from polluUon.  A mooting to discuss tho matter was  .scheduled to Include Tuwanek residents  and a Jackson Bros, representative. It will  be held January 10, 7:30 p.m. in tlio  Regional District board room. Page A-2  The Peninsula times       Wednesday, December 21,1977  '>-��A*  : -*2i-_M'''  <tj**|0l  DITORIALS  Dennis Fitzgerald, Editor  "A free press is the unsleeping guardian of  evety other right that-free men prize."  -~>Wituton Churchill  Facing the problem  Does every teenager on the Sunshine Coast have a drinking problem?  Of course not. Do most of them drink  with any regularity? No.  We received three letters this  week from articulate and aware  Elphinstone students who feel  slighted by our recent articles on  teenage drinking. They argue that the  stories presented a distorted picture  of teenage drinking and rap us for not  providing better coverage of their  positive activities.  Fair ground for debate. But we  wonder if that sort of response doesn't  reflect a certain reluctance to  acknowledge that alcohol is misused  by a good number of their classmates.  We each of us have a responsibility  for one another. The well-being of our  community is the sum of the well-  being of all of the individuals who live  here.  Many of the adult experts who  were interviewed for our stories were  inclined to lay a good deal of the  blame for teenage drinking on the  parents. And rightly so. But it's also  true that we derive a large portion of  our values from our peers, and if  adults feed their own problems by  winking at the excesses of their  friends and ne|ghbours, the , same  could be said of teenagers.  We don't think it's true that the  laudable accomplishments of  teenagers are ignored in this community or that teenagers generally  are held in low regard here. To the  contrary, this community places a  high value on its young people and  expends a great deal of energy in  their behalf;  We don't believe that teenagers as  a group are the target of antagonism  or of frequent "bad publicity" here,  although it's a popular notion to  believe that. We don't believe pointing out the seriousness of our teenage  drinking problem indicts teenagers as  a whole.     ; ;  We.do beUeve that it is irresponsible not to acknowledge a problem  where it exists and not to attempt to  come to grips with it.  Provincial Court Judge J.S.P.  Johnson noted last week mat "The  number of cases in court which involve alcohol is such a substantial  percentage that they occupy most of  the court's time. This is a problem of  society which has to be solved by  society. The courts can't solve it, and  it can't be solved as a national  problem. It has to be solved by the  people."  The merriest  The staff of the Peninsula Times  wishes all of our readers the merriest  of Christmases and the happiest of  New Years. May you enjoy the  company of good friends, the joy of  sharing this special season with loved  ones, good health and prosperity.  We wish to express our special  appreciation to our contributors, who  have laboured long and well for slight  return beyond the gratitude we so  REfoEliCS rllGHT I  often forgot to -express, and to our  advertisers, without whom, as they  say, none of this would be possible.  We thank our readers, for your  expressions of support and, yes, even  for those not infrequent criticisms.  We are a bigger and better newspaper  than we were a year ago, and you  have helped us grow.  We pledge to all of you our continued best efforts in the new year.  You have magnified this  problem beyond proportion  Editor, The Times:  I am writing to you in regard to your  articles of December 7, 1977 concerning  teenagers and alcohol.  These reports on the drinking habits of  students on the Peninsula upset me  greatly. They did so because I believe that  a generalization was made after observing  one small group of young people ��� a  wrong generalization! In particular I wish  to object to the poll taken which stated that  out of thirty students polled, all thirty  drink regularly. 10 per cent of 10 per cent ,  sounds like 100 per cent.  As President of the Student Council at  Elphinstone Secondary School, I have a  chance to observe the behavior of fellow  students. From these observations I  conclude that many of your statements  and some of your "facts" were grossly  exaggerated. The harm done by these  statements, In my opinion, outwelght their  Who approved  Cheekye line?  Editor, Tho Times:  I would like to know who authorized the  planned MM) KV tntii.sinl.s.sion line; from  Cheekye to Vancouver Islnnd via the  SuiiHlitnc Const; why all those folks affected by lt one way or anoUicr were not  consulted about it and made a pnrt of the  decision-making process while the idea  was .still at the early proposnl stage; what,  specifically nod in dcUiil, are the uses the  power is to be put to, with a breakdown of  the requirements of each; and who exactly  and specifically gains and profits hy Uils  power line, with an Itemized list of who  gets how much.  Peter Light  Storm Hoy  The Peninsula^4+neb  i'uliliilit-ri Wednrsaluys ul Stvhflt  mi llC's .Sunshine C.msl  by  111*' lYiiiimiln Times  lor Wi-MpicN PuMaCialiains I.Ul.  '.-it Set-hell, U.C.  Ilox.110      .St'cliell.H.C.  VON JAO  I'hone HH..S-.12.H  Ollki-hours: 8:.1() ii.ni.  It) Sp.m. I IK'S. Sal.  Sul>s<ii|)i|(iii Rales: (hin.lvnme)  I .urni, M pel yi-ur. Ik-yond ..Smiles, $N  U.S.A., V10. Oversells $11.  per cent  unemployment... and a united Canada- .. and  year  Christmas in jail last  for the cause of peace on Earth  By MARYANNE WEST  At this time of year we sing enthusiastically of "Peace on Earth" and  goodwill to all mankind, so it seems appropriate,to write about Jim and Shelley  Douglass and the members of the Pacific  life Community, who in the honourable  tradition of Mahatma Gandhi and many  others try to meet violence with peaceful'  non-violent resistance.  For several years now they have made  personal witness tp their belief in life  rather than death at the site of the Triden  nuclear submarine base being built at  Bangor, Washington ��� perhaps one of the  largest manifestations of military power  in the world. -P  An enormoue cost, the U.S. Navy is  constructing a base for 10 Trident sub-  middle-class orientation was the most  painful part of the summer. Each successive session through the pain of growth,  became a close-knit community and  resulted in the political actions of 'Bangor  Summer. With all our imperfections and  'mistakes, the summer became something  beautiful. Our first training session was  held in conjunction with the Fellowship of  ^Reconciliation Conference, together we  trained for an action to reclaim the  Trident base for the human family:  On July 4 we conducted what is, on that  ' day, a typically America celebration, a  family picnic, but with a difference. We  invaded the base to try to have our picnic  on its Explosive Handling pier, to reclaim  the land 'From Triden to life for the  Human Family'. Two hundred people, met  marines withjjilhore support systems, an<$ ^tit_ide the H^(X'^^'.:'^|^'*':^SKni  training  and" research  facilities.  TH$ f prayi keep silence and p_st htMdletteredf  "   ' signs of opposition on the fence, while 28  obvious gross inaccuracy. It is my feeling  that when members of the public read  these articles, they will be led to believe  that the majority of teenagers on this coast  have serious drinking problems. Can you  honestly tell me that you believe this?  Teenagers, as a group have a tainted  reputation at the best of times and it is the  playlng-up of articles like yours against  minority groups, that aggravate the  situation. There is an alcohol problem  among some young adults, agreed, but you  have magnified this problem beyond  proportion, in order to create a news story.  I would like to extend a welcome to  your or your reporters to attend our school  dance on Friday, December 16, 1977 to  witness the conduct of the young people  attending.  I am hopeful that you will accept the  Invitation and will look forward to the  results. The Elphinstone student body is  composed of many fine students, and I  think that it would be only fair to them for  you to re-examine your claims.  Melanie Mahlman,  President,  Elphinstone Student Council  submarines will be able to roam the  Pacific for 10 years without re-fuelling and  will each carry 24 missiles with a range of  4,000 nautical miles. Each Trident will  have a destructive power greater than all  the navies in World War 13. This awesome  destructive potential is located on the  Hood Canal in Pudget Sound within commuting distance of Seattle and Victoria.  While undoubtedly intended as a  deterrent, such concentrations of force  spur others onto further escalations of  striking power and inevitably become the  number one target in the event the  deterrent falls. Non-violent opposition  not only to Trident but to all nuclear  weapons continues.  Last summer the Pacific Life Community was able to lease a vacant lot with  some primitive buildings near the Trident  base and an Invitation was sent to people  across the U.S. and Canada to come for a  summer of non-violent training sessions  and resistance action, all two-fold exercises In confronting the violence within as  well as Tridents without.  Shelley Douglass describes the summer: "We tried to foster egalitarian  living, sharing cooking, cleaning, child  care and other tasks; decisions were made  by consensus. We tried not to glorify civil  disobedience at the expense of other  people's participating ln actions, but to  realize that everyone played a vital role.  In many ways, dealing with our own  sexism, laziness, selfishness and generally  A school budget cut is an  option, not mandatory  Editor, The Times:  I would like the opportunity to clarify a  statement which I am reported to have  made to a member of your staff as printed  nt the end of your article "Victoria ups  School Tax Levy 5 Mills Next Year". The  article says: "The only think (I presume it  should have been thing) the Board can do  Is cut the budget" Mills says. I did not  mean that tho Board had no alternative  hut to cut the budget, nor was I suggesting  that the budget should ln fact be cut. What  I meant was, and I am sure I made that  comment ln the context of other  statements, tliat if the Board wishes icy'  reduce the mill rate the only thing it can do  Is to cut the budget because the mill rate is  determined by three things. One Is the  basic program, the second Is tlie basic  levy, and the third is the overall budget ln  which costs in excess of the basic program  are paid locally. The basic program Is set  by the Minister of Education and the basic  levy is set by the Minister of Education  and It Is as a result of hla decisions  regarding those two Items that the mill  rate Is going to be so much higher Uian was  first anticipated. The only Item left under  Uie Bonrd's control ls the total budget,  which obviously the Board will be  reviewing prior to the establishment of the  final budget on February 18th.  A more precise quote would therefore  be: "If the Board decide that the anticipated mill rate has to be reduced, the  only course of action open to them ls to cut  the budget."  The balance of that quote Is correct,  what the government has done is shifted  an increased proportion of costs  (educational costs, that Is) onto local  property taxpayers. In fact, calculations  by the BCSTA Indicate that over the  province as a whole the provincial  government ii only putting exactly as  much money into education this year as  they did last year and all increased costs  have been picked up by local taxpayers.  The government contribution form consolidated revenue does not appear to be  being Increased elUicr by tlie cost of living  index figure, i.e. 8.4 per cont, or by the XlB  guideline figure of 6 per cent, either of  which would have seemed like a  reasonable possibility.  Board of School Trustees  per: H. Mills,  Secretary-Treasurer.  people, including eight children scaled the  fence and walked one-half mile into the  base before being apprehended by the  security police. They and the nine who  rowed in from the water side (except the  children) were arrested and held in jail  overnight before being released pending  trial.  "We wanted to protest Trident as  strongly as possible, but do so with  humour, love and trust for the people on  the base. People forced by a war economy  to work on Trident are NOT the enemy.  Trident, and the system it represents, is  the real enemy. Having set the tone of  the summer with the first large demonstration, we moved Into a series of smaller  sessions. The next built a shanty across  the road from the base and established a  permanent presence there. On the shanty  a sign read '|2 billion for each Trident sub  while two-thirds of the world lives in houses  like this.'  Signs and leaflets greeted workers as  they arrived and left the base. Three  women, two Americans and a Canadian,  stood ln front of traffic, blocking its  progress until they were arrested. Signs  made our opposition to Trident explicit  and our solidarity with the workers. One  series centred on the possibility of a  slowdown. 'Goof-off at work today ��� make  the world a better place!' 'Goof off today  ��� quit tomorrow!* When we finally  dismantled our shanty,, it was replaced by  a sign ��� 'We took down our base. Now how  about youiW  "There were of course hostile reactions, but a far better rapport than we had  hoped for. Many workers and security  guards talked with us, told us they didn't  Uke Trident either, but had no other  chance for work. Even some Marines  climbed the fence to talk to us and the base  began to respond to the rapport we had  created by arresting those who were  leaflettlng outsle the gate,  "On August 5 a vigil was begun across  from the main gate which lasted until the  August 9 memorial service for the  Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims.  Canadians intending to join the Peaceful  Guides, Brownies  say thank you all  Editor, The Times:  May I take tlie opportunity through  your paper to publicly thank all tho  wonderful people who made our Christmas  Bazaar sucli a success. Thanks to those  parents who organized committees,  donated goods and baking nnd manned the  sales tables, Tlianks to Dick Clayton of  Trail Bay Mall for allowing us the floor  spare, and thanks, especially to the  general public for coming out and sup-  ixirtlng our girls.  Holly U'lunann, President,  Local Association for  Guides and Brownies  Passage 150 mile walk to the base were  stopped at the border, some were able to  cross later and rejoin the march. Many  participants went on to the War Resisters  League conference at Lacey, Washington,  which linked the WRL with five other  groups, Live with Trident, Greenpeace,  PCL Vancouver and Seattle, Bangor  Summer Task Force and the Crabshell  Alliance, and resulted in a demonstration  which brought 2,000 people to the base on  August 14. Two hundred were prepared to  issue a 'people's injunction' against the  Navy's continuing arrests, these people  entered the forbidden area and sang,  distributed leaflets and danced. The Navy  locked its gates and abandoned the area  while over 500 danced in the liberated  zone. Next day five people were again  arrested where the 500 had danced.  *$Tne Navy has made very clear connections between nuclear militarism and '  suppression of basic civil rights. Issues  are clarifying and opposition to Trident  continues."  Last Christmas Jim and Shelley  Douglass with five American members of  the Pacific Life Community were in jail in  Seattle for earlier trespass on the Trident  base. This fall they again received 90 day  sentences and their appeal will be heard  next month.  But opposition to reliance upon nuclear  deterrent power grows and with faith in  support from people's growing awareness,  Pacific Life Community has an option on a  piece of property adjacent to the site for a  centre for non-violent action. "We'll be  able to hang our laundry on the fence!"  Merry Christmas to all ��� and may we  all carry Into 1978 that spirit of Christmas  "which takes away the occasion of all  war".  CB monitoring  info requested  Editor, The Times:  The Chilliwack Smokey Monitors  Association, a citizens band radio  emergency monitoring team is preparing,  as a public service, a listing for  publication of all organized emergency  monitoring teams (land and marine)  within the Province of B.C. Search and  Rescue Teams included if they stand  scheduled monitoring watches.  The association would be pleased lf  those CB emergency monitoring teams,  organizations, or clubs within your area  would write to me at the address below  with the following information:  1. The name of tlie organized group (no  listings of individual members, please.)  2. The location and range area  monitored.  3. The channel monitored.  4. The daily hours monitored (24, IB, 16,  12, etc.)  6. The number of members actively  engaged in daily emergency monitoring.  A deadline of 31 January 1978 Is made  for information to be received by this  office.  It Is undCaVrtood that ln some Isolated  areas of the province there are only one or  two Individuals who have undertaken to  monitor (or be available) for emergency  calls on CB radio, These, too, are  welcomed to forward the abovo Information. Please Indicate under Item No.  1. ttie "handle" the CBer with an  emergency should call.  We would appreciate, also, hearing  fropi any RCMP who are utilizing CB  radio for emergency purposes as an Bid to  their duties.  (Mrs.) Margaret Sovey,  Information Officer,  Chllliwack Smokey Monitors Association,  60 Windsor Street,  Chllllwock, B.C.   V2P6C2.  Health Centre  had to haye a  'qualified' person  Editor, The Times:  Recently our Pender Harbour Health  Centre hired a new receptionist-secretary.  Last week someone asked "Why are out of  town people being hired for jobs in this  area when there are local qualified folks  who are in need of employment, available,  have applications in, yet are turned  down?"  The important word is "qualified". A  committee from the Board of Trustees had  to screen applications, looking for  someone who would be qualified to keep  our accounting up to standards acceptable  to our auditors and the government  auditors.  ��� We did hope fervently for someone  local, if for no other reason than the ease in  getting to and:from work in snow and icy  Weather. Hoyreyer, it turned out that the  highest qualified, applicant resides in  Sechelt. Mrs. Barbara Robinson is fast  becoming a valued friend to patients of our  clinic.  Billy Griffith  Madeira Park.  I don't tlrihk the  proWeiii is worse  Editor, The Times;-  '%I.was very disgusted with the articles  on teenage drinking which appeared in  your December 7th issue. Then, to top it all  off you write an .editorial on the same  subject, and in the same issue.  Where do you get off saying that there  should be a special program in schools to  teach kids about alcohol? That has nothing  to do with schooling. If teenagers go out to  a weekend party and have a few drinks  does that make them problem drinkers? I  don't think the problem is getting worse, I  think you are reading a lot into it.  Why don't you take time ,to give credit  to the teenagers when credit is' due? You  never covered the Community Forum  well, or the Provincial Volleyball tournament either.  So, the next time you or one of your  reporters decides to write an article on  teenagers try and get your facts straight,  or better yet try and write on something  good that we do. You owe it to us.  Annette Murphy,  Elphie student.  The board used  common sense in  picking chairman  Wor, ^ei^es|r?s. %  ' r^^jmTgtyjn the yow last newspaper  ���' i^su^d prompts me to reply as follows: the  municipal act Part 111, Sections 47-147  deals clearly and specifically with public  polling, and section 105 which is being  mentioned as controlling elections of  regional board chairmen is a wrong use  and therefore a misuse of the act. My  contention at the election of board  chairman was ��� and is supported by Mr.  C.S.J. McKelvey, Executive Director  UBCM, Mr. T.M. Youngberg Staff Officer  UBCM, and Mr. J.P. Taylor Assistant  Deputy Minister, Ministry of Municipal  Affairs and Housing ��� there are other  guiding factors in our Letters Patent  SCRD from which the bylaw No. 1 Consolidation was authorized and considerable guidance is contained therein.  But like any other "book of rules" common sense should be exercised in the in-  nerpretatlon thereof, and that was what  the directors did exercise.  To my mind, it should, be clear to the  least interested among us, that the public  having turned out to exercise their  democratic right of elecUng those among  us whom they wish to trust with their  wellbelng and money for the next two  years, are most certainly entitled to a  better finale (the choosing of the SCRD  chairman) than that provided by the  selection of the chairman by one of our  paid servants, however well res.pected. We  may well be concerned to reflect that our  well liked, efficient, and willing Secretary-  Treasurer (who is not, by the way, our  returning officer) should never have been  placed in the position of assuming the end  responsibility of eight directors charged  by tho electorate to elect a chairman from  among themselves, Urns placing herself in  the undoubted position of forever having  her choice suspect, whichever candidate  she may have chosen. As our senior civil  servant in Uie SCRD, her position and  credibility must forever be inviolate.  The final flippant suggestion, tho  flipping of a coin (pun intended) has to be  the final insult to the electorate. 1 do not  think Uiat the many people who turned out  to vote would liave felt oUier than poorly  served by the Implementation of this  suggestion and the less said about lt the  better. Suffice to say Uiat wc tlio directors  (to my mind) are not tn Uie board room to  play games (Toss up to see who is going to  be Captain) but to perform some darned  serious, Increasingly complex business,  and I for one am pleased that at the first  meeting so widely reported, the directors  did not follow tho leader Into an Alice in  Wonderland situation.  Contrary to some widely hold  opinions, for the most part, they are not a  bunch of crackpots, knucklehends, dictators, and - or layabouts on the Board tor  the princely |26 per week, but some well  dedicated men who this year at least, will  not "go along with ttie band", just to be  nice or whatever.  Judging by the Independence already  demonstrated by  Uils year's Board tk  ���8cv I'nge B-S  *-t Wednesday, December 21,1977  The Peninsula Tinies Page A-3  ScXGS  faun ail ttie ycutq, at  SupeiVau r  Page A-4  ������3:=Lmm  The Peninsula Tinies  ���i^t  Wednesday, December 2141977  Happenings around the harbour  ristmas carolling  By Doris Edwardson, 883-2308  _*___  Sechelt notes  Join in the singing  By Peggy Connor, 885-9347  Thursday, December 22, there will be  carol singing for all the public starting at 8  p.m. in the Holy Family Catholic Church  on Cowrie Street.  . The Sunshine Choristers will sing a  variety of old carols, some familiar and  some not generally heard, led by Mrs.  Jessie Gairns, with Mrs. Bunny Shupe at  the piano.  Then there will be time for all to join in  the singing of the old familiar Christmas  songs. Let's all gather there and air our  tonsils, good for the lungs too, but where it  really touches is the heart and memory.  CHORISTERS AT HOSPITAL  The 18 members of the Choristers sang  for the patients at St. Mary's Hospital. The  same evening Mrs. Gairns' students Janet  Clayton, Lisa Matheaus and Bonnie  Janiewick played excellent piano.  Sunday, December 11, The Choristers  were at St. John's United Church with  their singing group.  LEGION CHRISTMAS PARTY  The Royal Canadian Legion hosted the  extended care patients from St. Mary's  Hospital, Thursday, December 15.  The patients arrived by Minibus,  putting them down right at the door of the  Legion, for the start of a good party.  President of Branch No. 140 Les Brown  spoke a few words of welcome. Harry  Casey was master of ceremonies. The  Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion provided a  festive lunch topped off with a beautiful  cake made by Sylvia Blackwell with  decorations depicting the five days before  Christmas.  Entertainment was by musicians Herb  Ebach, Harold Aubin and Vic Stephens,  well known to the patients and their  friends.  The Legion Pipe band was there in full  force to the delight of those present.  Special guest was jolly old St. Nick. He  had delivered his presents to the hospital  earUer in the day but was present to share  in the fun of the party. Under the red suit  was Gordie Dewar.  Lou Pierce was going to dance the night  away, but my spies didn't see her on the.  floor. Wasn't your dancing partner there,  Lou?  DECORATIONS  While shopping in the Trail Bay Mall,  one can't help but notice all the wonderful  Christmas decorations that bedeck the  mall. The fact that they were made by the  kids from Sechelt Elementary makes  them all the nicer. It does a person's heart  good to see such Christmas spirit in a  commercial establishment.  The decorations are just GREAT, kids.  ST. MARY'S STAFF PARTY  The Whiff in Woof Whistlers were a  smash hit at the hospital staff dance held  at the Senior Citizens Hall Saturday,  December 10.  When the RCMP stalked into the hall,  everyone was sure they were being raided  for something but not sure what. Alarm  changed to delight when they replaced  their uniforms with their big hats and ears  and went into their belly routine.  The performers were Sergeant Doug  Farenholz, Brian Brasnett and Gordon  Mcintosh, and Uiey sure loosened up the  party.  Mrs. Lillo Buckhorn was in charge of  arrangements, Nonie Olsen rounded up  Uie food from staff members, Dorothy  Goeson did the decorating. Ian Hunter and  Harry Jenkins set up the bar. Dr. Eric  Paetkau mastered Uie ceremonies, Mr.  Nick Vlcurevetch, administrator, made a  short speech.'  After wining and dining, music for  dancing was played by the Spice Orchestra, Diana Dunsford, Al Morcellus  and Ian Hunter. They hud Uie dance floor  filled all evening.  All in all it was a fun-filled evening for  peoplo who do serious work together day  after day. Tills night they relaxed and had  fun.  HOSPITAL SHUT IN  Elsie McPherson Is hoping to he homo  before Uils appears in print, but In tlio  meantime sho is on Uio mend utSt. Mary's  Hospital.  VISITORS FOR CHRISTMAS  Excitement runs high in the Place  household at Davis Bay. Veronica's sister  Jennifer and Colin Head with sons,  Graham and Adrian arrive from Australia  via Disneyland on December 21. They will  spend Christinas togeUier, making lt u  real merry one.  (icorgo and Emily Verrall, piircnts of  Veronica and Jennifer, arrived^ Itich-  inond December 11 to spend ('hristmas  with their son Russell ond family. AU will  get together in the New Yenr. Tlie  Vcrrall's come from Scvenouks, Kent,  England.  FROM VICTORIA  Saw Leslie Jackson in the village. Les  had taken the Santa Claus Express from  Victoria to spend a few pre-Christmas  visits. Good to see her again.  LEGION OF HONOR  The Supreme Council of the Order of  Demolay honoured Harry McWatters with  their high award of Legion of Honour on  December 11 at the Shrine Temple in'  Burnaby. His mother Mrs. Muriel Eggins  of Wilson Creek was present. Harry obviously puts as much of himself into his  activities for others as does his Mother.  Congratulations, Harry.  WWC PARTY  The Western Weight Controllers  "Lettuce Lose" branch held a "legal"  Christmas lunch last Wednesday. The  comradeship that develops in these groups  does as much for the person as does the  loss of weight. One lady saidshe had never  been with a friendlier group. It is the  getting together to help one another.  A great compliment was paid to one  member recently. While shopping with her  daughter, the two separated and the girl  later had trouble finding^her mother. "I  was looking for a fat woman," she told her  father, "and mother is so slim now I didn't  recognize her."  May it be the Merriest Christmas ever  for everybody.!  Sounds of Christmas music will be  heard across the waters of Pender Harbour on Wednesday evening, December 21  when Joyce and Harold Clay's Boat "La  Contessa" leaves the Madeira Park wharf  at 7:30 p.m. Aboard this Carol ship will be  the PH Community Choir'and Band, and  invited guests who will be joining in with  the carollers. A Carol Ship is a beautiful  sight to see when it is all lit up with  Christmas lights. If you have not got the  Christmas feeling in your heart, go out  on Wednesday evening and stand on the  Madeira Park wharf and listen. That's  what it's all about.  NEW CHURCH  FOR PENDER HARBOUR  Clearing has already been done on the  property where the new Anglican Park  Church Will be built in Madeira Park.  Peter Prescesky and John Wilcock, who  are the building committe, said they hope  to start the construction soon. There will  be a drive early in the new year and  anyone wishing more information should  contact them.  NEW YEAR'S DANCE  The New Year's Dance which will be at  the Madeira Park Community HaU Sat.,  Dec. 31st is being sponsored by the ���PH  Aquatic Committee. There will be a great  and livery band from Vancouver called  "Tuxedo Function" Tickets are $10 per  person and this includes a smorgasbord  dinner. Proceeds wiU go to Pender's Pool.  Tickets wiU go on sale at the IGA store  Thursday and Friday, Dec. 23 and 24 from  1 to 3 p.m.  CADET RECRUITING ,  Captain J. RusseU, Commanding Officer of 2781 PoweU River Cadet Corps will  be at the Madeira Park Elementary  School on Sat., Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. for Cadet  Recruiting. They wUl be showing a  training film "Crossing the Threshold"  New officers for Roberts  Creek hospital auxiliary  which was made in Vernon Army Cadet  Camp, Banff National Army Cadet Camp,  Powell River and CFB Edmonton  Canadian Forces Jump School. Twelve  minutes of this 28 minute film was filmed  in PoweU River. This includes the rifle  range sequence, mountain rescue,  repelling and first aid.  The Cadets parade (train) on Wednesday nights. The ones from Pender  Harbour wUl go to PoweU River and they  wiU take 2nd period training first, at 7 p.m.  then take1ft period with PoweU River  Cadets and leave at canteen break to catch  9:30 ferry home. Cadets will be issued  uniforms and kit training at no cost.  Summer camps are offered to parents  or cadets at no cost. The new 13 and 14  year old cadets are eligible for three  weeks of summer camp at Vernon with  transportation to camp at no cost to  parents. Cadets who are 15 or older are  eligible for six week camp at Vernon and  the following year are eUgible for six week  camps at Val Cartier, Banff, Petawawa,  Ipewa, Bprdon, etc.  Cadets can be male or female, ages 13  to 19. However, the parachute corps is  open only to males. It wiU not be available  to women for at least two years. (This was  a very interesting interview and I will  have more information later.)  HOSPITALIZED  WhUe away enjoying a quiet holiday  Mrs. Mary Alexander suffered a severe  heart attack and is in the hospital in  Hawaii. Pat Garrison's mother Mrs. Sewll  suffered a stroke on Saturday night and  was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital.  RE COMPLAINT DEPT  In reference to the article I had about  employing non-local people in PH please  read ttie letters to the editor.  WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS A VERY  MERRY CHRISTMAS.  To aU those who are my enemies  through various things through this  column, A HAPPY NEW YEAR.  December is such a busy time for aU  hospital auxilians and indeed for most  people, so the usual monthly meeting of  the Roberts Creek Hospital Auxiliary on  December 12 was kept as brief as possible.  Nineteen members were present and  President Mrs. Wilma Rodgers welcomed  a new member, Mrs. Peggy GaUo. It was  also reported that we have two new men  members���they will not attend meetings,  but will be on hand to help us with any  heavy work, usuaUy in connection with the  Thrift Shop and catering. We now have  four men with the auxiliary and extend  them a hearty welcome. Salt and Peppers  and Creamers have been purchased for  the joint use of the Community Association  and the Auxiliary from donations received  for rental of dishes.  The treasurer announced that Mr.  Gordon, the husband of one of the members, has kindly agreed to audit the books.  Thank you Mr. Gordon.  This AuxUlary wUl give parties for the  Extended Care patients iri February and  September 1978 and, of course, members  Pojulcm  Chain Saws  Preferred by Professionals  12 models to choose from  The big on* ��� ��� the mighty  lOOrc ename  lull wrap handlo(not ��hown)  up lo 42in ullBcnmenla  The email onm .. the annexing  Poulcin  micro 25  All modal a  professionally  dealgned  engineered  Held tested  tor  peilormenoe  dureblllty  relleblllty  How <���<>��'��� ll Iri'l lo li��'  oul on tli��" i��hrrl/'  I IikI out  Inlav * wnlk.  P  7  'ruon imm.  nanmipanitml  Walk a l>lm k.To.li.v.  2 cu. In. angina  Automatic oiling _ .   ,  lOO* baarlng aon.t.uotlon.      ���"�������������<> P'M  end 10 modela In between  POUICHl has the right Chain Saw  for every user  Sold s. Serviced by  Pender Harbour Diesel  Co. Ltd.  P.O. Box 4, Madeira Park, B.C. VON 2HO  Call 883-2616  Sunshine Coast Regional District  NOTICE  The Sunshine Coast Regional Dsistrict offices will be CLOSED Friday,  December 23, 1977, Monday, December 26, 1977 and Monday,  January 2, 1978.  The first regular meeting of the Regional Board in the new year will  be held on Thursday, January 12, 1978.  (Mrs.) .A.G. Pressley  Dec. 21, 1977 Secretary-Treasurer  Use Times' Adbriefs to Sell Rent Buy, Swap etc.  Pajak Electronics  passes on  Ml!  savings to you!  We've just received a shipment of  SYLVANIA 26" COLOUR TV SETS  will be going along to the Christmas Party,  given jointly by all six auxiliaries on  December 18.  The President has the 1978 lists of new  members for anyone needing them.  At this time the Nominating Chairman  took over to present nominations for the  officers for 1978. Elected were: President:  Mrs. Wilma Rodgers; Vice-President:  Mrs. Pauline I^amb; Treasurer: Mrs;  Mildred Forbes; Secretary: Mrs. Clara]  Nixon and Membership; Mrs. Jean Carey J  The new executive will be installed at  the meeting on January 9. This is always a  luncheon meeting and Mrs. Dorey is to  approach the Golf Club to see if it can be  held there as it was last year.  Members will be notified in due course  and a member of the hospital staff is to be  invited to lnstal the officers.  This seems an appropriate time to  thank our local newspapers for the help  they have extended to us throughout the  year. We are indeed fortunate here on the  Peninsula to be so well served in this  regard. ��� Madeline Grose.  Advertising.T  helps you find  exactly  what you need.  CANADIAN ADVERTISING ADVISORY BOARD  Burled walnut cabinet on  rollers, brilliant beautiful  colors, unique voltage  stabilizing system.  95  699  You won't Iimi a better saving anyvriien!  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We suggest you  get the number in advance before the holiday rush  For calls within B.C., dial 112-S55-1212  For calls outside B.C., dial 112-area code-555-1212  B.C.TEL �� Halfmoon Bay happenings  Teen dance  By Mary Tinkley, 885-9479 <��  Seniors Christmas dinner  was 'out of this world9  Wednesday. December 21,1977  The Peninsula Times  PageA-5  On December 10,30 of Halfmoon Bay's  teenagers sat down at the Welcome Beach  Hall to a delicious hot turkey dinner. On  behalf of the teenager's organization, their  president, Alan Sorensen, made a graceful  speech of thanks to the Halfmoon Bay  Recreation Commission who had put on  the dinner for them. He paid special  tribute to the ladies who had convened the  dinner ��� Peggy Connor, Joyce Doughty,  Mary Orre, Donna Perry, Jean Mercer,  Jerrie Lou Wickwire ��� to Helen Haines  who had cooked one of the turkeys and to  the other parents who had generously  contributed food.  With the tables cleared away in record  time, the young folk settled down to an  evening of dancing to music which one  probably needs to be young to appreciate.  The teens had appointed their own  chaperohes, who were Lome and Mary  Watson and Ronald and Cecile Marshall,  and they had made their own rules which  were strictly enforced. All told it was a  happy and successful occasion and  everyone had a good time.  DOWN UNDER HOLIDAY  Mrs. Khona Cooper has returned from  a holiday in Australia and New Zealand.  She flew to California and spent a few days  visiting relatives at Oakland before flying  to New Zealand. She was accompanied by  her brother-in-law, Bob Cooper, and a  group of friends. Arriving in Auckland,  they toured North Island which, she  reports, is like a huge garden. The broom  was in blossom and the whole countryside  ablaze with flowers.  They flew to Sydney and spent some  time in touring in and around the city.  Mrs. Cooper saw koala bears and a kiwi  and petted a young kangaroo. She was told  that' kiwi birds have some unusual and  interesting habits, with the female as the  dominant personality and. the poor old  cock bird getting pushed around. Maybe  they heard about women's lib before we  did!  Mrs. Cooper's p.arty then boarded the  Island Princess for a leisurely and  luxurious 23 day cruise across the Pacific  to Los Angeles. They made stops at some  of the islands, including Suva in the Fiju  Islands and Honolulu. Rested and  refreshed, she is now preparing  Christmas celebrations for her family.  Her guests will be her daughter, Marilyn,  with husband Allan Ross and her grandchildren, Jaime, Dyan and Cornelia.  Cornelia Schoesplin, who is in St. Mary's  Hospital for a tonsilectomy, will be home  in time to join the family for Christmas.  Another resident .hurrying home, to  spend Christmas with her family is  Patricia Murphy, who has been taking  care of sick relatives in Dublin for the past  five months. Her daughter Louise wiU be  returning with her, but Sheila has a job in  Dublin and will remain there with her  aunts and her grandfather.  Mrs. Ruby Warne Was in Vancouver on  December 4 to attend the first birthday  celebration for her great-grandchild, Cara  Weir. Cara is the daughter pf Mrs. War-  ne's grandson, George Weir and his wife  Jill. After a few days visiting and shopping, Mrs. Warne Was still in Vancouver  on December 9 to welcome the arrival of  her second great-granchild, Jason Ian  Tycho, who arrived in Burnaby General  Hospital weight 7 lbs. 9 oz, Jason is the  first child of Mrs. Warne's granddaughter  Sina and husband Ian Tycho of Surrey.  Merry Christmas to all our readers,  with a special greeting to our neighbours  across the bay, Jim and Ethel Kippin and  their assistants who will be keeping their  lonely watch over the Merry Island light  during the festive season.  Try the Liqueur filled chocolates, sp  very very, "morish". ��� Miss Bee's,  Sechelt.  By ROBERT FOXALL  Mark down another outstanding event  for Senior Citizens Assn., Br. 69. Some 125  of us met at Our Hall for Christmas dinner  on Thursday, December 15.  We found the hall very seasonally  decorated with gay streamers, Christmas  mobiles and Yuletide wall plaques thanks  to the hospital staff who had left their *  decorations in place for our use after their  own Christmas Party held a few days  earlier. We all joined in a hearty vote of  thanks for this generous gesture.  Once again Mrs. Robertson and her  helpers treated us to a traditional  Christmas dinner, for which I can only:  think of the words "Yum-Yum." I must  remember to ask Mrs. Robertson for the  recipe she used for basting the turkey. It  was out of this world. At the end of the  dinner an ovation was given to the chef  and another large hand was given to Adele  DeLange who again had donated the wine.  President Bill Wilson cheered us by  advising us before we started feasting that  Jim Derby is recovering .nicely in St.  Mary's Hospital and is expected to be  home in time for Christmas. Jack Bushell  The Creek runoff  A visit from Santa  By Annie Dempster, 885-3326  Santa came to visit the kids at Roberts  Creek Elementary Playschool last Friday.  On his way to the gym, he stopped by each  classroom to say a few words to the kids.  The kindergarten class was delighted. You  could have heard a pin drop when he was  in the classroom. After he left, they all  started to giggle and carry on. Little  Christine Koop was giggling so hard that  tears were rolling down her cheeks. Wee  Heather Borango insisted that Santa was  in fact her own daddy, but when he stopped  to chat with her in the hallway a little  later, she didn't seem quite so sure, as she  was very quiet and looking at him quite  intensely. It was great fun for all.  THANKS  Sincere thanks to Peggy Connor for her  warm welcome in Sechelt notes. All encouraging words and support are greatly  appreciated.  POT HOLE LANE?  Cedar Grove Road is in such a state of  bad repair that some folks are suggesting  it should be renamed Pot Hole Lane. It's  almost like driving an obstacle course,  trying to miss aU the potholes. If driving it  doesn't do harm to one's car, it certainly is  hard on the old nervous system. Please,  Highway Dept., see if you can't give it  priority on your road repairs list.  BINGO  There must surely have been some kind  of record set last Tuesday night at the  Bingo hall. When the caller said "G59",  there were 14 people who called out  "Bingo". The Association folks were great  sports about it. Generally they would pay a  total of $15 for that game, but all 14 people  got $5 each.  REMINDERS  There are still tickets available at  Seaview Market for the New Year's Eve  Community Party. Everyone welcome!  Also, a reminder to get your gift certificates for the book "Remembering  Roberts Creek" by calling Mr. Merrick at  886-9863 or Mr. Walton at 886-7297.  WOMEN'S CENTER  The Women's Center, in Roberts Cree^  is closed for the holiday season. It will  reopen January 5. },  BACK AGAIN  Ladies, the grapevine has it that Mr.  Carlos will once again be entertaining us  in about a week or so. The date is uncertain, but the place is the same. See  girls, there really is a Santa Claus.  Merry Christmas to all, and a very  happy New Year. Hope to see lots of you at  the New Year's party.  in St. Pauls is also mending nicely and will  be home for New Years. Congratulations  to both of these valuable members. After  we had cleaned up every smidgeon on the  platters, we had a short report from  Treasurer Ivan Corbett which showed that  the new officers will start their term with a  quite healthy bank balance.  Dave Hayward. then called the new  officers to the front and duly installed Bill  Scott as president; Henry Draper, first  vice-president; Elizabeth Derby, second  vice-president; Ivan Corbett, treasurer,  and Ellen Berg, Agnes McLaren and Leo  Hopper, directors. Joyce Kolibas has been  elected as Secretary but unfortunately had  since found it necessary to resign because  of the pressure of other interests.  President Bill then presented envelopes  containing Honoraria to Joyce and also to  Dave McLaren who had been our rentalsman for a number of years. *  Joyce will carry on until next month  before handing over to her successor.  Dave Hayward then distributed a little  more cheer by conducting the draw for the  Shop Easy vouchers. The winners were  Isabel Draper, Win Hornett, Ivan Corbett,  Phoebe Hansen, August Steinhauser and  Sarah Loness.  The serious business being over, Dave  again called for his choir and distributed  song sheets so that we might enjoy some  hearty singing. The Choir accompanied by  Eva Hayward consisted of Connie Wilson,  Marguerite Foxall, Flo Wilson, Ellen  Berg, Madeline Grose, Isabel Draper,  Dave Wilson, Jack Eldred, Frank  Thompson and Dave Hayward.  And then, the piece de resistance. Olive  Clear to great applause gave us three of  her inimitable recitations: "An Old-  Fashipned Christmas," "The Shape I'm  in" and "A Helping Hand,'" grhich talked  of the joy of making and creating new  Mends. ~  Dave Hayward asked me to repakH-  those who may be contemplating making  the trip to Reno and Disneyland to  telephone him immediately so that they  may be sure of a seat.  The next big event will be the New  Years Eve Potluck Supper and Dance. The  first general meeting of 1978 will be held  January 19.  President Bill Scott has asked me to  advise the incoming executive that their  first meeting will be held in Our Hall at 10  a.m. January 10.  May I take this opportunity td extend to  all members and friends of Branch 69 best  wishes for a Very Merry Christmas and a  Happy News Year.  ,Jake a^te^in.^e^^.^kCZtJ  direction.Take a few.     ^|  pamapaauuimW  Flown. In your heart you know it's right.  CImStiuns  HOLIDAY SCHEDULES  COAST  VANCOUVER  SECHELT PENINSULA  POWELL RIVER  To permit as many members of our crews and  .-terminal personnel as possible to be with their  * families during the Christmas holiday season,  the following schedule changes will be in effect:  H HOWE SOUND  Vancouver-Sechelt Peninsula  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  Lv Horseshoe Bay Lv Langdale  11:30 am 12:35 noon  6:15 pm 7:15 pm  H JERVIS INLET  Sechelt Peninsula-Powell River  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas Day and New Year's Day:  LvSalteryBay Lv Earls Cove  6:15 am 7:15 am  H BOWEN ISLAND  Snug Cove-Horseshoe Bay  The following sailings will be cancelled Christmas pay and New Year's Day:  Lv Bowen Island Lv Vancouver  (Snug Cove) (Horseshoe Bay)  6:45 am 7:15 am  BRITISH COLUMBIA  FERRY CORPORATION  LANGDALE 886-2242  VANCOUVER 669-1211  SALTERY BAY 487-9333  * Put your message into 4,000 homes  115,000 readers| in these economical  spots. Your ad is always there for quick  reference . .. anytlmel  Sunshine Coast Business Directory  Here's an economical way to reach  4,000 homes [15,000 render*] every  week. Your ad waits patiently for ready  reference . . . anytime!  AUTOMOTIVE   SERVICE  JAMIESON AUTOMOTIVE  Parts * Sales * Service  ' Rotor Lather Service for Disc Brakes  and Drum Brakes  ' Valve and Seat Grinding  ' All Makes Serviced ��� Datsun Specialists  Gibsons Phone 866-7919  BLASTING  Ted's Blasting & Contracting Ltd.  ALL WORK FUUY INSURED  * Basements * Driveways * Septic Tanks  Stumps * Ditch Lines  Call for a Iroe estimate anytime  803-2734      "Air Track Available"       883-2385  TED DONLEY PENDER HARBOUR  COAST BACKHOE & TRUCKING LTD.  * Controlled Blasting  * Septic Tanks Installed  FULLY INSURED * FREE ESTIMATES  883-2274  BUILDERS  101 CONTRACTING CO. LTD.  General Building Contractors  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  Phone 885-2622  Box 7 3, Sechelt, B.C.  BUILDING SUPPLIES  A.C. RENTALS a BUILDING  SUPPLY LTD.  All Your Building Noods  Madeira Park Phone 883-2585  WINDSOR PLYWOODS  |lhe Plywood People |  Alt mWOOD  I hiiIIi oikI Contti in Hon  I'nnalllnfl    Doors    Moulding.*  Glue*    Intwlellon  Hwy 101 Gibsons 886-9221  CABINETMAKERS  OCEANSIDE FURNITURE  & CABINET SHOP  serving satisfied customers for 18 years  Custom-designed kitchens and bathrooms  Furniture for home and office  Expert Finishing  R. Birkin  Beach Ave., Roberts Creek, B.C.  VON 2W0  Phone 885-3417, 885-3310  CONTRACTORS  J.B. EXCAVATING CO. LTD.  886-9031  Dump Truck ��� Backhoo - Cat  Wotor, Sowor, Drainage Installation  Land Cloarlng  FREE ESTIMATES  L & H SWANSON LTD.  READY-MIX CONCRETE  Sond and Gravel ��� Bnckhoo  Ditching    Excavation*  PORPOISE BAY ROAD  885-9666 Box 172, Sechelt, B.C.  BUD'S TRUCKING  SAND - GRAVEL - FILL  fast dependable soivlto  PHONE 886-2952  Box 276, Gibsons  ELECTRICIANS  BE ELECTRIC LTD.  "Power to the People"  PHONE 886-7605  Box 860 Gibsons  SIM ELECTRIC LTD.  Electrical Contractors  Residential & Commorclal Wiring  Pole Line Installations  Electric Hoating  Ron Sim 885-2062 Rick Sim  D.W. LAMONT  Electrical Contractor  PENINSULA DRYWALL SERVICE  A skilled ond eHlclont way to have your  Ksulatlngand gypioc hanging done  Phone 886-2706  ASK FOR OREO  DISPOSAL SERVICES  mm ^.^.m~..m.,mm^,.^..mmm.,.^mm..^mm�����mm.^m..m.���. ���-���.,���.���.-p���.ah.  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICES LTD.  Port Mellon to Ole'* Cove  Tel: 886-2938 or 885-9973  ' Commercial Containers Avallabls  Halfmoon Bay  885-3816  STYRIA ELECTRIC LTD.  ��� Electrical Contractor  MADEIRA PARK  883-9213  FLOORING ��� CABINETS   CABINETS - CARPETS - LINOLEUMS  HOWE SOUND DISTRIBUTORS LTD.  P.O. Box 694, Gibsons, B.C.  Blair Kennet, tales manager  Phone 886-2765  KENDeVRIESf SONLTD.  FlOORCOVIRINOf  CARPETS - TILES - LINOLEUMS - DRAPES  GIBSONS ft S2CHtLT  885-3424  Use th**e spaces to  reach nearly 15.000 people  HEATING  SECHELT HEATING  & INSTALLATION  Gas, Oil & Electric Furnaces  Fireplaces, Sheet Metal  Wayne Brackett Box 726  Ph. 885-2466 Sechelt. B.C.  LANDSCAPING  EVERGREEN LANDSCAPING  and  GARDEN MAINTENANCE  FOR AN EVERBLOOMING GARDEN  WILLIAM BORAGNO     Free Estimates  [Bongo] 885-5033  MACHINE SHOPS  At the Sign of the Chevron  HILL'S MACHINE SHOP  & MARINE SERVICE LTD.  Machine Shop ��� Arc & Acetylene Wolding  Stoel Fabricating ��� Marlno Ways  Automotive & Morlno Repairs  Standard Marine Station  Phone 886-7721    Ret. 886-9956, 886-9326  PEST CONTROL  PIED PIPER COMPANY LTD.  BONDED PEST CONTROL SERVICES  call Paul M. Bulman at 434-6641  70*1OllhtyAve. 0i/rnoby  PLUMBING & HEATING  SPECTRON SHEET METAL & ROOFING  Box 710 Gibson*  886-9717 days  * Hooting ond Ventilation  * Tor ond Grovel Rooting  Ron Olsen Lionel Speck  B86-7844 886-7962  USE THESE SPACES TO  REACH NEARLY 15,000 PEOPLE  EVERY WEEK I  RENTALS  A.C. RENTALS LTD.  TOOLS & EQUIPMENT  RENTALS ft SALES  Easy-Strip Concrete Forming Systems  Compressors ��� Rototillers -Generators  Pumps ��� Earth Tampers  Sunshine Coast Hwy & Francis Peninsula Road  Madeira Park Ph. 883-2585  RETAIL STORES  C & S HARDWARE  Sechelt, B.C.  APPLIANCES ��� HARDWARE  HOME FURNISHINGS  Phone 885-9713  ROOFING  SPECTRON SHEET METAL & ROOFING  Box 710 n1.7n Glbtons  886-9717 Days  * Heating and Ventilation  * iar and Gravel Roofing  Ron Olsen Lionel Speck  886-7844 886-7962  USE THESE SPACES TO  REACH NEARLY 15,000 PEOPLE  EVERY WEEK I  SEWING MACHINES   BERNINA  Sales & Service *o All Makes  RENTALS  Fabric House, Gibsons     Ph. 886-7525  SEWING MACHINE  REPAIRS ft SERVICE  All Makes  days 886-2111 eves. 886-9247  TIRES   COASTAL TIRES  Sunshine Coatt Highway  Box 13, Glbtons, B.C.  886-2700  SALES ft SERVICE  All Brondt Available .  Monday to Saturday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm  III dny ovon ing hy oppolntmont only  TREE TOPPING  I     ���        ���_.   I-1,      -ll      .    -��� |-|      i- ii ... .,     ���,   ���  .        ..  PEERLESS TREE SERVICE  Comploto  Iroe Soivko  I'lompt, Guaiontood, Insuiod Work  Prices You Con Titi&t  Phone J. Rltbey,  885-2109  Help Fight  RESPIRATORY  DISEASE  USE CHRISTMAS SEALS  It Pays To Use 'The Times' Directory Advertising /"  y  s  Thanks one and all for your help.  Secholt    &    District    Association    for    Retarded   Children  Pender Harbour Realty Ltd.  HIWAY 101 AT FRANCIS PENINSULA RD.  c-Ateftfty Cfc/ttstmag  fiue/tybody  PageA-�� The Peninsula Times  Wednesday, December 21, 1977  ^EtocG  n  & iocfc &fefc  mem  Yuletide Cheer  .^ <*pS.  Have a Happy Holiday Season  101 CONTRACTING  Doug. Cooper  & Family  885-2622  Tony Pike  & Family  VtoHai you, fo nil Htty cuatowenA.  fam Scuuuf & @6>ti4tel<xt  THai^PanA XZ3-271S  Harbour  Auxiliary to  St. Mary's  Hospital  @mVteU  Ted & Irene Temple ���';  Ernest & Norma Carswell & family  Alex & Marg Rankin  Ted & Eileen Alexander  Bill & Wilma Thompson  Fred & Evelyn Olson  Ben & Anna Friesen  John & Elspeth Logan  Bob & Jean Prest & family  Lyall & Mary Alexander  Henry & Jean Whittaker  Rod, Doreen Webb & family  Ruth A. Schafer  Helen-Elizabeth Catering (Sechelt)  Beverly & Helen Robertson (Sechelt)  Sally Robertson  Ruth Saunders  Dunbar & Joy Philp  Elsa Warden  Ross & Cathy McQuitty  Olli & Jean Sladey  Bill & Gladys Brown  Duncan & Flora Sim  Graeme & Bonnie West  Gilbert & Louvain Lee  Ernie Lee  Bert & Isabel Gooldrup  Mr. & Mrs. Ernie Widman  Ctjristmas  ing toitf) 3f op!  the joys of the season be yours  :/-. Sadie Edmond t ..!'.  Frank & Clara Lee  Willy & Linda Mattis  Don & Caryl Cameron  Gary, Cheryl & Katherine Thompson  Bill & Edith McNaughton  Mel & Jean Likes  Markle & Myrtle Myers'  Wilfred & Marion Wray  Bill & Bessie Williamson  Bill & Gail Ewan  Don & Barbara Lock  Jim & Yvonne Hamblin  Kay Colwell  Eric & Emmie Brooks  Mary Ledingham  Eric & Ethel Edwards      ,  Dick & Marg Gooldrup  Charlie & Maureen Lee  Colin & Shirley Vader  Duncan & Joan Cameron  Ray & Doris Phillips & family  Milt & Janice Watson '  Orville & Bernice Lawson  John, Dorothy & Dorhn Bosch  John & Beverly Divall  Billy & Iris Griffith  Harvey & Mary Wright  Hi there!  Hope your  holidays are  the merriest!  Your Moms & Tots  Shop  SUNSHINE APPAREL  Sechelt  mmm&KWimmwwKMmwwm  A very  Merry Christmas  and  New Year  of health and happiness  for all our loyal customers  during 1977.  Frances & King wish to thank, you all for your  continuing support & assure you we will do our  best to bring you quality, variety & fair pricing  during 1978.  Books & Stationery  Sunnycraat Cantre  its  The world is  bright and  gaily  decked ...  Christmas  has come.  Spend it in  joy and in peace  MORELS  Framing & Construction  ���'��� /We wish you every joy  and blessing of this happy  Christmas Season!  L&H SWANSON LTD.  Contractors  Porpoli* Bay Rd.  S.ch.lt  Wk\ JOI  fill* ihe  air al ChrlmlmiiN lime Mny your  fond^Nl dreaniN conuk true.  from the friendly staff of  GIBSONS  BUILDING SUPPUES  NOTI    We will be CLOSID Aft FOLLOWS  Dec. 2S. 36. 27. 28. Jan. a  Jan. 3rd It will be business as usual  ...TISTHE  SEASON  May your holidays be  merry and future joyous.  We enjoy serving you.  Madeira Park  Variety Store  To our many pat rone, "thank*"  SUNSHINE AUTO  Industrial Parts Ltd.  Sechelt  Holiday  Season  to Everybody  from  BULLWINKLE GLASS  SUNDANCE GALLERY  PENTANGLE PLANTS  Wo will bo cloiod  from Doc. 57 to Jan. 7 '78  See you in the New Year  885-3818  Cowrie St.  U/l/rmX^4^rmJ4r   Santa's on  0 ' the job relaying  good wishes and thanks to our friends.  PENINSULA CLEANERS *S^*"**m'**^mi*i&lm^^m^m^m<  HERM MERRY  CHRISTMAS ;  May the gifts of j.  health, wealth and (  happiness be yours! :  S^^<��^"V'VI*>*W~^M"' \  AC RENTALS & BUILDING SUPPLIES  Madeira Park  lay its message of  V joy and peace  remain with you and yours, always.  PAJAK ELECTRONICS  DOT, AL, LORNE  Gibsons Harbour  Hi! Merry Christmas  May you have a wonderful Christmas,  bright with happiness and joy.  B & G CONSTRUCTION  Wednesday, December 21,1977       The Peninsula Times  To you  and yours,  we send  best wishes  , for a  holiday  season filled  with the  warmth and  wonder of  Christmas.  The  Sunnycrest Centre  un the sSplait oi. i/uemtahip aiul aaad Will  that *a LJvua^tmaA   .. Wc than* aux manu  cu&tanve4.6 lax tJvei/i continued pataanaqe!  ��J a at.1, oua  dulcet*. tAlanai. lo* nalidau lou]  Closed Dec. 27 - Dec. 28  Closed week o$ Jan. 2,- Jan. 7  GOOD FOOD STORE  Sechelt  L  GIBSONS  WESTERN DRUG MART  Haig, Jim, Maureen, Gwen, Nancy, Kathy & Susan  tDonderful wishes come in lovable bundles. A joyous  holiday to everyone. And, true gratitude for your loyalty.  _^^M|^^ ��� Wm mrnmwm _._^_^_��_  * TIDELINE PLUMBING  Pete.  Rick,  Norm,  Bill,  Corky,  Merllee,  Bobl,  Bernie * Denlt  NOTE. We will be CLOSED from Dec. 23 thru Jan. 2  PageA-7  ^W^y^^fTiNqs1  Just dashing  off fo wish  a joyous  holiday  season  to all.  to all our  customors,  Thanks!  The JEAN SHOP  Gibsons Harbour  ',_<'/^-i'.  c  i  ��_Lg our friends and  neighbors, all best  wishes for holiday  happiness.  from  George, Marlene & Staff  SEAVIEW MARKET  Roberts Creek  HOLIDAY HOURS  CLOSED DEC. 24, 25, 26, 27 ft 31  PENDER HARBOUR  CREDIT UNION  HAPpY  HOLIDAYS!  <;���  *^N^  -""C,^ '"  Wishing our friend n  and cu��toinerH  Happy QiriatmaB  and a prosperous 1977  McCANN ELECTRIC  Madeira Park a  MORE ABOUT  Battling the irrelevancy factor  ���From Page A-l  how the item got to the store in the first  place, One point which should emerge  during the course of his program is that  everything that comes here has to arrive  by water or air.  Part of Wood's program consists of  pictures of Vancouver, such as ones of  street scenes, traffic congestion, high  rises, smog and the East End. The purpose  of this section is not so much to discuss  Vancouver itself, but to use the urban  scenes as a contrast to Sechelt and to  point out how the city affects the Peninsula.  Wood has received a materials and  transportation grant from the Educational  Research Institute of B.C. and also has  been given eight days off his regular  teaching duties by the school district in  order to work on the project.  His program is one of 10 professional  development projects now under way in  this district. Professional development  funding approved by the school board  enables teachers to tackle special projects  they wouldn't ordinarily have the time or  funds for.  Becky Mills, the grade eight teacher at  Elphinstone Secondary, is also involved in  a professional development project, which  grew out of her dissatisfaction with the  present grade eight math program.  In a report which she presented to the  school board on December 8 she said that.  at a recent Lower Mainland Secondary  math  teachers'   conference   it   was.  unanimously agreed to grade eight math  teachers that the existing text is unusable.  Mills says that the grade eight year in  math is extremely important since it is the  transition year from elementary arithmetic to high school mathematics. Half  the year iS a review of arithmetic skills  and half the year Is spent in preparation  for geometry and algebra. If students fail  to grasp the necessary concepts at this  point, they can be lost for the rest of their  high school years.  As a result of her concern about present  textbooks, Mills is developing a grade  eight Math Mastery program which  makes sure every student fully understands each concept before he  progresses to the next one.  The Math Mastery program consists of  14 units involving different skills. They  MORE ABOUT . . .  ���Apology given  ���From Page A-l  newspaper article, which did not contain  any comment by Clayton on tlie situation,  "isnn amalgam of seven or eight different  Interviews and ls all bundled up."  The story, Watson said, "is sort of half-  true. 1 don't know how to explain lt."  "If you want the co-operation of clubs  and so forth (for the referendum), I don't  think you get lt by Indulging a reporter In  these kinds of questions," Fisher said.  Watson and Whitaker agreed to  prepare a public statement to set the  record straight.  range from fractions to algebra with units  on integers, geometry and graphing along  the way.  To complete the program, students  must pass a test on each unit with at least  a 80 percent mark.  Mills is actually using the program in  her three grade eight classes right now,  and so far the results have been highly  favourable. Extra help is provided for  those who don't pass a test on the first try  and have to take another one. Enrichment  materials is provided for those students  who already fully understand the arithmetic concepts and who become bored by  the review.  While Mills is pleased with the results  in her own class, she does realize that she  is in a happy position in having to reach  only one grade level. She says most high  school math teachers teach at least two  grade levels and for an individual teacher  to attempt to make up his own Mastery  program would be virtually impossible.  They just wouldn't have the time to think  up all the core units, write all the tests,  gather additional material.  Mills hopes, however, that by  developing the 14 units with five tests per  unit and by collecting together complementary enrichment material and  supplementary remedial material, she  can present the program as a whole to  other teachers in the district, who may  eventually use it themselves.  Mills has been given two months off  from teaching for this professional  development and so far has used a month  last spring and a week this fall.  While this time off has been necessary  and useful for both Mills and Wood, the  sheei4 volume of the work produced indicates that they have used endless hours  of their personal time in the development  of these programs for the benefit of their  own students as well as those in future  classes.  AN ENTIRE gingerbread village was  constructed at Gibsons Elementary  School by these four grade seven  girls. Lower-right are Renee  Michaud, Lynne Strom, Hanna Jonas,  Kirsten Storwold. The project took the  girls three days to complete and was  done under the direction of Patti  Allen, a student teacher at the school.  Christian Science  "... And, lo, the star, which they saw  iri the east, went before them, till it came  and stood over where the yound child was.  And when they saw the star, they rejoiced  with exceeding great joy." (Matthew  2:9,10).  In the writings of Mary Baker Eddy w��  find this passage.  "The star that looked lovingly down on  the manger of our Lord,- lends its  resplendent light to this hour: the light of  Truth, to cheer, guide, and bless man as he  reaches forth for the infant idea of divine  perfection dawning upon human imperfection that calms man's fears, bears  his burdens, beckons him on to Truth and  Love and the sweet immunity these bring  from sin, sickness, and death." (Misc.  Writings Pg 320).  We have delicious Fruit Cakes from  Laura Secord, as well as the chocolates  and candies. Come in and look at our  lovely assortment, almond bark, cherries,  fudge, and a very pretty box called  "Trio". ��� Miss Bee's, Sechelt.  Advertising-  helps you judge  good from bad.  CANADIAN ADVERTISING ADVISORY BOARD  Poulcin  Chain Sows  Preferred by Professionals  12 models to choose from  The big one ��� ��� the mighty  100 rc outline $  lull wrap h��n'He(no| ntiown)  up Irt 42in BlKicnrnonlB  EAVESTROUGHS &  GUTTER MAINTENANCE  CUSTOM CRAFT  PRODUCTS  885-2992  Cleaning k Repairing  The amell one - - the emetlng  Poulcin  micro. 5  All model a  protetalonelly  detlgned  engineered  Held teated  tor  perlormence  durability  reliability  2 cm. In. *ng.n��  Automstlc oiling  100% towing conttHict.on.  only  *99i9  ���uogtMwlpiitM  end 10 model* In between  POtllCNl  has the right Chain Saw  for every user  Sold l Serviced by  Smltty'i Marina Ltd..  P.O. Box It, Olbsons, B.C.  886-7711  VON IVO  L  Suncoast Power A Marin* Ltd.,  P.O. Box 4M. fethelt. B.C.    VON SAO  885-9626  Book Look  By MURRIE REDMAN  PageA-8  The Peninsula Times    Wednesday., December 21,1977  SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME, By  Audrey Thomas, Talonbooks cl973, $2.95.  Woe to the child who is reared to the  "songs" that Vancouverite Audrey  Thomas writes about in^ .her novel.  Character Isobel Cleary tells her story.  Isobel was conceived in hope and  reared in despair. Her mother, a well-  educated but neurotic woman always felt  that her marriage to Warne, her school  teacher husband, was beneath her. His  lack of ambition and impotence became,  increasingly frustrating to her, and an  ongoing relationship of back-biting and  violent quarreling was the result. His  meekness and her fits of madness would  send Isobel and her sister fleeing to their  room to avoid showers of broken plates or  thrown food.  Between bouts, the family performed  the usual activities of the times. They went  for drives to visit relatives and spent  summers at the lakeside. Amongst their  favorite jaunts were trips to see Uncle  Harry, the only being untouched by the  misery that seemed to hover over every  other person the girls knew in their young  lives. He would greet them with "Hello,  brats" and for a while make sense out of  the bedlam that was their daily existence.  Isobel's unfortunate mother seems to  be burdened with all the most undesirable  characteristics that any parent can have.  Besides being most unhappy in her  marriage, she compounds her frustrations  by over-protecting her daughters, harbouring a huge inferiority complex about  their ability to survive without her and  generally messing up their lives with dire  predictions about the consequences of  sexual activity. In order to survive, the  daughters conspire to have a life of their  own away from their mother's insistence  upon prying and interfering with their  every move.  At last, Isobel, now a high school  graduate, resolves to work in the local  mental instituation. Her first encounter  with some of its harsher realities is at first  terrifying, but later feeds her determination to defy her mother and not attend  college. How she finally cuts the bonds  which her mother has crated makes a  powerful ending but one that shows great  sympathy and sensitivity.  Just as she leaves, Isobel sees her  mother truly for the first time.  "She stood there in her old gabardine  skirt which'was safety-pinned together at  the side. So innocent. So angry. Loveless.  Growing old. I wanted to comfort her ���  realized not that I had never loved her but  that she had never let me love her and that  these were two entirely different things."  - )<"'(.  ARENA CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE  DECEMBER 26  DECEMBER 27  DECEMBER 30  2-4:30 pm  Family Skating  7-9:30 pm  Public Skating  7-9:30 pm  Public Skating  7-9:30 pm  Public Skating  REVISED TIMES ��� MOMS & TOTS  DECEMBER 21-28 ��� io - n.45 a.m.  ��� Use Times'Adbriefs to Sell Rent Biiy, Swap etc.  ^Accessories & Christmas Gift fy  CHRISTMAS SALE  All Ambassador Towels  & Shower Curtains  10% OFF  Wo also carry a large, full Una of natural soaps, sponges,  loofahs, brushes & pulsating hand showers.  NEXT TO CAMPBELL'S SHOES  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-2912  CAMPBELLS SHOES  Just in time for Christinas  CLEARANCE  of Men's Women's & Children's  SLIPPERS  10% OFF  All Marked Handbags  NEXT TO BATHROOM ACCENT  IN THE HEART OF SECHELT  885-9345  0.  o  ,fl7sa  -*S  2flooc  ~>y.y  ,ttf"  T71  CHOOSE FROM LATE MODELS - MANY LOW MILEAGE - MANY GOOD SECOND CARS!  78 VOLARE  Premier* Wagon, sliver & wood  panelling, 6 auto, p��, pb, radio,  tape. 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'68 MUSTANG  VB, auto, buckets, decent shape  "77 CHEV HD 1/2T  ps, pb, radio, HD shocks, HD  springs, r-bpr, Scottsdale, tinted  gla^j etc. $5668  77 GMC  V8, auto, ps, pb, radio, Sierra  Grande.  76 FORD  Crewcab, trallering special,  canopy, 16,000 ml.  NEW 78 DODGE  HD 4x4, 3/4 ton, V8, ps, pb etc.  NEW 77 DODGE  5 pass window van, 6 cyl, ps,  rodlo etc.  73 BLAZER 4x4  B auto, ps, pb, local owner, new  paint.  AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY -TRY YOUR OFFER!  I      1     111 ~      1 ��� r^ ��� ��� Gulf Station next to  SERVICE LTD.  DO16804  Gulf Station next to  St. Mary's Hospital  \  Season's Q/teetings  "STo aWl ou/i {tayal! customs.  The Management & Staff of  SUNCOAST 0  PENINSULA  SERVICE   &    MOTORS  :irw.   \ WHEN IT RAINS, they pour. The to stop, frustrated workers finally  Sunshine Coast Arts Centre got a covered the Sechelt site with plastic  foundation last week, despite the rain, and laid the foundation.  After waiting for days for the showers ���Timesphoto  The P  ENINSULA  Section B  Wednesday, December 21, 1977  r* Pages 1-8  Court news  Judge orders mental  study in wharf incident  Lee names area  planning committee  Charles Lee, Regional District director  for Area C, announced that he has named  the following persons to his area planning  committee:  John R. "Jack" Whitaker (alternate  director and resource person for  municipal law), Garth A. Davis (Tpcum  area), E.A. "Ernie" Wood (Davis Bay  area), W.R. "Bill" Tymchuk (lands and  forests), Alice Murray (tourism) and-Jack  Pope (youth).  Also, Nell S. Jager (ecology), Maria K.  Lee (senior citizens), and'Charles Lee  (municipal finance).  Gibsons man is  injured in one-car  accident Friday  A Gibsons resident, Tom Stenner, was  injured early Friday morning in a one-car  accident on Highway 101 near the Beachcomber Motor Inn!  He was reported to be in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit in St.  Mary's Hospital on Friday.  Police said a telephone pole was  sheared off in the incident. The accident is  under investigation.  In other police news, there was a break  and enter at the Roberts Creek Legion  Tuesday night, December 13. A quantity of  liquor and money was stolen.  Another break and enter was reported  by Peter English. His trailer at the Sunshine Coast Trailer Court was broken into  in December 15 and $60 in cash and all his  identification stolen.  A 23 channel CB radio, valued at $190  was stolen December 14 from a boat  docked at the Gibsons wharf.  Two other thefts occurred on December  11. A chain saw, valued $375 was stolen  from a Quest Electric truck in Sechelt.  Another truck was broken into on Cooper  Road and $50 worth of tools taken.  Two houses in Sechelt were broken into.  On December 12 several item, were taken  from a house on Reef Road, and on  December 13 a color TV and a tape  recorder were stolen from a home ih the  Osbourne subdivision.  On Saturday night, December 10, the  sign on the NDP building in Gibsons was  broken. Damage was estimated at $125.  An eight foot dory boat was found at the  Seven Island TraUer Court in Pender  Harbour on December 15. It is blue inside  and red outside. The owner should contact  the Sechelt RCMP.  Also in the Pender Harbour area on  December 15, police, in a routine road  check, picked up Albert Maurice Sicotte of  Powell River, B.C. driving a pick-up truck.  Sicotte is a national parolee and is  prohibited from driving. Charges of  driving while prohibited and breach of  parole were laid. Sicotte is being held in  custody. ���-  Leon Garcia, alias Leon Matsubuchi,  last week was remanded to Riverside  Mental Hospital for 30 days to undergo  psychiatric examination.  The remand by Provincial Court Judge  J.S.P. Johnson was issued in connection  with charges laid against Garcia following  an incident December 8 at the Gibsons  wharf. Garcia is alleged to have held a  man at gunpoint for a period of time.  He is charged with break and enter,  possession of a dangerous weapon,  pointing a firearm at a person and  possesion ^mari^ ��� yp '������  Gibsons RCMP would release no other  details on the case. -"'  In another case, Johnson fined Gerry  Douglas Maerz $1,500 for driving with an  alcohol breath reading of over .08.  It was Maerz' third conviction for  impaired driving since December 1973.  Johnson noted that if Maerz' convictions  had been more recent ��� the second was in  August 1974 ��� he would have been  required by the law to sentence Maerz to  three months in jail.  Maerz was stopped by Gibsons RCMP  the night of November 14 after police  observed his vehicle swerving along Highway 101 inside the village. He had a  breathalyzer reading of .23.  The maximum fine Johnson could have  imposed is $2,000. Maerz was also placed  on probation for six months and ordered to  attend the Impaired drivers course.  An 18-year-old man who pleaded guilty  to a series of three break, enter and theft  charges was given a suspended one-year  sentence.  Crown Counsel E. Chester ley told  Johnson that the man, Wayne Terrance  Dubois, was involved ln thefts of liquor  and a coin collection from three residence  during October. In each instance, Dubois  was accompanied by one of two Juveniles.  Dubois told Johnson, "I still don't know  why I did it. It's beyond me and I'm very  sorry."  Johnson told Dubois that as this was his  first offence! he was going to give him "a  chance to prove yourself. You say you've  changed. If it happens again, it will be a  Jail term."  Johnson also ordered him to attend  such counseling programs as decided by  the probation officer, to possess or consume no alcohol, and to stay away from  the two Juveniles for tlio one-year period of  his suspended sentence.  Corl Henry Motzler pleaded guilty  before the Judge to possession of  marijuana and was given a $150 fine.  Motzler was apprehended by UCMP  outside the Beuchcomber Motor Inn on  November 18. Police said they smelled  marijuana smoke and upon searching  Motzler discovered a baggie of the substance.  Motzler was told by Johnson: "It Is  ngalnat tlio laws of Uils country to possess  marijuana. 1 won't argue tho morals of  that. It's up to you If you want to possess lt.  An a Judge, 1 can only say $150. But tlie  next tlmo Uie flno Is not the same."  In unrelated cases, Robert Alan  Flnlnynon and Gary Allan l^ntz pleaded  guilty to charges of driving without Insurance and wore each fined Die minimum  $250.  Sandy Caroline pUtaded guilty to being  in a licenced premises as an underage  person. He is 17. Johnson gave him a  suspended sentence of three months and  ordered him to perform 25 hours of  community work sentence in lieu of a $100  fine.  Use Christmas Seals  It's A Matter of Life & Breath  LV ROOFING SUPPLY CENTRE af J  886-2489  Fitness is something you can jump  up and down about  V,  wonl-W  paRmipatTion  The canad^n n-Oventenllw personal titr^ess  Fitness. In jour heart you know it's right  wm  f  886-7125  Gibsons 1  Harbour i?  #  bsi Minute  esfions  Spinning Santa Toy   Sparkle Toy   China Tea Sots S3..'  Carved Pin Boxes SI.  "KOH" Incense - the bestl      Straw Hot Pads    .7  Lidded Straw Baskets    SI.  Pure Silk Scarves     S3.  Sparklers    JUST ARRIVED ��� MORE SKIRTS & DRESSES  FORTHE HOLIDAY SEASON.   S2.25   S2.25  S3.50& S6.50  SI.98- S5.45   $1.65  . 79c - SI.59  S1.98 - S5.50  S3.25 - S5.25   .45c    85c  *^^^  (31  3RD ANNUALTURKar DINNER SPECIAL  We would like to extend our best wishes to everyone and  wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Thank you very much  for your patronage and to show our appreciation, we'd like  to invite you all to come along on:  ��� Thurs, December 22, 4 pm-on  .    SI95     u  only     ��9     each  ������������f.'--i   '.. --iV      t-y. -  * Everyone Walcome *  No reservations, first come ��� fi rst served  HOLIDAY HOURS  Closed Christmas Day ��� Open Boxing Day at 4 p.m.  Regular Hour* right through to New Year's Eve  Closed New Year's Day  s  GOLDEN CITY RESTAURANT!  Wharf St. 885-2511 Sechelt  CO  WORKERS AT THE Sechelt Post Office had a busy time of It laat week as Christmas cards, letters and  parcels continued to pour in on them.  CASA MARTINEZ wishes: "Felices Fiestas  de Navidad  uUe/t/ty Ch/ttetmas  to (M OU/t JMGWCfe &  front the  Martinez family  SALE  SALE  Grand  Opening  Sale  3 Days Only  Dec. 22,  M^/  New Yeur'n Dny  SniorgfiHbord  (reservations necessary)  20% OFF  Every Shoe In The Store  MAXI'S SHOES  Glbtons Harbour  Quality footwear at economy prices  MAXI'S SHOES / Poft't  Mis* This  One Read the Want Ads for Best Buys  ���;���.���������������.���'������'������''���.   ���"."��������� P.-   '.    . -.-. r.:���'��������� '���������  PHONE 885-3231  Announcements  LOUIS & RHONDA Nichols  are proud to announce the  arrival of their second son .  Roland Clarence James, 7 lb.  3 oz., born Dec. 9, brother to  Louis Jr. Grandparents are  Louis & Ruby Nichols and  Roland & Gloria Fritz.   3687-4  SEASON'S   Greetings   to  ��� everyone. We have moved  to Inlet Ave. Seaside Rentals  Ltd. 37104  Emergency Charges. This is  to remind the public that ���  As of October  1^ 1977, St.  Mary's  Hospital   has   been  charging more for the use of  their Emergency Department  to those people who are not  true emergencies. It is felt  that this department has been  abused in the past and in order  to provide the best service  possible to the public, we wish  to make it clear that we are an  emergency   facility.   The  charge of $2.00 will remain for  the following categories as  defined by B.C.  Hospital  Programs and includes the  definition of an emergency  admission. 1. Any accident  occurring within 24 hours; 2.  Any acute illness occuring  within   24  hours:   3.   Appointments made for you by  your doctor  for  particular  examinations,   which-*" ordinarily cannot be handled by  clinic facilities such as minor  surgery, dressings for acute  illness   or   cast   changes  following  surgery  or  accidents. A basic charge of  $10.00 plus $5.00 for any  specific services will be made  for  the  following:   1.   Non  residents of British Columbia;  2.  Illness  or  accident  left  untreated for previous 24  hours; 3. Those who drop in to  see a Doctor.  Enquiries,  regarding the above, may be  directed to the Nursing Staff  or  Administration  of  the  Hospital, if necessary. Please  note that the above charges in  comparison to other hospitals  in the Lower Mainland Area  are   still   favourable.   N.  Vucurevich, Administrator.    3700-7  Card of Thanks  WE WOULD like to thank our  relatives and Mends for the  calls and visits to Jim while he  was in St. Paul's Hospital.  Wishing you all the best in the  holidays. ��� Jim, Eleanor,,  Lome, David and Hazel Reid.  36984  MANY SINCERE thanks to  all doctors, nurses, and staff  of St. Mary's Hospital. Very  special people doing a  splendid job. All Good Wishes  in your chosen professions,  and Season's Greetings. - Art  and Alice Cherry. 36974  In Memoriam  EDWARDSON: In loving  memory of my dear  husband Gordon who passed  away December 26th, 1975.  Ever remembered. Sadly  missed, his loving wife Doris.  . 37114  Personal  PHOTOGRAPHS published in  The Peninsula times can be  ordered for your own use at  The Times office. 1473-tf  ALCOHOLICS   Anonymous  meetings 8:30 p.m.  every  Wednesday, Madeira Park  Community Hall. Ph. 883-9698.  3440-tfn  DISCERNING ADULTS:  Shop discreetly by mail.  Send $1.00 for our latest fully  illustrated catalogue of  marital aids for both ladies  and gentlemen. Direct Action  Marketing Inc. Dept. U.K.,  P.O. Box ."1268, Vancouver,  U.C.V6B3X9. 3599-tfn  COME IN TO J&C Electronics  for your fred Radio Shack  catalogue. 1327-tfn  MRS. JACK, Tarot card, palm  reader. Reads past, present,  future; love business, health,  marriage. Help in all  problems. Ask any questions.  Send full date of birth and  name with $7.00. Will send  answers. Mrs. .Jace, 2033 East  Hastings St., Vancouver V5N  1V0. 36964  Work Wanted  IWrcitUHKKN  LAND-SCAPING  FRUIT TREE  PltUNING  HARK MULCH  .SIIRIJBHKDS  f ree estimates  885-5033  HClIMfn  Work Wanted  WHAT DO YOU EXPECT  FROM A TREE SERVICE?  ��� Experienced, insured  work?  ��� Prompt, guaranteed service?  ��� Fair estimates?      ^  Then    give    us    a    call:  PEERLESS  TREE SERVICES LTD.,  8a5-f2109. 758-tfn  CARPENTER - Houses,  garages, renovations,  fences. Quality worknianship,  reasonable rates. John F.  Goodwin, 885-2456. 36384  DRAPERIES      done  professionally.   Very  reasonable. Call Mrs. Frank  885-3905. 36404  Help Wanted  PageB-2     The Peninsula Times      Wed, Dec 21,1977  CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING RATES  Phone 885-3231  . ��� ���   ��� ������.���').  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Interested candidates should  send written resumes to Ms.  Joyce Jacquet, Co-ordinator  of Modern Languages,  Capilano College, 2055 Purcell  Way, North Vancouver.  Please include phone number.  Closing date is December 28.  36924  Real Estate  160 FERTILE acre ranch near  Edgewood, B.C. House,  outbuildings, machinery, 50  head of cattle, grazing lease.  All for $160,000. Selkirk Realty  Ltd., Nakusp, B.C. VOG 1R0.  Phone 265-3635. 36954  FOR HANDYMAN or builder.  Granthams 2 storey  and  bsmt. prime  view house.  $23,000. Terms. Ph. 886-7891.  3701-7  BY OWNER. 3 bdrm home;  large corner lot. Roberts  Creek. Remodelled kitchen,  FP, w-w carpet. Ph. 885-3604.  3707-7  LGE VIEW LOT, Selma Pk. 3  bdrm plus enste, huge  sundeck, 2 balconies, new w-  w, 2 f-p. dev'd bsmt, 2 kitch,  2V. wash, 4 appl. $55,400. Ph.  (112)274-5017. 3673-6  FOR SALE by Owner.  Grandview & Malum Rd.  area. 3 view lots, fully serviced. Plus! One small house,  fireplace, terrific view, large-  lot. Ph. 886-9984. 3393-tfn  FOR SALE  2-3 bodroom home In  excellent condition on  large lot in Sechelt  Village. Basement,  clote to all  amenltlet,  By Owner  $34,000  885-9802  For  Quick Results    Use Times Adbriefs  TIRED OF RENTING?  WANT TO BUY BUT CANNOT AFFORD? Opportunity knocks but  once, Here is your chance. 1280 sq ft brand new 3 bdrm, 2  bathroom, large kitchen & living rm, laundry & storage. Full price  $34,500. Bank mortgage available on $1725 down at $295 per mo.  No down payment required on credit approval. Located in Gibsons,  2 blocks from school and shopping.  WHY RENT ��� When you can build up an equity in your own place.  for appoinintent phone ��86-9890  r  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  ���  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  ���  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  t  The Peninsula Tinies Classifieds  3 lines for $2.15  Run your ad 3 times for the price of 2.  Print your ad in the squares. Be sure to leave a blank space after each  word.  Three lines is $2.1 5. Each additional line is 60c.  Take advantage of our special savings.  * Run your ad twice ��� the third time is FREE.  * If you pay for your ad the Saturday before publication you get a  discount ��� 25c for 1 insertion ��� 50c for 3.  Mall us your ad, or drop it off:  In Sechelt at the Peninsula Times Office  In Gibsons at the Arbutus Tree  The Peninsula Tinies Classifieds  Box 310 Sechelt, B.C.  VON 3A0  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  i  ��� i  CLASSIFICATION  15  60��  60c  60c  Name  Address  Postal todi  Tel No.  The Peninsula Times Classifieds  Olli Sladey  REALTY  LTD.  BOX lt)0, MADEIRA PARK, B.C.  PHONE: PENDER HARBOUR 883-22,3 TOLL FREE FROM VANCOUVER: 689-7623  Member of Multiple Listing Service '&<,  HOMES  MIDDLEPOINT ��� 2 bdrm home, 1100+sq ft, situated on 9.5+ fairly  level treed acres ��� approx one acre cleared around house. 850+ ft  frontage on Hwy 101. $55,000.  LOT 19, RONDEVIEW ROAD ��� lai'ge 3 bdrm ranch style home,  1711+_sq ft plus carport, built 1976. W/W, fireplace, ensuite, family  room, immediate possession. $65,000.  KLEINDALE ���2.2 ACRES WITH SIDE BY SIDE DUPLEX-^ Choice land  with one 2 bdrm unit and one 3 bdrm unit, located on Garden Bay  Road close to secondary school. $85,000.  IRVINES LANDING ��� 2 bdrm home with view over Lee Bay. W/w  carpets, sundeck, range-fridge included. Close to Marina and Govt-  Wharf. Trade considered on house in Vancouver area. $31,900.  MADEIRA PARK ��� Architect designed 4 BR view home on Gulfview  Road. An interesting home with range, fridge, washer & dryer, dishwasher and Acorn fireplace included in purchase price.'Close to  school, shopping and moorage facilities. $77,000.  LOT 47, RONDEVIEW ROAD ��� new* bdrm split level home, ensuite,  w/w, fireplace, sundeck, carporii^Partial basement with unfinished  rec room. Immediate possession. $60,0.00.  ELLIOTT ROAD, GARDEN BAY LAKE ��� Well-built 670+ sq ft home  on large treed lo{, close to good swimming. $38,000.  GARDEft BAY ESTATES ��� Spacious 3 bdrm cedar home, buijt 1975,  designed for luxurious living from the well appointed kitchen to the  open beam living area with its red plush shag carpets and frosted  marble fireplace. Many extras in this fine home. '$115,000.  GARDEN BAY ��� 4 bdrm family home. Recently remodelled, on  large landscaped lot. Close to stores, PO S marinas. $45,000.  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  ���  ���  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  I  1  I  I  I  I  NARROWS ROAD - 3 BR ranch style home, built 1976, on Wesjoc  Road, near Madeira Park. Carport and sundeck. $39,900.  GARDEN BAY ESTATES ��� brand new 3 bdrm cedar home with 2 full  floors of living area. 2 fireplaces, sundeck, Harbour view. $73,500.  MADEIRA PARK ��� attractive 2 bdrm bungalow with ocean view,  stone heatilator fireplace and double garage. Good garden area,  ... concjete, driveway. ^e/^st^tjr |r_^tment.|hsj-����. ,$44,500.   ^  I  ...iuy-:i&ii "  ACREAGE  1. MIDDLEPOINT ~ 9.5�� fairly level treed acres with 2 bdrm.  home. 850+_ ft highway frontage. $55,000.  2. D.L. 2392 ��� 160�� acres, situated approx 1 1/2 miles above  Hwy 101. Access by old logging road. Trails and roads throughout  this nicely treed usable land. $160,000.  3. KLElMDALE ��� approx 20 acres of fairly level land with approx 10  acres cleared. $38,000.  'A. IRVINES LANDING ��� 2.87 level acres, view, across road from  public waterfront access. $35,000. ^  5. NEAR MADEIRA PARK ��� 15.12 acres with 21504: ft hwy frontage. Zoned R3L. $46,000.  6. MIDDLE POINT ��� 18.9 acres on Hwy 101 with 2 bdrm cottage,  small creek. $40,000.  7. MADEIRA PARK ��� 5+_ acres, seml-lakefront treed property with,  3 bdrm home overlooking Paq (lilies) Lake. $77,500.  8. FRANCIS PENINSULA��� 1.5+ acre treed lot, easy access, easy to  build on. $15,000.  9. BARGAIN HARBOUR ��� 1   1/2 acres, nicely treed, 'secluded.,  Hydro, yvater, septic tank A drain field In. $25,000.  IjO. KLEINDALE ��� 23.78 acres on Menacher Road, |ust off Hwy 101.  Some merchantable timber on property. $50,000.  WATERFRONT LOTS  1. SECRET COVE ��� Lot A on Wescan Rd. Steep, but has good  building site 8, sheltered moorage. On sewer system, $35,000.  2. GERRANS BAY 100+ It waterfront with 188 tt frontage on  Francis Peninsula Rood. Driveway, septic tank, water line and  electricity all In. $32,000.  3.GARDEN BAY ESTATES��� 290+ ft waterfront on 1.2 treed acres.  Driveway In, building sites cleared, septic approved. $95,000  4. FRANCIS PENINSULA -��� 70�� ft bluft waterfront lot. View over  Bargain Harbour, accett Irom Francis Peninsula Road. $21,500.  5. MADEIRA PARK 1.4+ troeed acres wllh 73+ tt sheltered  waterlront, deep moorage. Commercial/residential. $29,500.  6. FRANCIS PENINSULA 132ft. watorfront In Ponder Harbour. 1.8  Acres, doop water moorage. $75,000.  IWATERFRONT ACREAG  _  NARROWS INLET trood wotorlront acreages In secluded and  beautiful Inlot, 22 miles trom Sechelt or 14 mllos trom Egmont. Most  are low bank waierfront.  Lot #3 *���?*+ ocre$  $25,300  lot<y5        ... .14.67�� acres  $39,500  Lot #6    5.50�� ocres $26,500  lot HI ' 5,02�� arret $24,500  lol#B    0.41+2 acret $29,500  lot*9 10.46+acres $27,500  NFISON   ISIAND 40   unique   acret   with   1500   ft   theltered*  woteilront on Weitrrtere Bay, 223+ ft lakefront on West lake. 3  Ixlim homo, 2 rottagot, lloatt, road to lake. Atking $160,000,  AGAMMFMNON BAY 200 + fI waterlront wllh 900 ft frontage on  Kgmont Road ad|acent to Jervis View Marina. 5.11 acret. Spo<  toculor vlaw up Jervis Inlet and fishing on your doorstep, $68,000.  GARDEN BAY      3 1/2+ ocres with 500+ ft sheltered woterfront.  A very nice pat eel. $122,500.  EARLS COVE        5.57 acres good land with 450+  fl theltered  woteilront adjoining Eailt Covo Forry terminal. $125,000.  DAN WILEY  Res. 683-9149  WATERFRONT HOMES  BARGAIN HARBOUR ��� Beautiful 3 bdrm home, 1343_r. sq ft, imr  ported stone fireplace, plus w/w, utility room, basement with 4th  bdrm. On an excellent .82+. acre treed lot with )30__ ft low bank  sheltered waterfront. Float. $149,000.  'EGMONT ��� 280�� ft good waterfront on Egmont Point. 1.15��  acres, southerly exposure, beach float, 950+ sq tt partly furnished  one bdrm cottage, tool shed. Water access ohly.'$59,000  MADEIRA PARK ��� furnished duplex on 52 ft waterfront. Upper floor  'has. one bdrm furnished suite with large sundeck. Lower floor has  furnished bachelor suite with Franklin fireplace! Access from  Johnstone Road. $60,000.  GERRANS BAY ��� Over 3,000 sq. ft, of living area in this architect  designed 3 BR home, situated on a large landscaped lot with 130t  ft. deep, sheltered waterfront. $95,000.  BARGAIN HARBOUR ��� Treed waterfront lot with cozy one bdrm  furnished cabin. Common sewer system available. $69,900.  FRANCIS PENINSULA��� 33Q.+ ft waterfront just outside Harbour  entrance. 2 bdrm home, partial basement, with sweeping view of  Harbour entrance, islands and Gulf. Good,garden area. $128,000.  EGMONT ��� Small A-frame cabin on .66 acres lease property  .with 103 j_ ft waterfront. Approx 151'years remaining on lease.  Hydro and water. Access by boat or float plane. $ 14,900.  GUNBOAT BAY ��� 5j�� acres, 152�� ft waterfront, access from Hwy  101 near Madeira Park. 3 bdrm home, 3 cottages, float. $115,000.  GERRANS BAY ��� nice 2 bdrm home with fireplace, w/w carpets,  brick fireplace, full basement with rumpus room. Carport. On large  lot with 133+ft sheltered waterfront with ramp and float. $89,000-  \LAKEFRONT PROPERTIES)  CARTERS LANDING ��� Sakinaw Lake ��� 24.84J acres with 1,350 fc ft  lakefront, creek, road access, house, large parking and boat  launching area. $135,000.  D.L. 3258 ��� between SAKINAW and RUBY LAKES ��� 37�� acres with  1,500�� ft waterfront on Sakinaw Lake, creek. Halowell Road  ends OT property. $110,000.  SAKINAW LAKE ��� 16 acres with 750�� ft of sheltered waterfront  with southern exposure. Water access only. $36,000.  RUBY LAKE ��� H3_; acres of excellent land. 400' waterfront on  Ruby Lake, 2,600 ����� ft waterfront on lagoon, 2 houses, trailer  spaces. $120,000.  SAKINAW LAKE ��� 57.5�� acres with 3,500_; ft sheltered waterfront. 2 summer cottages, 2 docks, water access only. $200,000.  HOTEL LAKE ��� 105�� ft excellent lakefront lot. 1/2 acre with hydro  and easy access. $20,000.  RUBY LAKE ��� Lot 4 has 117 �� ft good lakefront, driveway in from  Hallowell Road, serviced with hydro. $17,600.  , SA^NAWlAKE ��� I30b��'ft choicetbfcefibnt with'.24& nicely treed  acres. 4 bdrm furnished Panabode hbnle with sundeck on 4 sides..  Floats, 2 boats and motors. Avery nice property. $105,000.  RUBY LAKE ��� 3 btjrm partially furnished cottage with antique brick  fireplace, sundeck, Hydro. Situated on 96 ft choice lakefront in a  sheltered cove. Road access. $49,000.  PAQ LAKE ��� 5_r nicely treed acres with 3 bdrm split level home.  Fireplace, half basement with rec room. Separate single carport,  storage shed. Fruit trees, garden and view over lake. $77,500.     .,  I  LOTS  1. RUBY LAKE ��� Lot 28, seml-waterfront lot, Road access, hydro.  $9,500.  2. MADEIRA PARK ��� serviced lots,  most with  view,  close  to,  schools, stores. PO & marinas. $9,000 to $22,000.  3. FRANCIS PENINSULA ��� several good building lots, serviced with  .hydro and water. $12,900 ��� $15,000.  4. FRANCIS PENINSULA ROAD ��� 77 ft. road frontage. Inexpensive  lot, about 1/2 mile past Medical Clinic. $8000.  5. GARDEN BAY ESTATES ��� serviced view lot In an area of fine  view homes. $21,250.  6. GARDEN BAY LAKE ��� nicely treed lot on Elliot Road with view of  lake. Drain field Is In. $12,900.  7. NARROWS ROAD ~ Good building lots close to Madeira Park  $9,000 & $9,500.  8. MADEIRA PARK ~ cleared building lot with 81 ft frontage on  Gulfview Road, spectacular view over Pender Harbour.  $14,000.  9. .SECHELT ��� level, naturally treed lot, 75'xl 50' on Norwest Bay  Road. $10,500.  10. SANDY HOOK ��� View lot on Porpolso Drive, cloto to public  beach. $8,500.  11. SINCLAIR BAY ROAD ��� Building lott..$16,000 to $18,900.  12. 1ANGDALE CHINES ��� lot 35 at end ol Grady Road. Good treed  building lot with mountain view. Cloto to Langdalo ferry. $13,500.  13. PENDER LAKE PROPERTIES ��� new  15 lot subdivision. Thete  soml-waterlront & view Ipts are situated on Sinclair Bay Rood,  close to Hotel lake 8, Garden Bay lake. Mott lott havo a driveway In  and all are serviced with Hydro 8, Wator.  Lot 1    $14,500  Lot 2 $13,500  Lot 3 $13,500  Lot 4 $15,000  Lot 5 $15,500  lot 6 $15,000  Lot 7 $15,000  LotB $15,500  Lot9 $22,500  Lot 10 $19,500  Lol II   $18,000  Lol 12 $17,500  Lot 13 $17,500  lot 14 $17,500  Lot 15 $19,500  REVENUE PROPERTIES  i  BUSINESS BLOCK     MADEIRA PARK  2 concrete block buildings built 1970, with a total floor orea ol  0.250   tq   ft.    Located on  5,4+ arret   on Hwy  101  at    Franclt  Ponlnsula Road. $195,000  PHARMACY - MADEIRA PARK 3,000 tq. ft. looted floor space In  Pender Harbour shopping centre. $30,000. tor butlnots and.  equipment, plut cash for stock In trade.  PARK MOTEL��� 11 modern rental unlit and 2 BR residence on 1.3 +  ocres on Sunthlne Coast Highway at Pender Harbour. Ideal tor  couple wanting a home and Income. 1110,000.  I  ISLANDS  i  SUITON ISLAND, EOMONT beautiful 1.7+ acre islond, woll  treed, beach and sheltered cove. Locatod directly Ih hont ol Egmonl  Marina. An excellent buy. $35,000.  11,6+ ACRE ISIAND ��� at the entrance to Churchill Bay, Fronds  Peninsula, 3 bdrm lurnlshed panabode cottage, float, water ���  hydro. 1 \A�� Acre. $165,000.  OLLI or JEAN SLADIY  083-2233 Wednesday, December 21, 1977  lite Peninsula Times  PageB-3  Real Estate  For Rent  Boats and Engines       For Sale  NEW1200 sq ft home with full1  bsmt.. includes shake roof,  carpets, finished FP's up and  down, custom Mtchert  cabinets. Located on Chaster  Rd. on 100x100 beautifully  treed lot hear the newly*  proposed Pratt Rd. school.  Priced for excel, value in mid  50's by contractor. Ph. 886-  7511.    ' 2462-tfn  For Rent  BACHELOR and 1 bdrm apts.  Furn. & unfurn. in Gibsons.  W-w carpet, parking. Ph. 886-  7490 or 886-2597. 3248-tf  LARGE housekeeping rooms,  daily, weekly or monthly.  Ph. 885-3295 or 886-2542.    3090-  tf n  AVAIL NOW. 3 bdrm Selma  Pk,   IV2   wash,   covered  sundeck, ocean view,  appl.  $270+. Ph. (112) 274-5017:  3672-6  NEW DUPLEX  ,   SECHELT  $,     Upper 3 bedrooms  Lower 1 bedroom  References ...  H.B. Gordon Agencies  885-2013  3685-3  TWO   1   BDRM   furn.   WF  cottages. Avail 1st of Jan.,  $200 each. Ph. 883-9285.   36934  FOR SALE or rent. Older 2  bdrm home on Mermaid St.  Ph.885-2646. 35904  FOR RENT. Wilson Creek  Community Hall.  Contact  Bonnie Wigard at 885-9403.  3691-tfin  2 BDRM double wide. Unfurn.  Stoye & fridge included.  Davis Bay, $250 per mo? Avail.  Jan. l.Ph, 885-2950.       3689-7  1 BDRM apartment Sechelt.  Fridge  & stove.  Unfurn.  $126. Ph. 885-2862. 37034  2 BDRM  HOUSE  Gibsons.  Stove,  fridge,  FP,   view.  Close to everything. $300 per  mo. Ph. 886-2088. 37084  Fully modern 3 bdrm home in  lower   Gibsons.   Carpeted  throughout. Fireplace. Avail.  Dec. 31 $325 per mo.  2 bdrm apt. overlooking Keats  Island, lower Gibsons. Carpeted, modern. $230 per mo.  CENTURY WEST  REAL ESTATE LTD.  885-3271  3709-tfn  2 BDRM HOUSE, Gibsons.  Stove, fridge, fireplace,  view, close to.everything^ $300  *; per mo. Ph. 886-2088.      3657-6  ROBERTS CREEK, 3 mi.  from Gibsons. New 1300 sq ft  home on 5 acres. View. 3  bdrm, 3 bath, full bsmt,  carport. Immed. poss. $425  Sir mo. Lease avail. Refs req.  eply to Box 310 (M) Sechelt.  3668-6  2 BDRM FURN  waterfront  home, Selma Park, $275 per  mo. Call Ron days 988-5201,  eves 980-0956. 3669-tfn  AVAIL. JAN.  1 - 2 bdrm  waterfront cottage. Davis  Bay. Elec. heat, fridge, stove.  $225. Ph. 885-2183. 3666-6  2 BDRM home hear lake.  Garden Bay area, $175 per  month. Phone 883-2321.   36324  MEN'S    ROOM,    kitchen  facilities. Clean,  warm.  Priv. ent, wf. Ph. 885-9538.  36424  AVAIL. JAN. 1,1978. 12x68'  three bdrm home c-w  5' x 40' addition, $250 per  month. Includes pad rental in  Sundance Court, Sechelt. Ph.  885-9979 or 885-2084 eves. 3675-  tfn  2 BDRM full bsmt waterfront  home. Selma.Park. Ph. 462-  9992 aft 6 p.m. 3680-6  3 BDRM HOME, 2 floors. 1%  bath, w-w carpet, unfurn.  Avail Dec. 15. Ph. 885-9909  after 5 p.m. 3682-6  Cars and Trucks  '68 FORD TORINO GT. Auto,  2 dr. hdtp. Low mi., good  cond. FP $1800. Ph. 886-2765.  3684-6  ���.              1   '���'65   PLYMOUTH   Fury   HI  station wagon. 1966 Fury III  almost  complete  for spare  parts. 883-2410. 2959-tfn  ���70 FORD  CREW  Cab,  4-  speed, Posi-track, new box,  $1,200. Ph. 885-3903. ,     36364  2 Al SLOT mags. 10 x 15. Fits  Ford Merc. $100. Ph. 883- ,  2456. 36414  '68 RAMBLER 6 cyl. Good  condition, $500. Ph. 886-7253.    36354  '70 FORD 4 x 4. Needs engine  work. Runs good. Many new  parts. Ph. 885-2954, $1200. 3658-  6  '70     WV     VAN,     semi-  camperized.      Excellent  running condition. Ph.  886-  7334, $1800. 36564  TWO-TON truck for .hire. Ph.  885-2456. 36374  '74 VEGA Hatchback. 13,000  mi., 4 spd., deluxe vinyl  custom int. Dark metallic  brown with white rally  striping. Like new. $2295. Ph.  886-7411. 2831-tf  DATSUN 510 parts, starter  windshields/ seats, electrical, dash, heater, 4 spd  trans. Ph. 885-2562.        3688-7  MUST SELL '73 FORD LTD.  Exc. condition. Only 35,000  mi.,$.24$LQbo. Ph, 083-9661..  "o������,"������������ *   37024  '71 CAPRI 1600. Runs well,  good tires, needs body work,  $800. Ph. 886-9973. 3704-7  1951 INTERNATIONAL 1500  ��allon tank truck, low  ease, good shape. $4,500  firm. Phone 335-2244 Hornby  Island. 36944  w  Operation  LJfotqte  Urn  J  PMvicinairiirn  won km*,  HIGGSMARINE  SURVEYS LTD.  Insurance claims. Condition &  valuation surveys. Serving the  Sunshine Coast & B.C. Coastal  waters. Ph. 885-9425, 885-9747,  885-3643,886-9546.        3490-tfn  28' SILVERTON1975 Twin 220  FWC Crusaders. Loaded  with equip like new cond with  low engine hrs. May be seen at  Taylor's Store Float at  Garden Bay or ph. 883-9020.    *  367.W  Wanted to Buy  OLD FASHIONED Christmas  tree bubble lights. Ph. 883-  2456. 3610-3  Livestock  CERTIFIED Farrier, Hans  Berger is coming to Coast.  Contact Sunshine Farm. 898-  3751. 994-tfK*  GOOD LOCAL Ladner hay for'  sale. Call 596-0920.   3634-tfn  Pets  408 KENNELS Halfmoon Bay.  Please  note  new phone  number. 885-9991. 3663-6  QUALITY FARM  SUPPLY  All Buckerfield Feeds  Hardware - Fencing  Fjalilizer- Purina Products-  Alfalfa-Hay-Straw  Good Tack Selection -  Rototillers - Toro Land-,  mowers  We are on Pratt Road, 1 mile  south from Highway  PHONE 886-7527   11548-tfn  For Sale  BLACK AND white portable  television, $25. Ph. 886-9396.  CaU after 4 p.m. 37064  FOR SALE: By Builder. 3  ������ bdrm home in Gibsons. Cnr.  of Pratt & Grandview Rd. 1300  jq.ft, 2 full bathrooms w-  ceramic splashes and 6 ft.  vanities, vinyl siding, 7W  insulation in ceiling. Finished  L-shaped rec room w-  Franklin fireplace, heatilator  fireplace upstairs. Deluxe  Citation kitchen w-  dishwasher. Concrete  driveway, lots of wallpaper.  Expensive carpet and light  fixtures. $55,900. Ph. 886-7411.  2830-tf  FLETCHER SAFE. Outside  measurements 32x38,  inside 18 x 26. Submit offer in  writing Madeira Park Credit  Union, Box 28, Madeira Pk.  Ph. 883-2236. 3705-7  '76 GLEN .RIVER 12x68  trailer. Like new. Set up  skirted with porch in mobile  home park. Must sell immediately, $15,000 firm. Also,  heavy duty canopy for 8' long  bdx,$50. Ph. 885-2496.    3661-6  DROP LEAF Duncan Fyfe'  table. Antique black oak  library table. Firescreen for  24"x36" opening. Mc-  Cullough saw med. blade for  parts. Ph. 886-7046.        3664-6  B & W TV with record player.  Works good, $125. Ph. 885-  2954. 36606  Fight the  lung  Emphysema, Asthma. Tuberculosis,  Chronic Bronchitis, Air Pollution  Use  Christmas  Seals  f  ALL TYPES OF INSURANCE  Seaside Plaza  886-2000  Gibsons  886-2607  Motorcycles  '71   HONDA,   350cc.   Good  running cond., $550. Ph. 885-  2954. 3659-6  Machinery  Did you know that 12  million people in Canada  consume alcohol? Many  peoplo drink with moderation and keep Iheir health,  bul 72(),(X)() drink in excess.  Ileal encourages the growth  of bacteria, particularly in  meat, poultry, fish, eggs and  sauces. Cold foods should  be kept al temperatures below 5 degrees Celsius and  hot foods at temperatures  above (>() degiees Celsius.  Keep all containers marked  "poison" oul of lite icaeli  of curious children and care  less adults. Thousands of  cases of poisoning are  treated 111 hospitals and  clinics each year. These  figures remind us that you,  loo, ciiii be a victim of  poisoning. 110 mallei where,  no mallei when.  Your luuirt worK:i  IuikIiii when  yon'ii) not in ihn  aJflllH)    Cmt  tit     ���  nnd linn tlio  flock IxK.k  Fit nose la tun  Tiy some  TREE FARMER skidder 1965  C 5BD hd. PR 75 Axels and  spare parts. Incl. 2 differentials and 2 pr. 75 hubs, 2  axles, etc. ROPS. Ph. 883-2552  or 826-8840. $7500 firm. 3646-tfn  Mobile Homes  '74 12' x 68' STATESMAN. 3  bdrm, sep. utility room. All  appliances. Like new inside &  out. Ph.885-.3801 eves. 3678-tfn  For Quick Results  Use AdbrlcfH.  H.B. GORDON AGENCIES LTD.  Sechelt  CpwrteSt. 885-2013  SECHELT ��� Be sure to inspect this large 2 bdrm, full bsmt home  and double garage. It Is located on a quiet street one block to  shopping. Meticulously developed inside and out.  WEST SECHELT ��� Two level family home. Living room, kitchen,  bath, 2 bdrms up. Family room, both and 2 bdrms down. Only  $42,500. Try terms or trade?  REDROOFFS RD ��� Prime waterfront lot and two bedroom 1800  sq ft home. Sweeping view. May we show you this special'  property today? FP $89,000. Terms?  REDROOFFS ROAD ��� Attractive two bedroom non-basement.  Heatilator fireplace, separate utility room. Oil heat, attached  carport, cut stone planter, separate 12' x 16' "dog homo".  Garden space and one acre of land. Beach access across street.  Move In now. Fp $42,500.  SOUTHWOOD RD ��� (Redrooffs) New 900 sq ft two bedroom  home. Fireplace, sundeck, half acre lot. FP $39,500.  CEDAR GROVE RD ��� (Roberts Creek) Lovely one bedroom  rancher. Large carpeted living room, fireplace, carport, separate  workshop. Only $28,000.  5.1 acros WF, Redrooffs Rd. light bank '. $75,000  2 acres Hall Rd, 275x315 $25,000  7/1 Oqcre Waterfront, moorage, Halfmoon Bay $54^500  1/2 acre Treed, serviced, terms $12,300  J   75 ft lot, $1500 down and $100 per month  \   54 ft lot. Sechelt $12,900  * Vlow lot, Hopkins Landing , $11 300  J   100 ft, WF and trailer, Redrooffs Rd      $22 900  }    * JOHN or LYNN WILSON 885-9365  We Hope This .layout* Time Will Bring To You  AH The Goodness Of Yulctlde.  Stan Anderson, Jock Anderson, Doug Joyc��,   I fl  Goorg* Townsond, Frank Uwls A MurUI Carman,  th* ��toH at  erson  REALTY LTD  Toll Fro*: 684 8016  QAie tiimQd Hike to wtsli  aHH ou/i Customers 6 ^/uenota  tlie ^est jjOix CA/ttstwas  6 th cAlewQjca/tf  Please drop in for a chit, a cheer and a cup of coffee.  S��o/t/ii6, ^and/to, Jkm, ��Keri, Cfats' and Jktim  HOMES  GRANDVIEW ROAD: Fantastic fully finished  large family home on almost cne acre lot In fast  growing area. Three bedrooms on main floor  plus another finished in ba servient. Two  fireplaces. Many extras, such as skylight,  special lighting and large sundeck over double  carport, View lot. Don't miss this one. Excellent  value. $64,900.  FLUME ROAD: Like new 12 x 60' mobile home  with bay windows. Fully skirted crawlspace,  large sundock and entrance. Includes appliances, air conditioning, metal storage shed  and oil tank. All this and a beautiful setting  close to Flume Park and beach. The lease pad  area Is landscaped and nestled In the trees for  privacy. $14,900.  DAVIDSON ROAD: Spectacular view and  privacy in Langdale Ridge. Large three  bedroom home has all targe rooms. Fireplace  upstairs. Separate carport allows more room  for expansion In the full basement. Large cedar  sundeck and many extra features, Enter by way  of nicely treed panhandle driveway to the 1/2  acre you can call homo, $54,900  LANGDALE RIDGE: Full basement 1218 square  loot home on view lot. Three large bedrooms,  cornor fireplace facing living room ond dining  room. Also has eating area off the kitchen  Extromely well constructed home with large  sundeck and carport, An Ideal family home  $52,900.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: REVENUE This new duplex  on a 1/2 acre lot represents the Ideal Investment property. There aro 1232 sq fl In both  of theta side by side suites. Features aro post  and beam construction wllh feature wall  llroploco and sundecks, There Is appeal to  separate rontal markets with a two and a throo  bodroom sulto. Assumption of presant mortgage makes purrhate very easy and(a yearly  Income ot ovor $7000 makes this property hard  to hont. IT $75,000,  GRANDVIEW RD: Quality built new 1300,  square foot home wllh (ull basement, Many  extra foaturos' Including healllator fireplace.  Two full baths. Plumbing roughed-in In  basement, Built-in dishwasher, fridge and  tovo. Wall to woll carpeting throughout,  $50,500  CEMETERY ROAD: A modern approximately six  year old home on 6 acies In imol Gibsons. Ihe  home has three bedrooms on tha main floor,  Full unfinished basement, Two flroplacos.  Carport. This It on exceptionally good buy  considering the lovely 6 ocres of property.  $59,500,  REDROOFFS RD; Fantastic view property ot t,3  acres facing Nanalmo and Merry Island. Oood  year round home on top level on Redrooffs  Road with small A-frame guest cottage on  lower level, Path to beach. $37,500.  FAIRVIEW ROAD: Immaculate double wide  three bedroom mobile home of large landscaped lot on quiet street In area of fine homes.  Easy walking distance to elementary school. FP  $42,500.  GLEN ROAD: Coiy two bedroom starter or  retirement home situated on a fabulous view  lot overlooking Keats Island. This home can be  purchased with a low down paymont and easy  monthly Installments. $34,900.  MARINE DRIVE: Across the street from Armours  Beach In tho Village of Gibsons. This cozy  remodelled home Is Ideal as a starter home or  for retirement. Only 1 1/2 blocks from shopping. Has acorn flroplaco, codar feature walls  and a large sundeck. Two bedrooms. On sewer,  all this and a fantastic view of Keats Island and  Gibsons Harbour. This value packed house  won't last long priced at FP $27,900.  PRATT ROAD: Beautiful three bedroom home  with full ensuite plumbing. On full basement  wilh roughed-in rec room. Feature wall  heatilator fireplace to save on heating costs. 12  x 22' vinyl covered sundeck with ornate  aluminum rails, Custom cabinets In kitchen  with wood trim throughout. Easy care land  scaping. $49,900.  DOUGAL 8, TRUMAN: Nearly 1500 sq ft of living  space for the owner of this beautiful revenue  property. The prime side Is two floors with  extra large rooms. Fantastic vlow ol Gibsons  Harbour. Features two bodrooms down anc  lorge master bedroom with Its own full  bathroom upstairs. The $200 per montl  revenue comes Irom the 610 sq fl rental suite  Here Is a beautiful home and an Income all tied  Into one, Tho huge lot is vory tastefully land  scaped, Has features that you would never  believe posslblo In a revenue propoity In  eluding a wood-flrad sauna. You must see  through Ihls lovely home to really appreciate It  FP $69,900.  SARGENT ROAD: Lovely three bedroom home  with cozy fireplace on quiet no through street.  One hall basement has finished ie<: loom and  utility area and lots of room for storage. New  wall to wall carpeting and many extra features.  You have to see this home and appreciate the  beautiful view over the fully landscaped yard  out to the Hnibour and Keals Island. The large  backyard has a nice garden and many dull  trees. An exrollent value. $49,900,  GIBSONS; Owner leaving country ��� must sell.  Make your bid on this house located on Ihe Bay  In Gibsons with two 2 bedroom suites, low  down payment could do It. $42,000.  GIBSONS VILLAGE; T block from shopping  contro, schools, transportation, theatre, Three  bedrooms, extra large living room. 1 300 sq ft In  all. Good flat lot 73 x 157'. Can bo mortgaged  90V.. Come and seo this only 5 year old home,  FP $39,000.  GRANDVIEW ROAD: A truly distinctive home,  custom built and designed, This three bedroom  home has 1322 square foot up and has a fully  finished basement, All rooms aro extremely  large. Flvo bedrooms, throe bathrooms,  Finished fireplaces up and down. Central  vacuum system, double sealed windows,  covered sundock. Double carport, paved  driveway. All tills on a large fully landscaped  lot at the road's ond. This homo Is for the family  Ihot demands perfection from their home,  $72,000.  GOWER PT RD: In tho heart of Gibsons one  block liom shopping nnd the Post Office. Three  bedroom home on concrete block foundation.  Post A beam construction, Acorn fireplace gives  ocoiy atmosphere to the living roam, Nice rind  bright with many large windows. $33,000,  STEWART ROAD: lovely Spanish stylo home on  1 1/2 acres level land, Four bedrooms,  separate dining room, sunkon living room with  fireplace. Almost 1400 square feet of living  area all on one floor. Definitely a one of a kind.  Owner leaving. Try all olfers. $62,500,  ORANGE ROAD, 4.6 acres of beautiful grounds  complete with hull trees, vegetable garden,  stream cutting through tlie property, Lovely  two bedroom home, por lly finished plus guest  cottage. $70,500.  DROP IN OR CAU FOR OUR FREE BROCHURE -*t-  PageB-4  The Peninsula Times  <&  /  Wednesday, December 21,1977  Focus ow fitness  One out of every six  children un  With the festive season upon us, let us  not forget the basic human need to  exercise. With extra leisure this time of  year it is important to consider the 10  points to fitness. Dr. Munroe has prepared  these points to aid us all to begin a  program. The 10 points are:  1. Everyone can benefit from some  form of exercise.  2. A medical examination should  precede the initiation of an exercise  program.  3. A sound exercise program should be  developed on an individual basis.  4. A good exercise program need not be  extremely difficult.  5. Moderate, sustained activities are  better than heavy, forceful exercises.  6. Exercise dosage should be increased  as the program progresses.  7. Periods of activity should be interspersed with brief, periods of rest or  recovery.  8. The total exercise program should be  30 minutes in length.  9. For best results, the exercise  program should be conducted on a daily  basis.  10. Activity must be consistent  throughout the year to reach and-or  maintain a proper level of fitness.  Dr. Munroe concludes his report with  the statement "Just being alive is not  enough, it is how much alive you are that  really counts". These points apply not only  to adults but to children as well. It is  shocking to the average parent to be informed that "one out of every six children  is uncoordinated, or generally inept, that  he or she is physically underdeveloped by  the standards of the Council on Physical  Fitness and Sports.  , That cold statistic barely hints at the  personal trauma and social problems,  behind it. Unless the underdeveloped child  is identified and helped, he or she cannot  function effectively either in society at  large or in the physical activities and  games that are an important part of  growing up. Embarrassed by repeated  failure, the underdeveloped child may  develope a low opinion of himself or  herself, an active dislike of physical activity and sport, and an antisocial attitude.  Such a child is likely to become a sen-  dentary, overweight adult with all the  health risks that those conditions entail.  As a parent, I find these facts flabbergasting but since it is true, my question  to parents is: What are you going to do  about it? ��� Joy Smith.  IAN JACOB, a teacher at Langdale  Elementary School is shown here  proudly displaying the record of his  Ian Jacob  Beachcomber Volleyball Club's latest  triumphs.  weapon  Renegades beat Chiefs  in soccer tournament  The Sechelt Renegades defeated the  Sechelt Chiefs 2-1 in the hard fought final  game of the Coast League' Soccer Tournament Saturday.  The winning goal was scored by Ricky  August with about six minutes remaining  in the game, played at Hackett Park. The  Chiefs dominated the play for the  remainder of the game, but failed to score  again despite five near misses.  Kirby August, who scored the Chief's  Single goal, epitomized his team's  frustration when he missed an open net  shot in the last minute of play.  An awards banquet followed at the  Sechelt Legion hall. Father Tom Nicholson  presented the tournament's most valuable  player trophy to Herb August of the Chiefs.  He also was named best defenceman.  The consolation trophy went to  Wakefield United, named the most improved team of the season.  Other tournament trophies were as  follows: Stu Craigen of the Selects for most  aggressive player (also nominated for this  trophy were Bill Allen of Wakefield and  Frank Dixon of the Chiefs); the Redskins  for most sportsmanlike team; Ken Hanuse  of the Chiefs for best goalkeeper.  Vern Joe of the Selects and Kirby  Johnson of the Chiefs tied for most goals,  Frasers lead  in golf club's  winter match  Playing recently in the Sunshine Coast  Golf and Country Club's annual Winter  Tournament, teamed with his wife Lil  against Jim and Kay Budd, Bill Fraser's  tee shot on the 8th came to rest one-  quarter of an inch from the cup! Holes-in-  one are no stranger to Bill. He collected  one, also on the OU. hole, in previous  match. Tills is why Bill ls one of the first to  get his Hole-In-One Insurance each yenr I  So far this tteason the Frasors are unpen ten.  Our steadily growing membership in  the club is resulting in more and more  players on our fairways und more people  enjoying our .social activities ��� which  means that some time In the future we will  have to limit new membership to match  tlie attrition each year. We still have room  now, however, and If you are puzzled os to  wliat to get that golf nut of yours for  Christmas, why not consider giving n  membership In Uie club? Phono IMMJ-9IH5I1 or  805-0212 for more Information.  Our club puts out n house publication,  "Tho Divot", every two months. WWle  Intended primarily for members, Uiere  are always a few copies left over. If ypu  would like to receive one, phono 805-2702.  Tho annual Winter Tournament Is  halfway through Uie seasonal play (0  matches before Chrlstmos nnd 6 after).  Thin bent ball team compeUUon begins  November 1 und ends February 28 each  winter, followed by exciting plnydowns  t>etwecn Uie lenders and winding up with a  wine and cheese party ut which prizes and  trophies are presented. At Uils moment,  BIU and 1.11 Fraser are undefeated (no  wonder I)     Graham Craig.  having each scored five points. The most  successful team award went to Coach  Lloyd Jackson of the Selects.  Named to the All-Stars team were:  Tom Paul, Redksins; John Miller,  Wakefield; Frank Dixon, Chiefs; Barry  Johnson, Selects, Kirby Jackson, Chiefs;  Tony Paul, Selects; Calvin Craigen,  Chiefs; Walter Tripp, Wakefield and Gary  Davies, Elphinstone Raiders.  Also, Verne Joe, Selects; Gary  Radamsky, Wakefield; Rick August,  Selects, Allan Nickerson, Wakefield;  Darren Dixon, Selects; Perry Williams,  Selects; Bobby Baptiste, Chiefs; CucWe  Feschuck, Selects, and Teddy Dison,  Chiefs.  Trophies other than the most valuable  player award were presented by Stanley  Earl Joe, tournament coordinator.  By MEGAN DAVIES  Elphinstone Secondary School's  volleyball teams have been making quite a  name for themselves lately, and a  disproportionate number of the players  come from Langdale Elementary School  (enrolment this year, 113).  The person responsible for the initial  coaching of these girls is Ian Jacob, the  grade six and seven teacher at Langdale.  Jacob has been there since the school  opened eight years ago. He has been  pushing volleyball the whole time.  Jacob says when he first arrived on the  peninsula he was appalled to find such a  lack of sports facilities. He decided to  organize a school volleyball program.  Jacob picked volleyball because it is a  game he's good at himself. He was the  captain of his high school team from grade  nine to twelve. He chose the game also  because it emphasizes the team effort and  is inexpensive to set up.  As a result of his and his players' efforts, Langdale has won the District  Elementary Volleyball Championships in  On  .- ������?  Sechelt lanes  SECHELT COMMERCIAL, Thurs., Dec.  15  Another 300 game this week, and again  it was the ladies who came up with it. A 333  bowled by Dee Brown, who also had a 230  game, and a 742 total. Nice going. Don  Slack had a 270, 201, 253 (733) total.  Others getting 200 games were:  Marilyn MacKenzie 252, David Giampa  220, Wayne Brackett 261, Tom Purssell  270, Bonny Simpkins 215, Ron Slack 209,  Albert Thompson 216, Bob Forbes 216,204,  Andy Henderson 205, 217, 257 (679), Don  Caldwell 227,207, Sam MacKenzie 281, 226  (695), Lola Cnldwell 200.  Merry Christmas, bowlers.  L��_MifMflMtiL4tfR_4_4L^_4L^__,__tfl^_^_^_i_^__-_te_.  I^!^^Ww.W^!��ii^^a^W^**!*lw!,BwE%<Pil||t  ��� by Pat Edwards  Those who missed the turkey shoot on  Saturday missed a lot of fun as well as an  opportunity to win a Christmas turkey. It's  surprising how difficult it is to hit the  button when you have no broom to zero in  on!  January 7 will see the beginning of the  annual Canfor bonspiel. The first draw is  at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. on  Sunday. The 'spiel is open to all Port  Mellon employees and their families, and  the winners will go on to the Canfor  playdowns in Prince George in March.  Some of the Winter Club's best curlers will  be participating, and visitors are invited to  come in and watch. Refreshments will be  available.  There will be no league curling untU  January 2, so If you want to keep your  game up to scratch, call Gus and arrange  to rent a sheet of ice.  Merry Christmas from your Winter  Club Executive, and good curling ln the  New Year!  HAPPINESS  ALWAYS  six of the last seven years.  Jacob says he thinks the current senior  team at Elphinstone is the best they have  had since he has been in the district. In the  whole team there are only two or three  players that he didn't coach, and in the .  first string there is only one.  Senior team captain Coleen Hoops and  players Sigrid Peterson, Ingrid Peterson  arid Lynne Wheeler were all on his  elementary winning team in 1972-73.  Jacob says last year was the best he  has ever had for volleyball, and three of  his star players have played for Elphinstone this year. They are Shannon Macey,  Christine Campbell and Marne Jamison.  Jacob adds that he thinks these three girls  are the best on the grade eight team at the  high school.  He is convinced that the girls coming  up are getting better and better all the  time. Judging by the record so far that  ou.ght to mean great success in volleyball  can be expected to continue at Elphinstone.  �� As weU3S,<^dfl^g tl^|��^^jB^s,  * Jacob spends a considerable anfojpt of  time coaching his Beachcomber  Volleyball Club who were the provincial  champions in 1976.  from all  of us  ot  CACTUS  FLOWER  Gibsons ���  Vancouver  and soon  In Sechelt  ������*(,��y*t^.Mt'*'*M��**(��^t* W.W* ���*  ><*s��'��l#'j*il*'�� *����<#�� f;a*f>��a{  \>  ,\ *t, .<  **��, ,       ,!*?>}���, '       " '<   '  s'1'    f   "   t.'<f*     I1  la a    ,1 ,      . a,,,,'*!  ��     M*'l ��� ��� 4   ���   "T I   1   ���   s   |   1  / ' '    't*' I.V f   js.1 ,,'h   *'<., I   ���".  ���I   i      '       *   s "  \><!  i.  ,,��'       V,s,     .!'������  < Wednesday, December 21,1977  The Peninsula Times  PageB-5  MMMb  HEY  IT IS CHRISTMAS  ��  Merry  Christmas  THOUGHTS OF CHRISTMAS  Homemade decorations.  The leading star;  Thoughts of love - giving love and getting love back.  Fluttering snow on trees of beauty.  By: Lori Walker  Age 9  1. Frosty the Snow...  2. After Christmas dinner Is  cooked, you  ... ft  3. Color of Santa's suit.  4. Santa lands on the .... with  I'fsas,.-".        h��* sleigh.  5.1977 Is almost over.  It's  time to say Happy New..  6. Kind of Christmas song,  ��� ���-    7. Opposite of sad.  8. they pull Santa's sleigh.  -""" .'  9. Frozen water.    r  10. You  hang It up  ,,. (M, , *>*���.*��,' ^ .���> ��� ..,fo|^. When Voir * _���']  '''m^mmmmmT^  1  i  i  ',.  H  ,  F~"  ��._���  c  "<  Si  1  ���'  w  u  n  �� !P$?  .... ^  ��� ,_  morning it's filled  with goodies.  11. A    large    bird    you    somotlmos     eat    for  Thanksgiving or Christmas.  12. A llttlo animal. "Not a ermaturo was stirring,  not even a   13. When you're not awake, you're   14. The Christmas ....  Imd tho  3  wise men  to  Bethlehem.  Here's a poem by  Melissa Walker  from Chatelech School.  .ft  81  Looked down upon  ����...V  By merciless skies,  1 wish 1 could stay  And see what great  mysteries  Unfurl   above  in  the  galaxies  of space.  \   r-���-���/������-   ���  Time is a mystery never  unfolded;  Dark but not empty.  Foreign but some is  known to all ���  A void which we all  Inhabit ���  Is the mystery of space.  Michelle Wiley. Age 6  '.'-������������ A' I  P  I  ��� ���   ��� '. ���'><:,      ,::-(..���;        -ti: iv  si '������ t 'fi ���   '��� ji i i) (���, o v- ,a \jy.  rax  y  W  CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS  MAKE IT  GINGERBREAD MEN  THESE GINGERBREAD MEN ARE NICE TO  HANG ON VOUR CHRISTMAS TREE. THEY'RE  GOOD TO EAT, TOO.  VOU ItfHDx  % cup molasses  Vt cup sugar  3 tablespoons buttor  1 tablespoon milk  2 cups flour  Vi teaspoon each of baking soda, salt, cinnamon,  nutmmg, powdered tlovo A ginger.  First put the molasses In a small pan and heat It (but  do not let It boll). Then put the molasses In a mixing  bowl and add the sugar, butter A milk. In another  bowl sift together the flour, salt, soda A spices. Add  these to the molasses A. sugar mixture. Mix It all  together. Then put It In the fridge for an hour.  When the dough Is cool, roll It out and use a cookie  cutter to cut out the shapes (usually people make  little men. but you can cut out any shapes you  want). Put them on a greased cookie sheet end  bake In an oven set at 37S degrees for about B  minutes. When they cool you can decorate tr^em  using candles, raisins and Icing. j  An easy Icing Is mixing up confectioners sugar with  hot water 'til It's thick enough to spread, adding  food coloring to make whatever colors you need.  If you wont to hang them on your tree, be sure to  make a large hole In the top of their heeds before  you bake them. Then when they're cool you can put  a piece of yarn or thread through the hole to use as  a hanger.  There are all sorts of surprises under the Christmas  tree. Un|umble the words and find out what's In the  packages.  By Pat Frizzell  Age 8  I think of the people of Bethlehem when Jesus  the Lord was born.  The love of parents on Christmas night.  The snow glistening on beautiful tree branches.  The lights on the houses and on the Christmas trees.  The angels In heaven.  Christmas Is beautiful and nice.  Hq^oHO r+o Ho  CHRISTMAS TIME  By Brian Oybwad  Age 7  A time of giving presents.  Christmas Is a time of giving friendship  and when Baby Jesus was born and  only one star gave them the light.  Also, Christmas Is a night of |oy and  fun.  Christmas Is a time when you get lots  of toys.  Christmas Is a day of celebration.  Christmas Is a day when people are  happy.  Merry Christmas to all.  DO THE DOT  TO DOT AND  SEE WHAT YOU GET  CHRISTMAS THOUGHTS  ���^v^.^K^.?  By Ronda Siebert  Aga 7  When Jesus was born and they all gather  around him to see his sweet head lay In the  hay. They all bring happiness back to people.  And a Merry Christmas to all.  \ ���  Continuing Ed. to offer  118 courses in January  PageB-6  The Peninsula Times  Wednesday, December/1, 1977  With Christmas fast approaching and  the New Year close on its heels, now is the  time to start thinking about some of those  resolutions for fitness, self improvement.  or just learning something new that we  ���have all been thinking about the past year.  At this moment the beginning of January  jmay seems ages off, but will arrive with  alarming speed.  In the new year Continuing Education  will offer 118 courses, of which 25 are  completely new. Courses will be in Gib-!  sons, Roberts Creek, Wilson Creek,,  Sechelt, and Madeira Park.  . The complete program is being printed  now, In the meantime, here is a sample of  some of the new courses offered.  In Gibsons there will be a half-day  seminar on metrics, a course in musical  appreciation with Bob Morgan, and two  pottery classes with Sandy Barrett, one for  adults only and one for parents and their  children.  Richard Prest will present a four hour  k_  Squaringly yours  By Maurice Hemstreet  Square dancers, Yuletide Greetings to  all, and on with the Christmas news of the  ���Sunshine Coast Country Stars Square  Dance Club.  It wasn't the night before Christmas or  anything like that, but Harry and I were at  the hall early to share the evening's  calling for our square dance Christmas  party. With equipment set up and ready to  go, this time of year you just can't tell  when you might hear that HO! HO! HO!  Then outside the door there arose such a  clatter we turned to see what was the  matter. The dancers came in all dress in  their finery, good thing we were ready,  they were all on timer'y. The music it  started with a whoop and a holler and a  voice boomed out ��� it was Harry, the  caller, with an allemande left and don't be  shy, as this evening is justa going to fly.  With five sets on the floor, beginners and  all, a fantastic evening was had in this  hall.  I don't think I will ever make a poet but  I will keep trying. I still think walking is  away ahead of flying. Our learners' class  turned out in full and this is really nice to  see such enthusiasm from a new class and  we are very proud of their progress.  Before coffee time I introduced a  balloon dance. This is where each se\ had a  balloon ��ndlduring the dance its had. rto M.  kept moving in the set till it broke. Then  the set had to stand clear of the floor and  after a couple of minutes they were  allowed to help disperse the remaining  balloons. Was it fun? OH, YES.  At coffee time there was the usual  exchange of presents and the door prizes  were drawn, with Peg Campbell winning  the ladies' prize and Ron Huggins taking  home the men's door prize. Door prizes  were donated by Squaringly Yours, so,  younguns, wear them in good health and  always have fun square dancing.  Convenors Lorraine Conroy and Ethel  Scrimshaw really put their best foot  forward and with the help of all the square  dance ladies came up with an outstanding  display of food and that soon disappeared.  We thank you all.  After coffee I managed to have another  fun dance that proved a lot of laughter can  be had by just passing a nerf ball from  dancer to dancer and set to set. After  about four minutes of easy patter calling, I  decided that was a nerf of that. Did you get  that?  The Country Stars will square their sets  New Year's Eve at The United Church  Hall in Gibsons December 31,8 p.m. till ?  All square dancers welcome, $5 per couple  and ladles bring a fancy dish, filled with  fancy food, of course, Once again caller  and MC Harry Robertson and myself away  out behind will be on hand to donate our  efforts to your having a good time.  Well, I don't know where this past year  has gone to, but from The Country Stars to  all other square dance clubs, wherever  you are, have a Merry Christmas and a  Happy "New Yenr of .square dancing ln  good health.  At this time my good wife Peg and your  old friend Golden Tones Maurice wish all  of our friends, square dancers and MOM's  too a very Merry Christmas and a Happy,  Pro.ipcrous NEW YEAR. Keep asmlllng,  next year will be better nnd may God  Bless.  revitalization workshop, and Bob Cotter  will be offering level one of the Canadian  Volleyball Association Certification  Program.  Other programs starting in January in  Gibsons include badmihtoh with John  Sanders, celestial navigation with Bob  Fidelman, eurhytmics and aerobic? with  the Fitness Service, organic gardening  with Bob Morgan, sewing with Beryl  Husband and a eontmuatibn of the office  procedures and typing Courses with.  Barbara Gough and Joy-Anne Hope,  In Roberts Creek there will be a  discussion group lasting for 10 weeks at  the home of DorothysWright on "What Life  Can Be About."  At Roberts Creek Elementary there  will be a course offered by Linda Davidson  of Modern Interpretative dance and a one-  day workshop by John Robbins for advance yoga students. There will also be an  oil painting day with Joan Foster at the  Roberts Creek Community Hall.  At the Wilson Creek Community Hall,  there will be an advanced course on  aerobic dancing with the Fitness Service  and a yoga course with Evans Hermon.  At the Day Care Centre in Wilson  Creek, there will be two courses given by  Wendy Eccles for parents and other people  interested in working with young children.  One of these courses is called "Science and  Social Studies for Young Children" and is  part of the pre-school or day care supervisor's training program.  Sechelt is offering the most courses  with the majority of them taking place at  Chatelech school. New courses include one  on audio-visual equipment with Murrie  Redman and one on babysitting with  Heather Myhill-Jones. There will be four  sessions on banking given by Brian Frost  and a course on budgeting for the  economy-minded with SusanNichols.  Two other neW courses are folk dancing  with Nancy Macleod and Adrian Belshaw  and one on German conversation with  Klaus Hauke.  There will also be a course offered by  Capilano College on French for mothers  and their three to five year olds. This  course will also be given at Wilson Creek  and Gibsons.  Children's acrobatics with Joanne  Giampa, ballet with Laurie' Dunn,  beekeeping with Kim Sweet, crochet with  Muriel Sully, fencing with Ed Nicholson,  houseplants with Patsy Baker, and  weaving with Stephanie Jackson will also  be among the many courses to choose  from.  For residents of the Pender Harbour  area and, of course, anyone else who  wishes,to attend, there will be courses on  dr-araaiand pantomime with Robi Peters  and Ronnie Dunn, industrial first aid with,  Joan Clarkson, and ladies basketball with  Gerry Fenn.  Full details and fee information for the  above and other Continuing Education  courses will be mailed to peninsula  residents soon. Registration for most  classes is at the first session. Classes begin  on various days from January 9 to 21.  For further information, phone Karin  Hoemberg, co-ordinator for Continuing  Education, 885-3512.  Local teenage drinking  not as bad as  TWO SMALL reindeer are working  hard here to memorize their parts for  the Christmas production to be given,  at Gibsons Elementary School.  Reflections  Any volunteers?  ���*   '   ;   By Vern Giesbrecht  So often you hear it said, the day of the  volunteer is over. That's just no true."  This statement was made by Ted  Dinsley of Gibsons, who is doing his part to  ensure that volunteer work flourishes on  the Sunshine Coast. The retired United  Church minister often spends 10 to 12  hours a week in volunteer service ���  driving senior citizens to Vancouver for  medical appointments or to Harmony HaU  for meetings or social activities, playing  guitar and singing with the students at  Sunshine School, visiting lonely people.  "It's a practical type of Christianity,"  he said. "One hears so much about the  theory of Christianity, but it should be put  into practice."  Dinsley and about 40 other local  residents are presently offering their  services to the Volunteer Bureau, one of  the projects administered by the Sunshine  Coast Community Resource Society/  Although more volunteers are needed, the^  response since the bureau began as a pilot  project just over a year ago has been such  that Mrs. Betty Wray, the resource  society's co-ordinator, couldn't contain  her excitement when she talked about the  volunteers.  "You'll have to forgive me for being so  enthusiastic," she said twice during our  conversation. "The people are really  great. Everyone gives of themselves and  they feel bad if they're not available.  Sometimes they're called on the spur of  Don Lockstead  What did we learn from the emergency  at Bella Bella where 1,100 people struggled  through six days without electricity as  wave after wave of winner storms passed  over their community?  The aftermath of the disaster is still  being felt and it is feared that tens of  thousands of dollars In damages have been  caused.  We can be thankful that there was no  major injury or loss of life. The orderly  way in which the Band administration  handled things should be credited for that.  Although the power cable between  Denny Island and Campbell Island was cut  on tlie evening of December 6, it was not  until Thursday morning that I learned of  the disaster. My first call after that was to  B.C. Hydro's general manager who was  not available, then to Best, Hydro general  manager for electricity operatons who told  me he wns waiting for a report from tlie  zone manager at Terrace before deciding  on what to do. Not good enough, I said. A  view that wns confirmed all along the line.  I then phoned tho offlco of Jack Dnvls, the  minister responsible for Hydro. At thot  number Uiere was a frustrating round of  people not in.  Soon nfter I called Ted Neflle of the  N  THE GRADE eight math teacher at  Rlphintitone Secondary School Becky  ��� S  Mills explolnfl how to do algebra  problems to her class of Division two.  ���- MLA, Mackenzie  Provincial Emergency Program who was  very co-operative.  The emergency programs people informed me that Hydro was attempting to  get a mobile generator form Bella Coola  but, with minus 15 degree weather In the  area, there was no way to move it by  barge.  In the meantime, Hydro in Vancouver  advised me that they were moving  replacement cables up to Port Hardy by  road and planned to bring at least one in  from there to Bella Bella by helicopter.  But that evening another blizzard hit and  by Friday morning it was clear the  helicopter plan would not work.  It was then that I first asked that the  Queen of Prince Rupert be diverted from  Its route between Vancouver and Prince  Rupert to carry tlie cable from Port Hardy  t6 Bella Bella. The traffic manager said  no. I moved on Charles Gallagher, general  mnnnger of the ferry corporation. It took  him only 40 minutes to order the ferry to  divert. The mercy ship arrived Saturday  morning nnd by Sunday night the first  replacement cable, able to carry enough  power for lights at least, was In place.  While I admire tho work of Uio Hydro  Installation crew who restored power to  Bella Bella, I am still disappointed with  Uie slowness of Uie Hydro brass. Frankly,  I nm shocked thnt Jack Davis, the  minister responsible for Hydro, did not  become Involved In this emergency.  1 nm asking Hydro to consider compensating the community for Uie damage  done as u result of Uio loss of power.  More Important, Uie stupid mistake  made bnck In 1908, when Uiey put the  power generator on Denny Island to  provide power for Campbell Islond by wny  of cable, has to lie rectified Immediately.  It just won't do. Certainly there should be  a generator on Denny Island for Uie small  community Uiere, but Uie people of Bella  Bella need a power generator of their own,  one that Is not endangered by vessels  passing over tho cable In water less tlwn  seven fathoms deep.  I am asking Hydro to give priority tn  Uiat job because Uie disaster of last week  Is bound to happen again If they do not.  In the meantime, congratulations to the  people of Bella Bella for their pernor vernnce over Uio disaster.  the moment. A little while ago, for  example, we got a call for a driver to take  a man, who had his cast changed, down  to Madeira Park. After a few phone calls,  we found someone who did It gladly."  Some volunteers supervised day-care  children on the Minibus ("just to settle  them down so they won't distract the  driver"). Others make regular telephone  calls to senior citizens living alone or sell  crafts in Whitaker House or knit and  crochet Afghans and other items for the  Save the Children Fund. There are  volunteers who do gardening or home  maintenance jobs for older persons who  can't afford to pay a tradesman. Several  volunteers drive handicapped persons to  "achievement workshops" in Gibsons on  Saturday mornings and instruct them on a  one-to-one basis. Volunteers also work  with pre-school children, staff the  women's centre in Roberts Creek, supervise young pe��pie'r fecrfeatjonal activities, make up hampers for the Elves  Club and, assist people in many other  ways,  Mrs. Wray, an exuberant woman who  went into community service work after  her five children were grown, said there  are "countless reasons" why people  volunteer.  "Some want to occupy themselves in a  way that they know will do some good. For  others, it's a way of getting out into the  community. Some just plain want to help  out another human being."  A few of the volunteers, who range in  age from 15 to 80, have full-time jobs, but  most are retired, attending school, or  temporarily unemployed. In some cases,  the volunteer service may lead to a paying  job, Mrs. Wray said.  The 15-year-old volunteer is Sherry  Friesen, a former Candy Striper who plans  to become a nurse. The Chatelech student  serves as an assistant Brownie leader at  St. Hilda's Church on Tuesday evenings.  "I was in Brownies in Terrace for three  or four years and I was in Guides, too, so I  know what to do," she said. "I like  working with the girls and I hope to con-  Uriue until I've finished school. They think  it's really good Uiat I'm helping them."  Mrs. VI Mitchell of Sechelt, one of the  "telephone tree," volunteers, makes  regular calls to seven or eight senior  citizens every weekend, chatting with  them and making sure everything Is all  right.  "They're all very friendly, though I  haven't met any of them In person yet.  They talk about Uielr gardens or tlie  luncheon they attended or their families.  They tell me Utile things and after awhile I  get to know their Uttle habits; maybe I'll  catch them In the tub or they may be  outside for a few minutes. If there's no  answer when I phone them at the  scheduled Ume I'll try ngaln later."  If there la no reply after a number of  calls, a contact person (a neighbour,  friend or homemaker) ls asked to go to the  house to see If Uie senior citizen Is all right.  Mrs. Mitchell, a relative newcomer to  Uie Sechelt Peninsula, has been making  the phone arils for nbout two monUis, und  enjoys Uie work.  "I took Uils type of volunteer work  becnuso lt wns something I could do ut  home," she nnld.  Mrs. Wray hopes Uiat moro volunteers  will contact her nt 885-3821 (ft to 4, Monday  to Friday) to see how Uielr time nnd skills  cnn be used. In addition to volunteers for  Uie projects mentioned above, people are  needed to assist tlie public health nurse on  clinic days In Gibsons and Madeira Park,  work at tlie day-euro centre and to act  sponsors for Individuals on probation.  Experience librarians arei nlso needed  for Port Mellon and Sechelt.'  Ted Dinsley feels so strongly about  volunteer work that he says, "I'm going to  stick out my neck and say this ��� the more  a society uses volunteers, tho healthier  Uint society will be."  Editor, The Times.-.'..-..'.  Your articles on teenage, drinking in  last week's Times were good, pointing out  the widespread usage of alcohol by the  coast's juvenile population, but it is not as  bad as Kerra Lockhart makes it out to be. I  would like to see the 30 students Uiat she  interviewed because it was not a fair  sample. She says that those students all  claimed to be regular drinkers. That's  rediculous! Many of my friends drink  regularly, but more do not drink regularly,  if at all. The articles make tlie students  look like a bunch of juvenile dipsomaniacs.  Also, I know a lot of students that would  much rather smoke pot than drink alcohol  if given the choice, contrary to what  Kerra's sample students claim.  . ��� It's good to filially see articles  bringing attention to the alcohol use on the  peninsula, but it is not good when the  report does so at the expense of many  innocent students. That picture of a  supposed student drinking in what looks to  be a locker room looks so ridiculous that it  had to be a set-up, attempting to  dramatize the whole story, because I know  of no one that would be stupid enough to  drink like that.  Please be fair in future articles and  MORE ABOUT ...  READERS'RIGHT  ��� From Editorial Page  Directors, it will be, thank God, not a cut  and dried session, and I would ask you to  urge your readers to get in on the decision  making and tell your Director what you  want done in Area C. What you ask for  may not be possible, but if you don't  communicate, you will never know.  We do of course need your newspaper  for some good lively, objective reporting,  Sincerely,  Charles Lee  Director, Area C  don't make the majority of us out to be a  bunch of soakers.  A concerned Gr. 12  Elphinstone student,  ���   .      Richard Underwood  A message to  Area E residents  Editor, The Times:  A message to residents of Area E.  Now that I'm officially your  representative, the involvement has  started.  ; Area E extends along Cemetery Road  on the west side of North Road between  Reed Road and Cemetery; .along the north  sidie of Reed from North to Payne Road,  then both sides of the road to the Sunshine  Coast Highway; both sides of the Sunshine  Coast Highway from Pratt to Pine; all of  Pratt ��� and the roads leading off it; from  approximately Gospel Rock to the end of  Gower Pt. Road.  The regional board has received a  Canada Works Grant for students to clear  beach access. If you have any locations in  mind, give me a call.  The industrial park on Payne Road,  proposes to use Reed Road as its heavy  truck entrance.  While handling a query recently, I  discovered a new park. It is down the dirt  road on the lower side of the Sunshine  Coast Highway approximately halfway  between Cemetery and the old S bends.  The park has a very impressive stand of  fir trees. The trail through the park winds  its way down to Beach Ave. Thanks to Jim  Gurney and Dick Derby this park was  acquired for us through an expired Crown  Grant.  That's all for now. Merry Christmas  and a safe New Year.  George Gibb,  SCRD director, Area E.  J. CHOQUER & SONS  CERTIFIED WELDER FABRICATOR���INDUSTRIAL & MARINE  Box 1235  Sechelt. B.C. VON 3A0  EAST PORPOISE BAY ROAD  But: 885-9244  Res: 885-2606  VOLVO  PENDER HARBOUR  DIESEL LTD.  AUTHORIZED SALES - PARTS - SERVICE  HD Marine & Diesels, 100-350 HP  Aux. & Sailboat Diesels 7.5-35 HP  Aquamatic l/Os, 125-250 HP  Comploto Marino Servicing Including Marine Ways  GARDEN BAY/PENDER HARBOUR  CALL 883-2616  Peninsula ^June^  CALENDARS  on sale now!  $2.00  stop in at our office in Sechelt and pick one up.  Date Pad  cm  Dec. 21       Teen Night, Wll.on Creak Seoul Hall, 7:30 III 9:30 pm. Muilc,  ping pong, refreihmentt.  13-1? yr old. welcome.  Dec. 21        Egmont Community Smorgasbord, Egmont Community Holl, 6  pm  Dec, 21 Egmont Community Smorgasbord, Egmont Comm Moll, 6pm  Dec. 22     Community Christmas Carol Service, Church o�� the Holy Family.  Sechelt, 0 pm  Dec. 31    - New Yean Dance, Tender Harbour Comm. Hall, pcoreed* lo  Community Pool Fund. ,  Dec, .11      New Year's Eve Pot Luck Dinner ft Dance, tponi. by Robt��. Ck.  Elem. Parentt Auk; Happy Hour: 7:30, Dinner: 6:30. Dance: 9:30. Ticket* al  Seaview Market.  Jan, A ������- Olbioni Hosp. Auk, Meeting, above Ken', lurky Dollor Store,  Glbtoni.  1:30 pm.  THIS SPACE IS FREE FOR YOUR USE CAU US AT 089-33.31 IF YOU HAVE  FVFNTS YOU WANT PROMOTED MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU All I  mH  Olbsons Auxiliary Hospital Christine. Card Fund now accepting donation,  through December IS. Par farther Info, coll Amy iloln at M4-70I0.  ^}y��y_9_t_��_.j,.,._��,y^m^m  \>, /  Wednesday, December 21, 1977  The Peninsula Times  Page 6-7  J��  *s>    '*      fi Christmas bright and  'f cheery is our greeting to you. And  add our thanks ior your generous support.  DRIFTWOOD CRAFTS  SANDY, SHIRLEY, YVONNE, DIANNE & GINNIE  Sunnycrest Centre  Carts full of good wishes for you and your  family this Christmas! We hope you have a  wonderful holiday dinner. Thanks for letting  us serve you!  The Gaytom & Staff at  'hop��asy  May M�� Joys  *f CMstmis  fast forevtrf  MADEIRA  MARINA  Madeira Park  /Mfr&ssA\4'j,*f>^j!'<f*ttrJ~'; <  l&ijSSsps-xs  ,>v. ^fm^^^^^r^^^^^mmmm 3  It is our warmest wish that your holiday  be filled with peace of mind,  good health, and much joy.  Kevin & Bob  INTEGRATED DESIGN SERVICES  Gibsons Harbour  NG��L  Our wish is simple but sincere ...  Maij lajou enjoq a Merrq Christmas.  Terry. Darlene 4V Rosalie  MAXI'S SHOES LTD.  Olbsons Harbour  As we celebrate the birth of  the Prince of Peace, it is our  fondest prayer that His peace  wiil dwell within every heart at  Christmas, and ever after.  Devlin  Funeral Home  MenH| Christmas  We extend olcl-faahioncd  good wishes and earnest thanks  to you, our valued customers.  Big Mac's  Superette & Delicatessen  88S-9414  Sochelt  i PageB-8  The Peninsula Times  Wednesday, December 21,1977  :Ji|.,  Merry  Christmas  to All!  Uie happy  and full of  good cheer now and throughout the holiday season.  K. BUTLER RLTY.  "*      Best  wisfies for^health  and happiness, peace and good will, to all.  cTycfewate/t Cto$ts  Gibsons Harbour  <��m  mJtere's wishing all of you  a very special Merry Christmas!    ^  *^r*m ���**���. w < *?*  PENINSULA TRAVEL  j Bobble ft Fordo  It's always a pleasure to greet  our friends at Christinas and wish  them  the very best!    Thank you for your  patronage-and happy holidays!  > #  ELLY&MARY  Sunnycrest Centre  y>-  VQIETIDE GREETING*  OKW.INC.  Staff & Management of  PENINSULA TRANSPORT LTD.  Wish you a  Merry Christinas &  Prosperous New Year  1   mr    ' ',.  ^HjsS^HVpM^a.  GKEETtifes TO ALL  iroo lights are glowing everywhere. Gay wreaths bedeck the windows.  Carolers raise their voices in song. Anticipation fills the air. Hearts  are light, spirits bright. It's Christmas. Have a merry one.  Gibsons Branch  Bank of Montreal  treating..! Just a friendly note to say  We wish you the merriest Christmas Day!  SUNSHINE COAST  DISPOSAL SERVICE LTD.  Ray Chamberlain, Tom Gory A Staff      i  A bit of Good Cheer  we're  'specially your  way. A Happy  Season to you,  to yours,  to all,  we merrily say.  Doris, Mick,  CeHa.laurd&Nonl  LINK HARDWARE  at the Sunnycrest Centre, Gibsons  May the spirit of this joyous  season till your home with the  blessings of love.  YOStfi'S  RESTAURANT  Holiday Hours  CLOSED  Dec. 24th. 25th. 26th. 27th  OPEN  Dec. 28th, 29th & we are also  OPEN NEW YEAR'S EVE. Dec. 31  CLOSED  Jan; 1st & 2nd  .  fi  holiday! _/  Striking a  sincere note with our best  wishes for the  merriest   Christmas  ever  for you  and your family.  <��  Madeira Park  Shopping Centre  W/c'rc singing out our warmest1'wishes  to you for n Holiday richly rewarding in good cheer and happiness.  THE VILLAGE STORE  THI PARTY STOP  ��. THE NEW OR A NO E OASIS Garden Corner  By OUY SYMONDS  SCHOOL   BOARD   trustee   Don  Douglas lends a helping hand by  Weather report  Weather, December 10-16  Lo. Hi Precip.  mm  December 10 0 8      22.9  December 11 6 9        5.1  Decembers 4 7       10.7  December 13............. .4 10     j8.7_.  December 14 6 9        7.1  December 15 5 7       11.9  December 16. 2 6        4.3  Week's rainfall ��� 90.7 mm. December  to date ���123.2 mm. 1977 to date ��� 1159.5  mm.  December 10-16, 1976 ��� 24.9 mm.  December 1-16, 1976 ��� 81.8mm. Jan.-  December 16, 1976 ��� 1163.2 mm.  FROM MISS BEE AND HER STAFF,  SEASON'S GREETINGS! We wish to  ��� thank all and every one for your kind  patronage in 1977, and extend our very  b��st wishes for 1978. ��� Miss Bee's Card  and Gift Shop.  painting some scenery in preparation  for the Christmas production of "A  Christmas   Carol"  Elementary School.  at   Gibsons  TheP  HE rENINSULA  Section C  Wednesday, December 21,1977  i    ���>. ii      . i. - i i- -i    i   'hi mm i  *]dmed>  7 Pages 1-4;  Hospital auxiliary to change its meeting place  The Gibsons Hospital Auxiliary held its  regular^mflntbiy . meeting Wednesday,  December 7, at th��. Garibaldi Health  Centre. Thirt)>etgnt members were  present anjMSnjoyed a delightful lunch  served otmtractive Christmas decorated  tables: As a finale to the luncheon,  President Joan Rigby announced the  winner of the door prize, a lovely poinsettia plant by Mrs. Mae Winning. Small  gifts were exchanged, and it was interesting to note there are still attractive  little gifts to be purchased for $1.  A table was set up to display the baby  sets and novelties received from the ladies  who do knitting and crocheting for our  auxiliary. We would like to thank Mrs. Dot  Rowland, Mrs. Olive Metcalfe and Mrs.  Barbara Power, a new member Joining  A  SECHELT SHOE RENEW  CUSTOM MOCCASINS  Imports of  GIRLS, BOYS, MENS  COWBOY BOOTS  LOW-LOW PRICED  Opan Thurs., Fri., Sat. only, 9  <^_$J^     Last Minute  *%ty     Shopper*  J  our group, for their time and effort ih  ..producing such beautiJhjljyork and,attlfe  same time, aiding the Gift Shop in their;  fund raising project. '       .  After the lunch the meeting was  brought to order by Mrs. Rigby, who  thanked all members who participated in  preparing the food and so artistically  decorating the tables for our Christmas  luncheon.  Reports were presented by the various  committees and, as usual, proved very  interesting. Gladdie Davis reported three  bridge tables at the monthly bridge in  November at the Centre. Thirty-seven  members worked a total of 104 hours  during the month of November.  Ida Leslie reported that the dinner for  the Lions Club on November 22, which ia  catered for by our Auxiliary laides, was  once again a tremendous success. Thirty-  five members were present including 10  from the Sechelt Club. The club members  appear to be very satisfied and their enthusiastic praises are flpating back to our  members. Keep up the good work, ladies.  Jean langley reported on the results of  our Aloha Luncheon and thanked everyone  who participated in helping to make the  event once again so successful.  A letter, received from the Health  Centre, was read which advised that the  space presently used by the Auxiliary for  their monthly meetings would be required  by them to provide for an Increase In their  office staff. They expressed their regrets  that we would have to find accommodation  elsewhere. After extensive investigation  by the executive, the members were  presented with various alternatives, and it  was decided Uiat the space generously  offered by Mr. Bill Edney of Ken's iMcky  Dollar on tho upper level of his premises  commencing January.  The next meeting will be held at 1:30  p.m. on .January 4 at the new location, Seo  you there! ��� Marie Trainor.  We are just about as deep into the  winter season as we can get, today being  the winter solstice.  So far there has been little real cold,  though we were favored with a week or so  of pretty nippy weather. The beautiful  sunshine that went with it, however, made  it completely acceptable. The gardener  wonders whether it was cold enough for a  long enough period to discourage the  proliferation of bugs that plagued us last  summer following an exceptionally mild  winter. Among the omun.erci.al growers  affected were the mushroom farmers who  in some areas suffered badly from the  mushroom fly, largely due, it was  claimed, to the absence of any cold  weath-er.  So some of us sit and wait, planning and  dreaming about next year's garden, with  an occasional visit to the site, now so  desolate and uninspiring always with the  thought in mind that "If Winter comes can  taring be far behind?";  All of which is a prelude to the matter of .  pruning. Some authorities claim that this  is a science verging on the occult. Others  say it is just common sense. As is so often  the case, the truth lies somewhere in  between.  To the inexperienced, it can be a  daubting exercise. One friend remarking  on some young grape vines planted a  couple of years ago said he just could not  bring himself to cut those vines back as  drastically as the book said should be  done.,All that tremendous growth made  during the year would, he felt,<be wasted.  Other people, and they are quite  numerous, seem to lose control of themselves when they get hold of a pair of  pruning shears, and in a very short time  can set a tree of shrub back several years.  Personally, this gardenercis inclined to  give the problem the benefit of the doubt  and call pruning more of a science than  anything else, at least deserving of a little  study.  Let us first, however, reduce it to its  basics by identifying the conditions that  good pruning can affect.  It can control an indesirable habit of  growth���too tall or too big or too bushy for  the site. Pruning removes dead, dying or  diseased wood and induces compact  growth by the removal of even healthy ,  wood. It will help to size, and shape the tree  or shrub and induces better fruiting and  flowering by proper thinning. Add this  caution, however. Cutting away wood  from a healthy, thriving tree encourages  more growth. This is not the least of the  effects of indiscriminate and excessive  cutting. If transplanting is contemplated  then the removal of some of the top growth  encourages survival. If you are dealing  with a shrub that has attractive bark  colouring, you will get the best out of it by  cutting away the old branches.  Now to specifics. Shade trees need to be  trimmed of branches that interefere with  traffic or access. The tops may be thinned  to let in the light, but practically under no  circumstances should the central leader  be cut. Remember two small cuts are  better than one big one.  Flowering trees call for similar  treatment, bearing in mind Ithat unduly  heavy thinning of top growth may set the  flowering back. I  Shrubs should be thinned' by cutting  older branches back to the ground. With  the much older shrubs with rank growth  the entire plant may be cut back to reduce  the size and to encourage new wood. Many  shrubs should be pruned shortly after  flowering. This applie��.to lilac, forsythla  and others where next year's flowering  shurbs must be retained. All dead blooms  should have been removed, of course,  directly the flowering period was over.  Most coniferous trees may be pruned  (brought the year with the notable and  important exception of pines. This gardener once experimented for several  years with commercial Christmas tree  growing, planting and raising some 3,000  seedlings. These included Douglas fir,  Scotch pine and the very long needled  Austrian pine. Not much information was  available at tliat time, some 20 years ago,  but experiments showed that continued  "pinching off" of the laterals resulted in  growth bo dense that it become a difficult  matter to put a hand into the tree to grasp  the trunk.  Pines on the other hand may not be  touched until Uie soft succulent growth  appears in the summer, and the pruning  period ls restricted to nbout slx^ weeks.  Again a reminder. This is not a garden  book but is intended only as a gruide. So  before you prune, make sure you know  what you are doing and do not cut anything  unless there is a reason and you are pretty  sure what the result will be.  USE  CHRISTMAS  SEALS  Mw'lW Still #Ol  many unadvertised  floor  SPECIALS!  MA-TIRCHAROe  also  15% (Iff ull Records  *      at  KERN ELECTRONICS  Uptown Ploxa n��xt lo Sandy's Drlv*-lni  mwgr3" *  At Hie Jean Shop you can save  before Cliristmas-not after!  * Velour Shirts by Jantzen  VzPRICE  * Your last Chance to Get  Hie  30% Off  Sweaters  Jean  Shop  Gibsons Village,  886-2111  OPEN  Mon. Tues, Wed  9:30 am-6 pm  Thurs & Fri  9:30 am  'til 9 pm  Attend  the Church  of  your choice  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH  Rev. T. Nicholson. Pastor  TIMES OF SUNDAY MASS  8:00 p.m. Sat. eve. at St. Mary's, Gibsons  8:30 a.m. Our Lady of Lourdes, on the  Sechelt Indian Reserve  10:00 a.m. at The Holy Family Church in  Sechelt  12 noon at St. Mary's Church in Gibsons  SUNSHINE COAST  GOSPEL CHURCH  Davis Bay Road at Laurel  Davis Bay  UNITED CHURCH  Rev.Annette'M. Reinhardt  886-2333  9:30 am ��� .St. John's. Wilson Creek  11:15a.m. ��� Gibsons  Wed. Prayer and Bible Study  -Phone 885-52%  "non-denominutional"  Pastor Clifford McM ullcn  CHRISTIAN SCIENCE  Service anil Sunday School each Sunday  at   11:30 a.m. (except  last   Sunday  in  month at  12:30 p.m.) Wed.  Kvenings,  7:45.  All in St. John's United Church.  Davis Hay.  Phone 885-3157. 886-7882, 883-9249  BETHEL BAPTISjT CHURCH  Mermaid and Trail, Sechelt  Sunday School . 9:45 a.m.  Morning WorshiptScryiee.... 11:15 nv.'i.iv  Wed. Bible Study . . ?.'��� 7:00 p.m.  KveninK Fellowship 7:00 p.m.  2nd <V 4th Sunday every month  Pastor: P. Napora  885-9905  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Notice of Public Hearing  Land Use Contract Ho. 17,  By-law No. 160  Pursuant to section 703 and 798A of the Municipal Act a public  hearing will be held to consider the following by-law of tho Sunshine Coast Regional District. All persons who deem their Interest in  property affected by the proposed by-law shall be afforded an  opportunity to be heard on matters contained In the by-law.  By-law No. 160 Is Land Use Contract 017 for D.L. 697, Pasley Island.  This by-law provides for 50 dwelling units to be built on the 101  hectare Island.  The hearing will be held at the Sunshine Coost Regional District  Board Room at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 1977.  The above Is a synopsis of By-law No. 160 and Is not doomed to bo  an interpretation of the by-law. The by-law may be Inspocted at the  Regional District office. 1248 Wharf Street, Sechelt, B.C. during  office hours namel/Monday to Wednesday 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. and  Thursday and Friday 8:30 to 5:45 p.m.  Sunshine Coast Regional District  Box 800, S.echelt B.C.  VON 3AO  885-2261 Mrs. A.G. Pressley  Dec   21    1977 Secretary-Treasurer PageC-2  The Peninsula Timer  Wednesday, December 21,1977  i i1  i fi i  i i i  i  i  ii iirii i |i it m  C. ENGLISH LTD.  REAUY WORLD  MEMBER BROKER  Gibsons  . ��� ��� -,  Jay. Anne, George, Suzanne,  Dave & Eileen  ��M U CiVtl&i/maS  %      Sleigh bells. Carols.  Holly wreaths, Snow flakes.  -;���  And goodwill to men.  From all of us to all of you,  our best and merriest wishes.  Here's hoping the holiday season  holds many pleasures for you and yours.  Sincere thanks for the opportunities yaVve  given us to be of service.  Have a wonderful holiday.  COAST CABLE VISION  YOU-DELS  ACE AT CHRISTMAS  To you our customers, at this very  festive season, we wish all blessings.  Seeded ^Beauty QaHow  ...and from all of  us to all of you. the  best of the holiday  season. Thank you  for your patronage.  DON'S  SHOES  Sunnycrest Centre  m      ^A. ^mer      ^m^mW^e^^m '___%  This greeting comes to wish you all  the blessings of this holy season. A  very merry Christmas!  Ken DeVries & Son Ltd.  FLOORCOVERINGS  Gibsons, 886-7112 Sechelt, 885-3424  Mcwuj OtoUm  MURRAY'S  Garden A pet supplies  glb��oni  W��'d likn  to express our  warm wishes:  ��.njoy u p,..n:<.-  $$$     ful, ticrenn  *74e StcAett *)kh,  THE GRISENTHWAITE FAMILY  Sechelt  Closed from 2 pm Dec. 24, and Dec. 25-26  For your  Christmas .. .  an abundance  of wondrous delights.  the  MUSIC  WEAVERS  Gibsons Harbour  Wkmk  ... to you, our customers.  We thank you for your patronage and wish you a joyous holiday!  SUNCOAST POWER  & MARINE LTD.  ThCChaift Sav^Centrf  Sechelt  Qyaah O&n90  Hope the season  "clicks" with you  In every way. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our friends for their patronage.  KITS Qmms  MIKE, MOIRA & THORA  SunnycrsMt Cantre  Christmas Joy  Our elnoarest wish this holiday season  Is that all our friends may know the |oy of  Christmas. Thank you for your patroness  throughout the year.  COASTAL TIRES  Closed Doc. 24 - January 3rd $&&.:��<.\  season of peace and wonder,  excitement and joy is Christmas! May  this spirit of happiness be with you always.  Terry, Jennifer & Melanie  Sound Ltd.  CHRISTMAS \ /GREETINGS  %AJe wish you happy holidays,  and take this opportunity to thank  you for the continued loyalty  and confidence you have shown us.  Sechelt Office Service  Wharf Rd. Sechelt  The Peninsula Times Page C-3  Wednesday, December 21,1977  HERE'S HOPING SANTA FILLS YOUR FONDEST  WISHES THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON AND FROM ALL OF  US TO ALL OF YOU, WE WISH YOU THE MERRIEST OF  HOLIDAYS.  Ellen, Harvie, Judy, Kerra, Megan & good ol1 Dennis  at  The PENiNSULA^fe^e^  escw.iMC  Hall the Birth of Jesus, Prince of Peace!  SEW-EASY  All aboard for a joyous season! Thanks  for letting us keep things ship-shape.  Madeira Park  QwMHtX  May all our friends  in the community  enjoy the best...  they deserve it,  always!  Madeira Park  KT't  Please stay tuned. We're  "channeled to transmit wishes to  you for the happiest Yule, yetl For  patronage you've shown . . . thanks.  KERN ELECTRONICS  Uptown Plaza, Olbsons THEScasons  IN FOOD VALUE  PageC-4  The Peninsula Times-  Wednesday, December 21,1977  C KW.INC.  r  Llbby's  TOMATO JUICE  48fl.oi.  Llbby's  FRUIT COCKTAIL  28fl.oz.  Heinz  ,&"���  SWEET MIXED PICKLES  59  69  $1  09  Heinz ��g|  AA  BREAD &BUHER PICKLES^?!09  $1  ) oz     ���  INSTANT COFFEE  99  Nalleys  POTATO CHIPS  Nalleys  CHIP DIPS ,.~.  69  59  ���   ������**���*��������������������������� ^aM_\\\\\\\W     ^mmmW  Ocean Spray ������ g^ .  CRANBERRY SAUCE,..,.,     53  99  Birds Eye *   Frozen Whip Topping  COOL WHIP ,,  iL__)i_r__i__oi____L_\  White or 100 Pet. Whole Wheat ��� fresh baked  CRUSTY ROLLS  dox.  59  ��� r\  Fresh Baked  Mincemeat ^4  AP  COFFEE CAKES .?135  45��  iO%        ���   %mT  SI  ox  am  HOVIS BREAD  All Butter Sticks  SHORTBREAD  29  ..%**��  Olympic, Ready to Eat halves  COTTAGE ROLLS  ���  ���  ���   *   e. m  *  eeeeseee*  ���  teeeeeeeee  Olympic ���Fine  GARLIC RINGS  each, 12 oz.  $199  lb.  JL  79��  Olympic  .��..����...������������.����������.��������������  \  Robert Mendel, asst'd �� _fl  l|A  SALAMI CHUBS    '  *lze  10oz. ���*-..��� ea. ������  HAMS  Ocean Spray ��� Fresh  CRANBERRIES  _ Local, Canada No. 1  Ready to Eat  Fully Cooked  Whole or  Shank Half  ��� ������������*<  Jb.  19  GOOD SELECTION OF TURKEYS,  DUCKS, GEESE AND ROASTING  CHICKENS  1 lb. pkg. .  49  Local, Canada No. 1 g�� am ,  BRUSSELS SPROUTS. 35  2J9  ?4  Imported ��� Medium $lze  VAUC  or SWEET  iHlfla POTATOES  Japanese  ORANGES  89  30 min. count  box  Westvale ���  Frozen  BRUSSELS SPROUTS  2lbs.   McLarens  BREAD & BUTTER PICKLES  48oz.   Black Magic asst'd  >V  n 15    CHOCOLATES                $0  lib.box    _���_  $1  99  69  ���!     Rowntrees  * AFTER El  I,    200g i..."^,.?  McLarens No-Garlic or Polskl  DILLS  32fl.oz.   I\    i��^-4  w  Granthams  COCKTAIL MIX  26 oz.  Robinson or McLaren*  Heinz t _^ .__. PM? Robinson or McLarens  SWEET GHERKINS gQc    MARASCHI  Blue Ribbon ���  Drip  COFFEE  1 lb. pkg   Kleenex ���   Boutlqu||l//  NAPKINS  m mmm      ��������������������������������������<  Tang  ORANGE  4 pack      Kraft ���   Cheese  15% oz. .  Nlblets '  KERNEL CORN  12 f I. ox.   ...j  Green Giant  CREAM CORN  14 f I. ox.  Green Giant ���   Slimmer Street  PEAS  14 f lot   FOIL WRAP I    rPP  ���m"*M* ^R'^'2i_��^f ���ifi^'V -a'" .-. -_.-  '*��    x -;a     *-**f?t*i*.kfSfFvp' *JlrJi*w) ..���' */ .'V'TPV/ *  ��� ^%.$m*>vf;'' >���.'.-^ y*  Blue Bonnet      .   +<   . ,./*4* ����� '' 1>J  MARGARINE  3 Ib. pkg   Kraft *   Calorlewlse, Italian, French, Catallna  h  89  OYSTF���^'*  '    ' J Mr ���P '*V;,���:���"  SHRIMP $119  * ox    JL  ':'r''VV'',.,';r(^tf''i'/ y >5  r '"  ' >s , ''���>'''    '   .'�����'  ' '���'���''."  ��� '  Cutcher ���   Broken  .��.-..       ^..v,......., ���u���u.., .....��., vmiUI>hu -^ ^^ Crosse & Blackwell _i__ _g__  LIQUID DRESSING 89      ��0!?FOOD SAUCE 69  HOLIDAY SEASON STORE HOURS rS^"ir  Saturday, Dec. 24th, 9 am - 6 pm  CLOSED: CHRISTMAS DAY  Monday, Dec. 26th & Tuesday, Dae. 27th  OPENi Dec. 28th & 29th. 9:30 am - 6 pm  *  December 30th, 9:30 am - 9 pm  December 31st, 9 am - 6 pm  CLOStD NEW YEAR'S DAY &  MONDAY, JAN. 2ND

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