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Season 17

2 Oct. 1988
The Fixer: Part 1
A Toronto divorced person is searching for another life. She assumes control over the Reach bistro and turns out to be a piece of the drifters family, alongside her eleven-year-old child Sam. Constable John gets an advancement and his own particular police vessel, Nick chooses to remain in Gibsons and Jesse, Laurel and Tommy move into their own home.
 
2 Oct. 1988
The Fixer: Part 2
A Toronto divorced person is searching for another life. She assumes control over the Reach bistro and turns out to be a piece of the drifters family, alongside her eleven-year-old child Sam. Constable John gets an advancement and his own particular police vessel, Nick chooses to remain in Gibsons and Jesse, Laurel and Tommy move into their own home.
 
9 Oct. 1988
Terms of Embattlement
Nick faces the prospect of losing the Persephone in an auction.
 
16 Oct. 1988
Dinner for Two
Dana is making what she considers subtle but significant changes to The Reach in order to make it what she wants, not disrupt what the locals expect, and attract a larger tourist trade. Many of the regulars like the changes, but Relic is not one of them, he who is forthright to Dana in his criticisms. Regardless, Dana tries what she considers her best to accommodate Relic, a customer. Even with these changes, Dana decides to make one more only because many of the regulars treat the café like their own private club, staying hours on end just to hang out and drink ...
 
23 Oct. 1988
The Wrong Stuff
The Reach is closed as it's chore day. While the women are cleaning up the kitchen and dining room, the men are supposed to fix the patio floorboards. However, the men decide to help Jack with his inventory instead, which the women know is just an excuse to hang out at Jack's warehouse and do nothing, despite Jack truly needing the monumental task of the inventory completed. During that chore and seeing all Bert's technological gadgets, John and Jesse get into an argument, not only about the lack of ingenuity of each compared to their RCMP and First Nations ancestors ...
 
30 Oct. 1988
Lone Wolf
Nick and Jesse, and Relic are racing to a site with a large number of beached logs. Relic arrives first, which in a way is good news for Nick and Jesse as they are aware of a much larger and more easily salvageable pile of logs close by. So Nick and Jesse leave Relic to his own devices with that pile of logs. In trying to untangle his pile of logs, Relic gets trapped beneath one of them. In addition, his boat goes adrift which means even if he is able to get loose, he is stranded. This situation becomes even more perilous for him as he has been under the weather, the ...
 
6 Nov. 1988
Computer Error
Relic receives a $2,500 bill from the federal government. Upon hearing the words "computer generated" about the bill, Relic believes he's got a way out of paying: by calling his former partner in crime, high school computer whiz, Jordan 'Silicon' Smith. By hacking into his boarding school's computer, Silicon is able to manufacture a lie which allows him to ditch school and visit his old friend Relic. Upon his arrival in Gibsons, Silicon is easily able to fix Relic's problem, which ended up actually being a computer error. With nothing else to do, Silicon decides to ...
 
4 Dec. 1988
Night Flyers
Tommy and Sam are going through the initiation process to join a boys club called the Night Flyers, led by Patrick, who most of the adults know as a troublemaker. Of late, John has noticed an increase in mischief - primarily vandalism - which is probably largely attributed to Patrick. Although the things that Tommy and Sam are asked to do for the initiation would hurt friends and family, Sam in particular is willing to go through with them since he is still trying to find his place in Gibsons, which includes making new friends whoever they may be. Each initiation task...
 
18 Dec. 1988
The Gift
Tommy's mind is not on the canoe time trials for the upcoming races as his paternal grandfather, George, is coming for a visit. George gave Tommy the hand made oar he uses for canoing. Tommy and George are close, especially as George is Tommy's only connection to his long deceased father, who he never knew. When Tommy arrives home expecting to see his grandfather, he is dismayed to learn that his grandfather has just passed away. Although everyone in their house is saddened by the news, it hits Tommy the hardest, he who does not express his grief in tears but rather ...
 
25 Dec. 1988
Gibsons Landing Party
Gibsons city council has approved Sara's idea of an annual Founder's Day event, but for this first one they have provided little money, meaning that it has to be done on a shoestring. Despite the lack of budget, Nick and the gang are planning among other things a parade, a fair in which they will highlight rhubarb in unique new uses as town founder George Gibson was a commercial rhubarb grower, and have a George Gibson lookalike act as honorary mayor for the day. The choice of the honorary mayor will be done through a contest held through the newspaper. The planning ...
 
1 Jan. 1989
Kelly and Kate
Kelly is an 11-year-old boy who keeps running away from foster homes that are not accepting of his pet otter Kate. Convinced that his father, missing for two years in a small plane accident will one day return, Kelly stays on the run lugging Kate around in a pet carrier. The episode opens with Kelly wandering around the docks at Gibsons telling Kate that they'll soon find a boat in which "some yazbo" has left the ignition keys. Kelly actually finds a boat with the engine running and is soon under way. Owners Max and Susie report the missing boat to Constable John at ...
 
15 Jan. 1989
The Corporal and the Doctor
John is temporarily blinded as a result of a pursuit of thieves suspected of participating in the hijacking of an eighteen wheeler. During his recovery, John finds himself falling in love with a nurse named Julie.
 
22 Jan. 1989
Mystery of Blubber Bay
While Pat is helping Nick with his latest contract - making regular trips to Blubber Bay towing barges filled with vegetable oil - he misses another contract as Donna Lansing with Omega Chemicals, which has been doing some stream restoration work in conjunction with an environmental group called Clear Streams, wants to release salmon fry into a newly restored stream in the area. As such, Relic wrangles the Omega contract for himself. The plan for Donna and Relic to release the fry hits a snag when they learn from DFO that there is something toxic in the waters off ...
 
5 Feb. 1989
Potter's Treasure
Sam is the latest person to hear Jack's oft told tale of the fire of 1906, the other locals who know the story by heart as they've heard it so often. One component of the story is Potter's treasure, a supposed treasure buried by the Potter family but never found after their demise/departure from the area. Most of the locals have looked for it in their life to no avail. Meanwhile, it's Dana's birthday and Sam, wanting to use money he's earned but which he doesn't have since no one will give him a job, wants to buy his mother something nice, especially as she is ...
 
12 Feb. 1989
16 Elephants: Part 1
Sam befriends a young woman who is looking to stay one step ahead of relatives out to exploit him.
 
19 Feb. 1989
16 Elephants: Part 2
Sam helps a young woman escape the clutches of a relative who is after the location of a family fortune that the woman holds the key to.
 
26 Feb. 1989
Biker
A motorcycle gang called the Devil's Disciples has just purchased some farmland in the area. Individual locals have differing reactions to the group, who have not done anything wrong. Sal, through editorials, has taken it upon herself to rid the area of the gang, using such tactics as mobilizing businesses not to sell to any member of the gang. Tommy, who has gone swimming on the Disciples' newly acquired property in the past, meets Emma, the young adult daughter of the head of the gang, Freddie. For Tommy, it's love at first sight. And John, who is on holidays, has ...
 
5 Mar. 1989
Not for Sale
Sara is having problems finding a focus for her project required for her video arts class. When her professor, Mark Carter, sees the street chalk artist that Sara has been filming, the artist who only does copies of Jimmy Galson originals, Sara believes she has the focus of her piece as she learns that that seemingly grumpy homeless man is indeed Jimmy Galson. After much negotiating, Sara gets his permission to be her subject, he even heading up to Gibsons with her, where she provides him temporarily with a roof and lots of streets, chalk and tourists for him to ...
 
7 May 1989
Club Laundromat
At the last minute, Pat decides to accompany Nick and John to Vancouver to investigate an unknown business opportunity advertised in the newspaper. It ends up being the active but junior part owner of a run down laundromat. The active part includes being able to make whatever renovations wanted. Although originally not interested, Pat decides to put all his resources into the venture including using his boat as collateral for the bank loan for the down payment. But he requires private investors to make the renovations he wants, namely for social items such as an ...
 
13 Jun. 1989
The Syndicate
Based on advice from supposed expert Jack, Nick, John, Jesse and Jack are thinking about investing in a race horse named Eleanor, who they will give the racing name Little Nell. Although the financial payout on their initial $1,000 investment apiece is important, it is the dream of participating in the sport of kings that is the more exciting adventure. With Jack handling all the logistics, the plan would be to enter Little Nell in small races in the Okanagan over the summer, and if she does well, to enter her in a claiming race in Vancouver at the end of the season, ...
 
21 Jun. 1989
Jenny: Part 1
Ever since her water-skiing accident which left her a paraplegic, Jenny Halstrom has tried to do everything on her own without help. She loves living in Gibsons, which is why she is distraught to learn that her mother is thinking about selling their house and moving the two of them to Vancouver, which she sees as providing them greater opportunity. Beyond the marine work which Pat cannot get to which he forwards to her, Jenny hopes to be able to provide for herself and her mother in Gibsons through other work. That other work becomes more important when Jenny learns ...
 
28 Jun. 1989
Jenny: Part 2
Having reconciled with her friends Pat, Sara and Graham, Jenny enlists their help in gathering evidence of toxic waste being dumped into Starlight Bay, the site of a new residential development. All Jenny knows right now is that dead fish are appearing in the bay, and that the development lawyer and owner, Jason Leonard and Joe Malik, are trying to hide the fact of those dead fish. Pat, Sara and Graham are able to find hard evidence of something illegal going on, including more dead fish and birds, and PCB contaminated underwater sand samples in various locations in ...
 

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