THUMBS UP - To Roy Brooke, Victoria's director of sustainability, and his staff, for converting a flat, unused playing field in James Bay into a rain garden that will intercept runoff water and cleanse it, helping to reduce pollutants in the Inner Harbour.
THUMBS UP - To Saanich police dog Zeke and his partner, Const. Jon Zielinski, for winning the Canada Police Canine Championships in Regina recently.
THUMBS DOWN - To Environment Canada, for denying funding to the Cetus Research and Conservation Society and its Straitwatch program that monitors boaters and whalewatchers around Victoria and Alert Bay.
THUMBS UP - To the volunteers of the Juan de Fuca Regional Park Watch Society, for safeguarding vehicles parked in the parking areas of beaches, parks and trails.
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