To precocious pop singer Justin Bieber, for claiming that he's part native and as such should get free gas in Canada.
To Hy'Shqa, a member of the endangered southern killer whale pods, for being one of the youngest of her species to give birth to a calf. The new arrival was seen off Spieden Channel in Haro Strait on Monday.
To Parti QuÃ©bÃ©cois leader Pauline Marois, for dragging the Queen into politics as she campaigns for the Sept. 4 Quebec election.
To Bobbie-jo Peterson, Gerry Boivin and Christina Kline, whose use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation saved the life of a Calgary tourist who had suffered a heart attack along a Sooke road in July 2011. The three were honoured with the B.C. Ambulance Service's Vital Link Award on Wednesday.
To the Layritz junior girls softball team of Victoria, for winning the Canadian Little League championship and advancing to the World Series Aug. 12-18 in Kirkland, Washington.
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