To Quadra Pacific Properties Corp., for allowing shoeshine entrepreneur Jill Goodson to set up shop on the corporation's downtown property. Goodson had tried to obtain permission from the city to do shoeshines on public property, but city bylaws don't allow that.
To Victoria author Marjorie Celona, for being among the 13 nominees for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, one of Canada's most distinguished literary awards. Celona received the nomination for her debut novel Y. Other nominees include Billie Livingston of Vancouver, Annabel Lyon of New Westminster and Nancy Richler, now of Montreal but who called Vancouver home for 25 years.
To the unknown persons responsible for littering Vic-
toria's waterfront with children's shoes made to look like they contain human remains. A well-planned, deftly executed practical joke can be quite entertaining, but only if it hurts no one and everyone can laugh. This hoax has caused anguish to the people who found the shoes, has tied up police resources and has cost taxpayers thousands. No one's laughing.
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