Sewage plant win leaves Mr. Floatie ready to retire
A mascot that helped raise a stink about the dumping of raw sewage into the waters off Victoria is about to be retired. Mr. Floatie was created by school teacher James Skwaro in 2004 as part of the spoof organization People Opposed to Outfall Pollution, or POOP. The costume resembled its acronym and came to represent the lack of progress on the development of a secondarysewage treatment plant for Greater Victoria. Skwaro and his Mr. Floatie character decided to voluntarily step down after the region adopted a plan last September to build a treatment facility by 2020, ending the flow of unfiltered waste directly into the sea.