WITS program expands, tsunami debris found, and a last supper.
In the face of bullying, many people are at a loss with how to help kids. For some, it's a problem too big to handle. That's where WITS steps in. WITS stands for "Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it Out, and Seek Help." Its a national bullying prevention program. But still there are some places that are too far to reach...until now. The WITS program is partnering with the RCMP to take the program to small communities across the country. University of Victoria psychologist, Bonnie Leadbeater developed WITS and explains more of the details.
Most people troll West Coast beaches for shells, driftwood, and maybe even the odd message in a bottle. But on these cold and windy December days, researchers are scouring the shores for something completely out of the oridinary... pieces of houses and boats, and perhaps even toxic garbage. That's because pieces of debris from the tsunami that devastated Japan are making their way across the Pacific and onto beaches in Tofino and along the Olympic Peninsula. Curtis Ebbesmeyer is an American oceanographer who's found debris along the west coast...and he thinks there's more to come.
By this time, many of us are making our lists and checking them twice for those last-minute Christmas gifts. But for one soup kitchen in Victoria, all it wants for Christmas is a new home.The Rainbow Kitchen at St. Saviours Church in Vic West will be serving its last supper on December 23rd. Al Lindskoog is a volunteer there. He tells us more.
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