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About time Yad Vashem finally recognized Metropolitan Sheptytsky as “Righteous Among the Nations”

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As we reported last week, the movement to get the Holocaust Remembrance Center “Yad Vashem” to honour Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as...

The View From Here: It’s a dog’s life

Volodymyr Kish. Social media outlets in Ukraine this past week have gone to the dogs, literally. It all started when a member of Ukraine’s parliament...

Trump shows a flagrant disdain for Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On January 31, the United States Senate voted 51-49 to block any witnesses from being called in to testify in President...

The View From Here: Election hangovers

Volodymyr Kish. As we all know, Petro Poroshenko lost the Presidential election in Ukraine last year by an overwhelming majority to newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The...

Zelenskyy honors Holocaust survivors, while Putin dishonors them

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. January 27 marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This was the day chosen by the United Nations General Assembly 15 years ago...

The View From Here: The only truth is music

Volodymyr Kish. America’s famous itinerant beat poet and philosopher Jack Kerouac once said, “The only truth is music”. I know well what he meant. Words...

Iran must shoulder the blame for UIA Flight PS752 shootdown

But tensions created by U.S. escalation of conflict also played a role Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. It was the greatest Canadian disaster since June 23, 1985,...

The View From Here: Collateral damage

Volodymyr Kish. Last week’s news was dominated by the crash of Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) Flight PS752 shortly after it left Tehran airport in Iran...

The View From Here: Traditions

Volodymyr Kish. I look forward to the Ukrainian Christmas season each year with both joyful anticipation and no small amount of apprehension as well. That...

Looking Back at 2019

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. 2019 has been a tumultuous year for both Ukraine and our community here in Canada. There have been highs and lows,...

The View From Here: Year-End Hryts

Volodymyr Kish. Newspapers and journalists are prone at the end of each year to writing tendentious reviews on the key events that transpired over the...
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The View From Here: Panakhyda reflections

Volodymyr Kish. I went to another Panakhyda this past week. As most of you know, a Panakhyda is a Ukrainian religious service commemorating the passing...

State Bureau of Investigation – not Poroshenko – guilty of treason

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. No “red lines” were crossed at the December 9 Paris Summit bringing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir...

The View From Here: Friends or interests?

Volodymyr Kish. Charles DeGaulle is reputed to have once said that “No nation has friends, only interests.” In this he was paraphrasing a still earlier...

Edmonton Jewish News fuels the flames of ethnic discord

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. During the night of December 9-10, vandals desecrated the monument to UPA Supreme Commander Roman Shukhevych, which is located at...

The View From Here: How do you say that in Ukrainian?

Volodymyr Kish. One of the big developments in Ukraine over the past few years has been the rapid growth of people using the Internet, and...

U of A must dismiss Holodomor denier

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. The University of Alberta is shamelessly neglecting its responsibility to confront the hatemongering expressed by one of its lecturers, by...

The View From Here: The burdens of victimization

Volodymyr Kish. This past week has been a somewhat sad and solemn one for me. This is of course the time of year when Ukrainians...

Chrystia Freeland is a Prime Minister-in-Waiting

Marco Levytsky, NP-UN Editorial Writer. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s widely-expected decision to appoint Chrystia Freeland as his Deputy Prime Minister is both a very welcome...

The View From Here: The decline of real politics

Volodymyr Kish. The spectacle that is being played out south of our border involving the impeachment proceedings against President Trump is at the same time...

Repercussions of the Holodomor reverberate today

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. This Saturday, November 23, people around the world commemorate the horrendous act of genocide which has come down in history to...

The View From Here: Remembrances

Volodymyr Kish. The Remembrance Day we celebrate each November to commemorate the end of perhaps the most needless and destructive war in human history holds...

The View From Here: the Ukrainian Canadian Congress and the future

Volodymyr Kish. This past weekend, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) had its Triennial Convention in Ottawa. From all reports it was a grand affair with...

B.C. finally passes Holodomor Bill

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ten years after such legislation was initially introduced, and 12 years after the Ukrainian community in that province first started advocating...

The View From Here: Opening a genetic Pandora’s box

Volodymyr Kish. Last week, I saw a documentary on television about the rapidly emerging field of genetic modification. In it they showed the example of...

Letter to the Editor: The times do not seem to be changing for the...

Re: St. John’s Institute in Edmonton at critical crossroads (NP-UN #37, 10 October 2019) The article aptly describes and analyzes the problems our community faces in...

Election results good for Ukrainian community

But expose a giant rift that threatens national unity. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On October 21 the ruling Liberals saw their parliamentary majority reduced to a...

Steinmeier formula is capitulation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s decision to start negotiations for peace with the Russian Federation on the basis of what is known...

The View From Here: Who were you, Luka?

Volodymyr Kish. One of the great joys of my life in recent years has been adapting to the role of being a grandparent. Although my...

A tribute to Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As we have mentioned in previous editorials, this year the the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group (CUPFG) is losing three of its...

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Вперше збірку творів Тараса Григоровича Шевченка, укладену цілковито для дітей, було видано в Україні у 1891 році, під назвою "Кобзар: книга для дітей". Це...

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The View From Here: Parish Chronicles

Volodymyr Kish. This past Sunday I had the honour of chairing the annual general meeting of the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church here...