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The View From Here: A year of crises

Volodymyr Kish. I think that most of you will agree that 2020 was a particularly difficult year. Our complacent 21st century smugness was shattered when...

Looking back at 2020

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. When historians – and for that matter all of us – look back at 2020, the overriding event that will...

Важлива дата

Аскольд С. Лозинський. Сімдесят два роки тому сьогодні Генеральна Асамблея Організації Об'єднаних Націй на сесії, яка відбулася в Парижі, Франція прийняла основний міжнародний документ під...

To protect human rights, target those who abuse them

Alexandra Chyczij, UCC President. 'For as long as there are people on earth, there will be evil. But what we can do is make them...

The View From Here: COVID blues

Volodymyr Kish. As this dumpster fire of a year staggers to a close, I am hard pressed to find anything positive to say as I...

A blue Christmas today, but hope for tomorrow

Marco Levytsky, Western Bureau Chief. I'll have a blue Christmas without you I'll be so blue just thinking about you Decorations of red on a green Christmas tree Won't...

Too many decades too late

Lubomyr Luciuk, Kingston, ON. Early in 1932 Mendel Osherowitch journeyed to Soviet Ukraine on assignment for Forverts (Forward), a Yiddish-language newspaper in New York City...

The View From Here: Cost of living in Ukraine

Volodymyr Kish. Living in Ukraine these days poses no shortage of challenges to beleaguered Ukrainians, not least of which is dealing with a sputtering economy...

Why it is so important to commemorate the Holodomor

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On Saturday November 28, Ukrainians and other people around the world will commemorate the horrendous act of genocide which has come...

Target Lukashenka’s money supply

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Acting in conjunction with the European Union, Canada on November 6 placed another 13 Belarusian officials on its sanctions list. When added...

The View From Here: The wrong trajectory

Volodymyr Kish. As this trying year of 2020 edges to a close, I have started to increasingly believe that our civilization has taken more than...

Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Ukrainian Canadians punched way above their weight in World War II Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. ‘God of our fathers, known of old, Lord of our far-flung battle...

The View From Here: Crimean Tatars under siege

Volodymyr Kish. Back in early spring of 2014, a large number of “green men”, heavily armed soldiers with no insignia, started appearing in Crimea and...

New Pathway celebrates 90 years

Marco Levytsky and Walter Kish. It was 90 years ago this month that New Pathway (Нoвий Шлях in Ukrainian) was founded in Edmonton as the...

The View From Here: COVID has Ukraine under siege

Volodymyr Kish. Over the past month, it has become obvious that Canada had entered the “second wave” of the COVID pandemic, with a dramatic increase...

Ethnocultural arts groups need help as well

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Several weeks ago, we commented on the Ukrainian Canadian Congress’ letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcoming the Speech from the...

The View From Here: A matter of time

Volodymyr Kish. The COVID pandemic has drastically changed the way we have led our lives over the past six months and there is little sign...

Protests galvanize Belarusian community

Their struggle is our struggle and we must offer our support Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The massive protests that erupted in Belarus following the fraudulent August...

The View From Here: COVID solitude

Volodymyr Kish. The infinitesimally small microbe we know as the COVID-19 virus is so basic in its structure and activities, that scientists debate whether it...

Canada’s Belarus sanctions are a good first step

But much more is needed to bring dictator Lukashenka to his knees Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On September 29, Canada joined forces with the United Kingdom...

The View From Here: News

Volodymyr Kish. This past September 28th was celebrated by those in the journalism world as World News Day. An initiative of the Canadian Journalism Foundation...

Ukrainian community has much to offer in dealing with COVID

Government should take up UCC’s offer to share expertise Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has not only welcomed the announcement that the Government...

The View From Here: Keeping in touch

Volodymyr Kish. Back some decades ago before there was Facebook, e-mail or even the Internet, communicating with relatives in Ukraine was more than just a...

Concrete action on Belarus human rights violations needed now

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. On September 17 François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced that: “In response to the flawed election process and the violent...

The View From Here: Memories and memoirs

Volodymyr Kish. Quite a few years ago, my wife and kids came up with the bright idea that I should write my memoirs. They even...

British newspaper succumbs to pressure from pro-Russian trolls

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Many long years ago, when I was still a boy, I was an avid stamp collector. And, growing up within a...

Шкідливі звички мають бути зупинені для припинення крово-пролиття в Білорусі!

Евген Чолій, Президент, ГО “Україна-2050”. Останніми днями російська та білоруська влади прискорили їх повернення до шкідливих звичок, типових для авторитарних режимів у боротьбі із масовими...

The View From Here: COVID and culture

Volodymyr Kish. It has now been almost six months since the COVID epidemic began and we are still nowhere near to bringing it under control,...

Belarusians strive to rediscover their national identity

Canada should impose sanctions upon human rights abusers in Belarus Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. While the daily protests that have rocked Belarus since the fraudulent elections...

The essence of Ukraine’s undying spirit – Vasyl Stus

Askold Lozynskyj. An Affiliated Lecturer in Ukrainian Studies at the University of Cambridge Bohdan Tokarsky wrote recently: “This Spring, facing a global pandemic in response to...

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