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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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...

The View From Here: In other words

Volodymyr Kish. It seems like almost a lifetime ago when I was young student at the University of Waterloo that I found that there was...

A tribute to our pioneers

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. For almost a decade now, Ontario has been celebrating Ukrainian Canadian Heritage Day on September 7. Three years ago, Alberta joined...

Дюжина брудних років Росії у Грузії

Евген Чолій, Президент, ГО «Україна-2050». Дванадцять років тому, 7 серпня 2008 року, Росія вторглась у Грузію і - відтоді - незаконно окупувала Абхазію та Південну...

Most left for economic reasons. Some were political refugees. Ivan came because he couldn’t...

Lubomyr Luciuk, Kingston, ON. He was a peasant, working on an estate near Kamianets-Podilskyj, in Podilia, part of the fertile black-earth (chornozem) region of Russian-occupied...

The View From Here: Hryts on fire

Volodymyr Kish. I spent last week up in the wilderness at the family cottage, escaping the demands and stresses of urban life. The fresh air,...

Canada’s most indispensable minister

Who do you turn to in a crisis? Chrystia Freeland. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. When Donald Trump won the 2016 election vowing to rip up the...

“Active measures” to undermine the anti-Communist Ukrainian community

Lubomyr Luciuk, Kingston, ON. We always suspected it. We tried to tell reporters, politicians, RCMP investigators, even a few of those ranged against us in...

The View From Here: There was a time

Volodymyr Kish. Next week, on August 24, Ukraine will be celebrating its official Independence Day. It does so amid no shortage of internal political turmoil...

Білорусь, новітнє поле битви за демократію, яке не слід ігнорувати

Евген Чолій, Президент, ГО «Україна-2050». 11 серпня 2020 р. Верховний представник Європейського Союзу заявив, що президентські вибори у Білорусі 9 серпня 2020 р. “не були...

Support Belarusians in their struggle for democracy

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Since the disputed August 9 election which handed Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka a sixth term, massive protests have erupted in the...

Eugene Czolij: a Russian-style ceasefire – blink and you’ve missed it!

Eugene Czolij, President, NGO “Ukraine-2050”. After the latest ceasefire agreement concluded at a meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group, Russian forces violated it on the...

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