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Holodomor was intended to destroy the Ukrainian nation

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. “Every year, on the fourth Saturday of November, Ukrainians and other people around the world commemorate Ukrainians and other people around...
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The View From Here: Words fail me

Volodymyr Kish. As a writer, words are a particularly important aspect of my day-to-day life. During my now numerous decades of existence I have accumulated...

Closure of Kyiv Post is a wake-up call

An independent media, must be financially independent. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The November 8 closure of the Kyiv Post by owner Adnan Kivan sent shock waves...

The View From Here: Generational challenges

Volodymyr Kish. The United Nations is playing host to a global conference on climate change (COP26) being held this week in Glasgow, Scotland. 197 countries...

On its 100th Anniversary, remember to wear the poppy

It now unites both Canadians and Ukrainians. Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and...

The View From Here: COVID – rights, freedoms and law

Volodymyr Kish. The COVID crisis of the past two years has had a profound impact on the lives of people worldwide. It has greatly disrupted...

Ambassador Shevchenko leaves huge shoes to fill

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. October 31 marked Andriy Shevchenko’s last day as Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada. He has now returned to Ukraine. While a replacement...
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The View From Here: Covid has Ukraine on the ropes

Volodymyr Kish. Ukraine is suffering a crushing Covid crisis. Over the past few days Ukraine has seen upwards of 22,000 new cases every day, with...

Torturers must be punished

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. As reported elsewhere in this issue, on October 13 the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, along with the Embassy of Ukraine in Canada...

The View From Here: A crisis of credibility

Volodymyr Kish. There has been a lot of commentary in the sports news in North America in the past few weeks over the fact that...

Observe National Internment Commemoration Day

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. October 28 is National Internment Commemoration Day in Canada. On that day in 1914, the Government passed an Order-in-Council which expanded...

The View From Here: To be 21 again

Volodymyr Kish. It is the year 2021 and it hasn’t been particularly kind to Ukraine. The country is still being ravaged by the Covid virus,...

Honor the Defenders of Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. October 14 marks Defenders of Ukraine Day. In Ukraine this is a state holiday which has been celebrated annually since 2015....
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The View From Here: Be a good sport

Volodymyr Kish. I have been a basketball fan for a long time, ever since I was a teenager. I remember trying to make the highschool...

Celebrating 50 years of multiculturalism

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Fifty years ago, on October 8, 1971, Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau stood up in the House of Commons and announced...

The View From Here: Some words about words

Volodymyr Kish. As a writer I have always been fascinated with words and particularly their origins, a field of study known to professional linguists as...

Plus ca change plus c’est la meme chose

Unnecessary and costly election shows the need for reform Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Two years before it was necessary, after 36 days of campaigning during the...

The View From Here: Surviving the Internet

Volodymyr Kish. It has become obvious over the past decade or so, that the Internet, and social media apps in particular, have come to dominate...

U.S. lawmakers launch last-ditch effort to stop Nord Stream 2

Zelenskyy not getting the support he needs from Biden Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. September 14 a group of bipartisan lawmakers passed an amendment which seeks to...

Varenyky

Say the word “Varenyky” to a Ukrainian and you will immediately stimulate visions of heaping plates of these delicious potato and cheese filled dumplings...

Twenty-first century challenges

I have spent the last six weeks in the U.S. visiting with my daughter and her husband, as well as my recently born six-month-old...

Ukraine boldly goes where no NATO member dared to go

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Kabul rescue operation demonstrates why Ukraine must be admitted to NATO’s MAP now As we reported in last week’s edition, Ukrainian special...

What is Ukraine and Who are Ukrainians?

The above title to this article may seem a bit of a strange question, but I would submit that the answer isn’t as straightforward...

Why Crimea matters

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Crimean Platform is a bold and innovative diplomatic initiative launched by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to raise international attention to...

Mother Earth

Last week, many Ukrainians celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration (Preobrazhenia). As well as being one of the standard feast days of the church...

Президентові України Володимиру Олександровичу Зеленському. Яким повинен бути парад на День Незалежності

Василь Глинчак для Нового Шляху - Українських Вістей. Вельмишановний Пане Президент! Наближається 30-річний ювілей Української Держави. Мене, як її громдянина, хвилює те, як те Свято...

Revolutionary musings

Next week, Ukraine will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its independence which arose when the monstrous empire known as the Soviet Union finally...

More Ukrainian monuments desecrated in Edmonton

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. During the night of Monday, August 9 to Tuesday, August 10, a vandal or vandals desecrated two Ukrainian monuments in Edmonton....

Moral standards

The past several months have been filled with disturbing events that have given rise to a sometimes heated debate about moral standards in a...

Shkvarky

One of the joys of being Ukrainian is undoubtedly Ukrainian cuisine. Having grown up on a steady diet of varenyky (perogies), cabbage rolls, borshch...

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