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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...

Reflect on, but also celebrate Canada Day

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. June 24 even more unmarked graves were found at the site of a residential school. This time there were 751 bodies...

Who we are

Canada Day is coming up on July 1, and together with some 38 million fellow citizens I will be celebrating my country’s birthday and...

Biden’s actions in support of Ukraine leave much to be desired

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. June 16 the eyes of the world were focussed on Geneva as the leaders of the two biggest nuclear superpowers met...

The last gasps of Imperialism

Civilization as we know it is a relatively recent phenomenon in the short history of mankind. The earth has been around for some 4.5...

Support petition to revoke Duranty’s Pulitzer prize

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The U.S. Committee on Ukrainian Holodomor-Genocide Awareness has started a petition calling upon the Pulitzer board to rescind New York Times...

Uncomfortable history

Last week, the news in Canada was dominated with stories surrounding the discovery of unmarked graves with the remains of 215 children who died...

If you’re going to go after Macdonald, then include Borden as well

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The discovery of 215 children’s bodies on the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School has created shock waves right...

A continuum of waves

Back 130 years ago, a couple of daring Ukrainian peasants by the name of Wasyl Eleniak and Ivan Pylypiw left their impoverished circumstances in...

Make Lukashenka, Putin pay for plane hijacking

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Free World has reacted with outrage over Belarusian dictator Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s brazen act of air piracy in forcing an Irish...

Name dropping

I should first of all warn you that I will be unashamedly dropping a lot of famous names in my scribblings today. I do...

Biden’s backtracking on Nord Stream 2 a gift to Putin

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Biden Administration’s decision to waive the sanctions on the Russian-German consortium constructing the Nord Stream 2 Pipeline which will markedly...

Little things

I think it fair to say that this seemingly never-ending pandemic has forced most people to drastically alter their activities and day-to-day routines. It...

Chatham House exposes common Western myths about Russia

Marco Levytsky, editorial writer. May 13, the prestigious think tank, Chatham House, issued a comprehensive report which deconstructs 16 of the most prevalent myths that...

Mothers

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, and as has become typical on this day each year, I was struck by no small measure of...

The Holy Mother has special meaning for Ukrainians

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Within the Catholic Church, the month of May is celebrated as “Mary’s Month,” a time of year when special devotions are...

Displaced lives

Last week marked the 74th anniversary of “Akcja Wisla” (Operation Vistula) which in 1947 saw the forcible deportation of over 140,000 Ukrainians from their...

Russian aggression in Ukraine, and why Canada must enhance engagement

Roman Waschuk and Danylo Korbabicz. In the last few days, the global community heaved a sigh of relief when Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu announced...

Shadows of forgotten ancestors

This is a big week in the Ukrainian calendar, as we celebrate Easter with a panoply of rituals and traditions that go back centuries,...

Marking the 35th anniversary of Chornobyl

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. April 26 marked the 35th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe. On that day in 1986, two explosions at Reactor...

Stuff

As the COVID pandemic has forced me to spend almost all of my time at home for more than a year now, I have...

Putin must not be allowed to run rampant over Ukraine

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. The Russian Federation continues to build up its military presence at the border with Ukraine causing extreme tension not only in...

The Psycho-ology of Putin

The Russians have in recent weeks begun rattling their sabres once again on Ukraine’s borders. Large movements of troops and military hardware have been...

Canada should take the lead in aiding Ukraine’s path to NATO

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Over the past few weeks the Russian Federation has been building up its armed presence along its border with Ukraine. This...

COVID lessons

We have now survived the scourge of COVID for more than year, and it would be an understatement to say that the experience has...

The Ukrainian garden

Spring has once again rolled around, and for many of us Ukrainians in the diaspora, that means it is time to get the garden...

Let the bells of freedom ring throughout Belarus

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. March 25 marked "Freedom Day" in Belarus. That is the day in 1918 that the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (BNR in...

Biden is right to call Putin a killer

Marco Levytsky, Editorial Writer. Moscow has reacted angrily after U.S. President Joe Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” devoid of a human soul...

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