A modern day miracle happened this week as the Taras Shevchenko bronze statue that was stolen 10 years ago in Oakville has been successfully recovered: A police investigation led nowhere and a $10,000 no-questions-asked reward went unclaimed. As the years passed, the statue’s owners — the few volunteers who run the Taras H. Shevchenko Museum and […]Read more "Stolen Taras Shevchenko statue returned after 10 years [Article]"
Rob Ford’s mouth has landed him in trouble again. This time, the mayor likened five political rivals on council to dictator Joseph Stalin. Speaking on the John Oakley show, Ford told the AM640 host that certain councillors are “two-steps left of Joe Stalin.” … When asked his thoughts on being compared to a man who […]Read more "Mayor Rob Ford compares rival councillors to Soviet Union’s Joseph Stalin [Article]"
Another face-palming type of day as the far-right Wild Rose party attacks a Ukrainian Education minister for criticizing a disparaging comparison of the Holodomor: The angry exchange erupted during a debate on the government’s new land-use law, Bill 19, when Wildrose critic Paul Hinman referenced the genocide in his remarks. “We just had a commemoration […]Read more "Here we go again: Calgary MLA from far-right Wild Rose Party Paul Hinman uses Holodomor to describe Alberta’s land-use laws (Update)"
Sad news out of England as the niece of Gareth Jones who was the first journalist to publicize the Holodomor in 1933 and later murdered through orders by the Soviet Union, passed away at the age of 86 last Sunday November 20th 2011. Dr. Margaret Colley published two books about her uncle, ‘More than a […]Read more "Niece, Author of first publisher of Holodomor Gareth Jones passes away at 86"
Today kicks off Holodomor Awareness week which runs until Sunday November 27th, commemorating the genocide of 7-10 million Ukrainians through forced starvation by the USSR from 1932-33. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress has a full list of Holodomor events happening this week, and here are some news worthy events that have happened so far: Kyiv – […]Read more "Holodomor news round-up–Nov 21 2011"