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Manitoba Publisher Buys Ravenscraig

Heartland and Associates, a Manitoba publishing house, has purchased the Canadian rights to Ravenscraig by Sandi Krawchenko Altner. The book will be launched in Winnipeg on November 29, 2011, at the McNally Robinson store at Grant Park. A sweeping epic … Continue reading

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Stalwart Peasants in Sheepskin Coats

Ukrainian-speaking peasants from Eastern Europe were not anywhere near the preferred list of immigrants wanted by Canada in the early 1890s. English, French and American farmers were the top choice. But, the government had a huge problem.  Not enough of … Continue reading

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Korinchikeh – Ukrainian for “Little Roots”

My sisters and I have hands like our great grandmother. I know this, not because I remember her so well, but because I can see her work-worn hands resting quietly in her lap in a photograph that was taken in … Continue reading

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