Focus on St. Nicholas Day (Julian calendar), Maidan and prepping for Christmas. Ukrainian recipe: Honey cookies. Ukrainian Jewish Heritage: Jewish Cemetery in Lviv. Rushnychok story: Canadians pray from Maidan protesters in Ukraine. Feature interview: Vancouver author and political analyst Mirko Petriw with an update on Ukraine’s recently discovered shale gas deposits and the implications for Ukraine’s future. Knyzhka Corner book review by Myra Junyk: Saskatchewan author Larry Warwaruk companion novels Brovko’s Amazing Journey and Andrei and the Snow Walker. Mykolaj music by Haydamaky, Meri, and Obukhiv Choir. Also: Nicky Rubin (Ukraine), Darka & Slavko (USA), Anotoly Rudenko & the Folklore Ensemble Kyiv (Ukraine), and Prairie Crocus (Winnipeg).