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Correction: Blood Cancer Awareness story

Due to a filing error in our story archiving system, a story and photograph that originally appeared in a September 2019 edition of The Shoreline News was republished on page 7 of our October 1, 2020 edition this week.

“The story pertains to events that transpired in September and October of 2019 regarding the marking of Blood Cancer Awareness Month and associated activities in Paradise,” said editor Craig Westcott. “Specifically, it reported on a proclamation signing at Paradise council and a Light the Night event set for Paradise Park. Anyone reading the story would naturally make the mistake of thinking the proclamation was signed last month and that the Light the Night Event is upcoming. Of course, because of Covid-19 restrictions, there is no Light the Night gathering and parade this fall. We sincerely apologize to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, which organizes the annual public awareness event, and to our readers, for the confusion caused by this report. We have taken steps to address the archiving error, which led to the blunder. We sincerely regret that this happened.”

In the meantime, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada will hold a virtual, or online, public Light the Night event on October 24 for all of its chapters across Canada. The society says the “virtual experience will combine a national broadcast with safe, local viewing parties from homes and lawns nationwide.” You can register to view that event online at

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