The Compass has received several critical reader comments on an article headlined “Aileen Pike named first-ever Junior Miss Trinity Conception.” The article was published online at http://www.cbncompass.ca/ on Sunday, Sept. 29. It provided details on this year’s Miss Teen Trinity Conception pageant, and the firstever Junior Miss Trinity Conception, which took place the same day in Harbour Grace. In describing the new Miss Teen Trinity Conception, editor Terry Roberts referred to the Green’s Harbour youth as “full-figured,” in an attempt to provide context to the fact that Higdon referenced her body shape while speaking during a question-and-answer portion of the proceedings. This description angered some of our readers, and we apologize for any upset or inconvenience it may have caused. It was not our intention to cast any aspersions or unfairly label Heather Higdon, and regret if it appeared that way. The reference has been removed from the article, which appears on Page B1 of this week’s edition.