The Compass - - OPINION -

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.

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