On this episode of International Nationwide: The brutal struggle in Ukraine has entered a brand new stage, with Russia ramping up its bid to grab management of the Donbas area. Crystal Goomansingh studies on the newest bombardments and the way the Kremlin has bolstered its troops.
Russian President Vladimir Putin additionally believes Ukraine’s Donbas area belongs to Russia, as his forces escalate their offensive to grab management. Jeff Semple explains the historical past of the long-contested area and why claiming it’s so essential to Putin.
In Canada, the housing market could also be cooling for now, however proudly owning a house continues to be out of attain for a lot of Canadians. Royal LePage predicts costs might surge an extra 15 per cent by the top of 2022. Mike Drolet seems on the efforts to tame the market and the ripple results.
And the Canadian federal authorities goals to chill the housing market by cracking down on overseas buyers. Although, specialists say overseas buyers aren’t too completely different from company buyers and day-after-day Canadians, together with dozens of MPs from all political events, who’re landlords. As David Akin explains, it is highlighting how home funding contributes to the housing crunch.
Because the nation additionally grapples with the shortcomings and staffing shortages in long-term care properties, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is earmarking $22 million to services in New Brunswick. However as Abigail Bimman explains, advocates are nonetheless ready for long-promised nationwide requirements.
Within the U.S., a federal choose in Florida has tossed out Washington’s mandate requiring passengers to put on masks on flights, prompting most main U.S. airways to scrap masks mandates. Ross Lord explains why some well being specialists warn the transfer is untimely, and what the choice means for Canadian travellers.
Plus, the Ukrainian people tune “Oh, the Purple Viburnum within the Meadow” is considered one of many items representing the nation’s wealthy tradition. Now the tune has turn out to be a rallying cry for Ukrainians and worldwide artists to point out their help. Eric Sorensen explains how Ukrainian rock star-turned-soldier Andriy Khlyvnyuk, with the assistance of Pink Floyd, has introduced the tune to the forefront.
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