On this episode of Global National: The United Nations is suggesting the number of civilians killed in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may be “thousands higher” than the official death toll of 3,381. Redmond Shannon looks at the decimated areas where the death toll remains uncertain, as well as the remaining struggles for survivors of this war.
Through Canada’s first government-sponsored flight for people fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine, hundreds of people have now arrived in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ross Lord reports on how Premier Andrew Furey offered them a warm welcome, what their emergency travel visa offers and what kind of health coverage they’ll receive.
And despite efforts to crackdown on Moscow’s propaganda and disinformation on its invasion, Russian government broadcaster Radio Sputnik is thriving on U.S. airwaves. Jackson Proskow looks at how that happened with the help of Americans and how it’s trying to reframe the war in the Kremlin’s favour.
Plus, as Canadian oil companies report a massive windfall from surging prices, they’re resisting calls to reinvest that cash. As Heather Yourex-West reports, governments are pressuring energy giants to spend more on economic and climate commitments.
Although Canada’s pandemic-driven surgery backlog is clearing up, patients are still waiting too long for procedures, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). Jamie Mauracher explains what’s fuelling delays now, how it’s taking a toll on long-suffering patients and the potential solutions.
And for decades, artist Andy Warhol’s iconic portrait of actress Marilyn Monroe has been copied, parodied, put on t-shirts, and more. Now it’s been auctioned off for a jaw-dropping US$195 million. Eric Sorensen looks at the legacy of the eccentric American artist and what the record-shattering price tag says about his work.
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