A Chinese-Canadian pop star is on trial in Beijing, nearly 25% of homeowners say they’ll have to sell if interest rates rise further, and the battle of Donbas could prove pivotal. How was the war in Ukraine? Here’s what you need to know today.
1. The trial of the pop star: At a closed-door trial in Beijing, Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu faces rape and other criminal charges.
2. Interest rates rise: Nearly one in four homeowners say they will have to sell their home if interest rates continue to rise, according to a new debt survey from Bank of Canada Manulife.
3. Proving the ‘big lie’: The committee investigating the US Capitol riots will delve deeper on Monday into what it calls a “big lie” related to Donald Trump’s false claims about election fraud. voters in the 2020 presidential election.
4. Important battlefield: If Russia wins the Battle of Donbas, it could mean that Ukraine not only loses its land but also a large portion of its most capable military force.
5. Uber’s Big Order: A bride and groom in Halifax gave an Uber Eats driver the treat of a lifetime — an $825 snack.
One more thing…
‘Hide secrets’: Over the years, a town in New Brunswick has built its case as home to the world’s oldest existing basketball court.
The original hardwood floors of the world’s oldest existing basketball court are seen in St. Stephen, NB, on June 9, 2022.