As It Happens: Wednesday, February 18, 2015

As It Happens: Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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Part One

Ukraine retreat
Just four days after the peace deal was supposed to come into effect, Ukrainian forces come under siege by pro-Russian soldiers -- and abandon a strategically crucial town. 

Detroit walker
Thanks to a fund-raising campaign, and a new car, James Robertson no longer has to walk hours to and from work every day in Detroit -- but there have been a few bumps in the road.

Star Trek van sale
Given that the van is festooned with airbrushed images from "Star Trek", it probably attracted some high bidders -- but adventurous Canadian musician Danny Michel turns out to be the highest.


Part Two

New Everest route
Nepal has decided to change the route climbers take to scale Mount Everest, ten months after an avalanche killed 16 guides. But an Everest summit veteran says it's not enough.

Pasco shooting
He wanted a better life. But ten years after Antonio Zambrano-Montes moved from Mexico to Washington state, he was shot dead by police -- in an incident that has infuriated his community.


Part Three

Sochi environmentalist
Before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, environmentalist Yevgeny Vitishko went public with his concerns about the disastrous effects of construction. We haven't heard from him since. But now, an American journalist has found Mr. Vitishko in a Russian prison camp.

Church v. Walmart
An iconic Wall Street church takes on Walmart -- as the two get set to face off in court over the sale of guns with high-capacity magazines.

Snowbank rescue
It was nearly a permanent white-out for a Nova Scotia man -- until a former provincial cabinet minister showed up to save his life.