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Gemma Karstens-Smith

Tri-coastal ship voyage nears end

VANCOUVER—When a massive ice-breaker arrives in Victoria's harbour this week, it will mark the end of a 150-day-long journey exploring Canada's coastline, communities, and future.

The trip from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage coincides with Canada's 150th birthday celebrations—but celebrations are just the beginning, said Geoff Green, expedition leader for Canada C3.

Universal drug coverage could save billions: study

VANCOUVER—New research suggests that providing universal coverage for more than 100 prescription medications could save Canadians as much as $3 billion per year.

A paper published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal today says providing all Canadians access to 117 essential medications would cover gaps that currently exist in health-care programs across the country.

Stranger who kissed reporter on camera apologizes

VANCOUVER—A CBC journalist who was kissed by a stranger on live TV has received an apology, but she’s still being attacked by others online for making a complaint to police.

Megan Batchelor was reporting from a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, Friday when a stranger came up from behind, kissed her on the cheek at the same time as he took a picture of the event.