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Past articles by Patrick:

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, dies at 99

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth II, has died at the age of 99. → Read More

Masks protect others, but does your mask protect you? The jury’s out

Masks work well to protect others, but your mask works less well to protect you. Here's why. → Read More

Coronavirus’s spread is slowing, but one expert warns: ‘I worry about the fall’

The 'reproduction number,' or the average number of Canadians who are infected by someone with coronavirus, has been falling since the third week of May. → Read More

Canada hits 100,000 coronavirus cases — and ‘we’re not out of the woods yet’

'The next six months are going to be really difficult,' one expert warns, as Canada reaches 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus. → Read More

Pool testing for COVID-19 could help Canada reopen. Here’s what it is

The concept is simple: get swabs from a group of people, take samples from those swabs, and then test them together. → Read More

Despite coronavirus, GTA real estate prices are rising slightly

Despite the economic chaos caused by the novel coronavirus, home prices in the Greater Toronto Area are up slightly from this time last year. → Read More

Flattening the coronavirus curve: How Canada compares with other countries

How does Canada's coronavirus curve compare to other countries? We're doing better than some, but not as well as others. → Read More

Coronavirus numbers miss some deaths, experts warn. Here’s why

Official counts don't show the complete total of coronavirus deaths, epidemiologists say. → Read More

Canada is flattening the coronavirus curve. That’s ‘good news,’ expert explains

Public health experts say that a graph of positive tests shows that sacrifices to flatten the coronavirus curve are working in Canada. → Read More

Coronavirus: Ontario lags behind all other provinces in COVID-19 testing

Ontario had completed just 334 tests for COVID-19 per 100,000 residents trailing well behind Alberta and B.C. → Read More

Many Canadians think more refugees are admitted than actually are. Here’s why that’s a problem

The survey also showed that supporters of different parties saw different aspects of immigration as more important. → Read More

Why can some people cure a cannabis vomiting syndrome by switching to legal weed?

People with cannabis hyperemesis syndrome — a problem some heavy smokers get that involves chronic vomiting — are usually told to quit. But some cure it by switching to a legal supply. → Read More

Here’s how to apply for long-promised cannabis pardons

Today, the federal government told people with prohibition-era marijuana convictions how to get long-promised pardons. It's a complex process involving lots of paperwork. → Read More

Pardons aren’t supposed to be visible at the U.S. border. Here’s why they often are

Pardons are supposed to let a former offender move on. So why do they sometimes create more problems than they solve at the U.S. border? → Read More

UK finance minister to quit if Johnson becomes PM

British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign if Boris Johnson became prime minister because he felt unable to support a leader happy to take the country out of the European Union without a deal. → Read More

Cannabis sales jumped $11M in May as more stores open

Canadians bought $85 million worth of legal weed in May, $11 million more than in April, according to Statistics Canada data. → Read More

Who started using legal weed? (Don’t look at teens — look at their parents)

Middle-aged men increased their cannabis use after legalization more than any other demographic group. In second place: middle-aged women. → Read More

Ontario cannabis sales more than doubled after stores started to open

Legal cannabis sales more than doubled in Ontario in April, after stores started to open. → Read More

Why you won’t be able to pick up a 24 of THC beer (which can’t be called beer)

When THC-infused beverages go on sale later this year, you'll only legally be allowed to buy small amounts. → Read More

Cannabis taxes brought in $186 million in five and a half months

The provinces are taking the lion's share of cannabis tax revenue, figures released today show. → Read More