Photographer accused of posting pictures of women without consent

A Toronto photographer and comedian is being accused of posting revealing photos and contact information of women he knows online, which the women say was done without their consent. Ren Bostelaar, a married father behind the blog Bike Rack TO and the popular Twitter parody account @stats_canada, issued an apology on Facebook after one of the […]

Lecturers tread carefully amid sensitive subjects

Prof. Cameron Johnston’s class of nearly 500 social sciences students assembled in the York University lecture hall. He delivered his introductory lecture titled Self, Culture and Society. The day started out like most others, but it soon took an unexpected turn. Sarah Grunfeld, as reported by Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star, heard the professor say the words,“All Jews should be sterilized,” Johnston said.

Organizer says support for Egyptian rallies in Yonge-Dundas grew on Facebook

Lemme Ibrahim looks toward a crowd of hundreds gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square Saturday afternoon in celebration of Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. She says she has trouble believing it was only two weeks ago when she sat at a coffee shop with a friend and discussed putting together a rally in support of freedom and democracy in Egypt.

Internet helps brother and sister during Remembrance Day

Susan Kidnie knew that she wouldn’t see her older brother on his 27th birthday (Nov. 6), but still wanted to surprise him. Kidnie, 25, bought him a copy of the brand new Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo Wii, and then made a light-hearted PowerPoint presentation and e-mailed it to him. Later that night she learned […]

Candidates weigh value of social media in campaign

One of the lesser-known candidates running to be mayor of Toronto says the outcome of this municipal election may not just be a new mayor, but a new voter. Candidate James Di Fiore, entered the mayoral race after hearing that only 18 per cent of 18-to-35-year-olds voted in the last municipal election in 2006. His […]