The Feed – Wednesday, May 2nd

‘Modesty ponchos’, Facebook dating & oh Raptors…

 

 

Toronto/GTA

  • First bite, goes to the Cavaliers.  Cleveland takes Game 1 of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinal with a 113 to 122 win over the Toronto Raptors in OT.  Game 2 goes Thursday.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)
  • Funeral services for many of the victims killed in last Monday’s van attack on Yonge Street are being held this week.  Some were held over the weekend – to remember those who lost their lives.  Ten people were killed in the Yonge Street van attack, sixteen others were also injured. Two large makeshift memorials have sprung up where people were struck, with flowers, candles and messages in multiple languages.

 

 

Ontario/Canada

  • Not so fast…  Public backlash prompted Doug Ford to backtrack Tuesday on an election promise to allow housing development in a protected green space around the Toronto region, with the Progressive Conservative leader saying he’s going to listen to those who want the area preserved.  A Tory government would maintain the Greenbelt in its entirety and enshrine that pledge in the party’s soon-to-be-released platform, a day after saying he’d open the region to some construction to ease the housing crisis in the Greater Toronto Area.
(photo courtesy of The Canadian Press)

 

 

World

  • Facebook playing matchmaker?  The social media site is launching a dating feature. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the new tool is “not just for hookups” but to build “meaningful, long-term relationships.”  The feature will be opt-in, meaning you have to choose to use it. Zuckerberg also stressed that the feature was built with privacy and security in mind from the start. The company has been under fire recently for possibly not doing this with some of its features over the years.  Zuckerberg also said the dating feature will not suggests users’ friends to date.

 

Say What?!

  • A Michigan high school has backed off the idea of supplying “modesty ponchos” to students who dress too revealing at prom this year.  The school says it was just using the display to remind students that they have a dress code policy for formal events – and basically telling them not to dress like streetwalkers.  Some students have complained that the policy is “body shaming” them, but the school says that is not the intention.

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