YouTube star and tech entrepreneur Casey Neistat is in Toronto this week for the Influence Toronto 2017 influencer and entrepreneur conference. He sat down with the Toronto Star to talk about his YouTube channel, which has more than 8 million subscribers, his new venture with CNN — Beme News — his advice for young entrepreneurs and influencers just starting out, and thoughts on what drives credibility in the news industry. His responses have been edited.
Pride Toronto’s financial situation has shifted dramatically in the last year from a surplus of almost a million dollars to a deficit of nearly $500,000. The organization’s annual report, which will be presented Wednesday evening at its annual general meeting, outlines a concerning decline in donations and corporate sponsorships year over year. Based on audited financial statements from July, Pride’s revenue from fundraising and donations dropped $678,450 from $758,015 in 2016 to $106,565 in 2017.
No charges are expected to be laid in the deaths of two Indigenous teenagers whose bodies were discovered in Thunder Bay waterways in May, following a coroner’s investigation that involved the York Regional Police. “I’m not aware of any charges and I’m very knowledgeable about the cases,” said Ontario’s Chief Coroner Dr. Dirk Huyer, adding though that any charges would be laid by police.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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