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Toronto Star reporter/photographer I 2017/18 William Southam Journalism Fellow I jrankin@thestar.ca

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Joined February 2010

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  1. Pinned Tweet
    27 Sep 2018

    The Toronto Star has moved to a subscription model for online access. Please consider subscribing if you can. It'll help support the journalism, and the journalists, and make sure the powers that be are held to account.

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  2. Potty training, Quito, Ecuador, 1991.

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  3. Apr 4

    Sandstorm at Burning Man, Black Rock Desert, Nevada, 2005

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    Apr 3

    I think we could go into this weekend with some cheer so here's and cooking in the test kitchen and defending their pop choices. Someone create a plot about the Kim family having to self-isolate together.

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    Apr 3

    Thread: I’ve been pretty quiet the last few weeks. It’s because I had . I’ve been off social media focusing on getting healthy. But I wanted to write something now that I’m feeling better

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  6. Apr 3

    Prayers in the street, Sanaa, Yemen, April 2012

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    Apr 3

    Terrifying, and it's just the beginning. Lawyers & social workers I've interviewed say provincial detention centres are totally unequipped to deal with an outbreak, and inmates are terrified. The province needs to step up efforts to release as many people as possible.

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  8. Apr 3

    Four COVID-19 cases at Grand Valley Institution for Women marks the beginning of expected outbreaks in Canadian prisons and provincial jails, via

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    Apr 2
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    Apr 2

    Should everyone wear a mask during the ? Here is a long thread of stories on the pros and cons of .

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  14. Apr 1

    If readers are wondering where @MPwites is in the midst of these historic times, he is moving on to life after the Star and sent a lovely note of encouragement to all of us today. Here he is, left, with in Afghanistan.

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  15. Apr 1

    Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies' open letter on women in prisons and depopulation during the pandemic, after first positive test in Ontario at Grand Valley Institution for Women

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  16. Retweeted
    Mar 31

    This crisis proves what we knew all along: the courts have always had the ability to modernize and adapt using existing online tools. They just couldn’t bring themselves to do it. There’s no going back.

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    Mar 31

    And that's a wrap! Thank you to our guest speakers for sharing your work and for the informative discussion. Thank you to everyone who participated in this evening's – we will hope to see you tomorrow at 12:00 for our next event:

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  18. Mar 31

    "It took nine months to find out her son was dead. The SIU could have found her name on Facebook"

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    Mar 31

    Be sure to tune in at 4pm today for the first of the series. I'll be speaking with Principal Nathalie Des Rosiers about and . We'll also have and providing commentary on our collaborations.

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    Mar 31

    The horror films got it wrong. has turned us into caring neighbours, triggering community action on a vast scale, a powerful riposte to both government and private money, by via

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