A police chief in Saanich, B.C. pocketed $379,000 in severance after the city released him from his contract, only to promptly rehire him under a new agreement. Police chief Bob Downie, a 35-year veteran of the Saanich Police Department, told the city over the summer that he intended to retire within the next three years. On July 31, the police board ended his contract, triggering a payout that included $126,000 in severance and $252,000 in banked time.
A visit to Penticton, B.C. for a group of monks started off less than zen. The monks — who are touring a gallery show about world peace — drove to the city from San Francisco on Tuesday and parked their trailer overnight outside the Penticton Art Gallery. The next morning, they discovered the tires had been slashed. "My heart was torn out of me. I just felt totally sick to my stomach," gallery director Paul Crawford told host Sarah Penton on CBC's Radio West.
BC Ferries is continuing its move toward liquefied natural gas with an upgrade of its two Spirit Class vessels. The operator has pulled the first of two ships from service for upgrades, which will be done in Gdansk, Poland. The vessels will be converted to operate on liquefied natural gas or ultra-low sulphur marine diesel. BC Ferries projects the switch to natural gas will cut carbon emissions by 12,000 tonnes annually — akin to removing about 2,500 vehicles from the road each year.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
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
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".