Betty Forbes has never been a star athlete, but she takes a certain pride in being the oldest member of her exercise group. Forbes is 93 — and she`s been working her muscles with her Burnaby senior women's group three times a week for the past 40 years. Her friend, Marian McKeown, has been around just as long. But she's the "baby" of the group, Forbes says. "She's only 88. Or 86? She won't tell me," Forbes laughs. "But when you get to be 90, you're proud of the fact that you've made it."
A top official in the cruise line industry is warning Vancouver may soon be unable to accommodate the growing tourism demand without investing in its facilities. Greg Wirtz, president of the Cruise Lines International Association in the North West and Canada, says Vancouver is lagging behind other cities, such as Seattle, that are investing heavily in their port infrastructure. "We've kind of done the opposite in Vancouver. We've disinvested in facilities," Wirtz said.
It's B.C. 's worst wildfire season in six decades, but some ecosystems in the Interior will benefit from the fires, says a wildlife biologist. "What wildfire does in all ecosystems is reset it," Dave Quinn told guest host Stephen Quinn on CBC's The Early Edition. Human activity over the past century has sought to end fires as soon as flames spring up. That's led to dark, overgrown forests in parts of the Interior that aren't conducive to all wildlife, Quinn said.
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".