Storm watchers at Pacific Rim National Park Reserve are being warned about extreme and hazardous waves expected Thursday through Saturday. Parks Canada has issued an extreme wave hazard advisory for the park and is warning people to be cautious at beaches, shorelines and coastal waters in and around the park. According to Parks Canada, large ocean swells reaching up to nine metres are predicted during the two days. High tides of up to 3.6 metres at mid-day are expected to compound the wave hazard.
Police in Nanaimo are asking anyone who may have cellphone or dashcam footage taken in the area of an apparent targeted shooting in Nanaimo on Jan. 13 to contact them. According to Nanaimo RCMP, 34-year-old Troy Dax McKinnon was found just before 11 a.m. in the parking lot of Hawthorne Corner Apartments at Wakesiah Avenue and Second Street. Police said McKinnon was known to them. WATCH: A criminologist says a shooting in Nanaimo over the weekend appears to be retribution.
RCMP say there have been two separate robberies involving bear spray in Port Alberni this month. According to Port Alberni RCMP, two men broke into a home in the 5200-block of River Road at around 2:50 a.m. after bear-spraying the homeowners who answered the door. Police say the suspects then forced their way into the home, stole a few valuables and then fled the house. One of the suspects allegedly brandished a weapon. Police say the suspects had their faces covered and have not been identified.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".