Dylan Bannon beams with pride, standing in front of two birch bark canoes, placed side-by-side at the powwow grounds on Fort William First Nation in northwestern Ontario. The 19-year-old had a hand in making both canoes, as part of a program that's helping youth to learn the traditional craft, one summer at a time. "It was really a good experience to be able to build it all ourselves and to actually feel it float, like, that was a really awesome experience to have.
The runner up in a uniquely Thunder Bay contest is vowing to claim victory in this year's spectacle. One year ago, Chad Kirvan burst into the Red Lion Smokehouse in Thunder Bay, Ont. wearing a mustard-stained undershirt, and vowing to eat his way to victory in the establishment's very first Canada Day persian eating competition. A persian is a pastry largely unique to Thunder Bay. It consists of a doughy cinnamon bun, topped with pink icing.
Some local business owners in Thunder Bay, Ont. are expressing misgivings about Ontario's plan to raise the minimum wage. "It's really concerning," said Jim Stadey, one of the owners of Eat Local Pizza, and the chair of the Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce board. Stadey said he while he wants to see workers earn a healthy living wage, he's worried the timeline doesn't give small businesses enough time to adjust.
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".