An Oak Bay councillor is hoping a ban on union and corporate campaign donations at the provincial level will trickle down to local elections. Coun. Kevin Murdoch is putting a resolution before the Union of B.C. Municipalities asking the province to limit and restrict local campaign donations. The organization’s convention starts Monday in Vancouver. “It’s something I believe in. I think union and corporate donations should not be involved in politics,” Murdoch said.
The province’s move to let people on disability and income assistance earn an extra $200 per month before clawing back support is a step in the right direction, advocates say. But those on disability will still have to wait until January to see separate funding for the disability bus pass restored. Beginning Oct. 1, people on income assistance will be able to earn $400 per month, up from $200, before their support cheques shrink.
The B.C. Utilities Commission has more questions than answers on Site C and needs more information before making its full assessment on the future of the $8.8-billion project. The commission's preliminary report was released late Wednesday with 73 questions for BC Hydro that need answers by Oct. 4. Those questions include providing a more detailed analysis of the potential for cost overruns on the project, the province's future energy needs, and the industry demand forecasts.
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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".