Colton Barrett and Micah Witherbee return to camp as sunset falls over Cache Creek, turning the large plumes of smoke over the hills a radiant, if menacing, shade of pink. The Alberta firefighters spent the day fighting the Elephant Hill fire, a volatile blaze that has consumed more than 52,000 hectares in B.C.’s Interior, forcing people from their homes.
Residents of Cache Creek were welcomed home by smiling and waving first responders on Tuesday, 11 days after being forced to evacuate because of volatile wildfires. Several noted it has been a difficult year for the community, which lost its fire chief in the spring. Clayton Cassidy’s body was found late May, three weeks after he was swept away while checking on rising water levels.
Thousands of people ordered to leave Williams Lake on Saturday evening due to encroaching wildfires have arrived at an emergency reception centre in Kamloops after driving throughout the night in bumper-to-bumper conditions. As dawn broke on Sunday morning, a line-up of hundreds wrapped around the Sandman Centre, a multipurpose arena, as a haze of smoke hung in the air. Hundreds of cots have been set up for evacuees, who are also being provided with pastries, coffee and pet supplies.
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".