Visitors to Yuu-thlu-ilth-aht First Nation territory are treated to a traditional salmon feast. (Conor Lorimer Photo)There's a party in the Park Reserve this weekend and the entire West Coast's invited. The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust and Ucluelet First Nation will host a regional gathering on Sunday.
Surfrider Pacific Rim chapter manager Lilly Woodbury helped collect 17,000 cigarette butts from the 54 butt-collecting canisters installed throughout the West Coast. Butts are sent to TerraCycle to be recycled into new products. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)The Surfrider Pacific Rim Foundation's 'Hold On To Your Butts' campaign has galloped out of the gate with smoking success.
The West Coast welcomed hundreds of live-music lovers to the fifth annual Otalith Music Festival's positive ambience on Aug. 18 and 19. "We wanted to come enjoy music, camp and surf all in one weekend," said Victoria local Jennifer Williams who attended the festival for the first time this year and assured she would "of course" return. "It's really mellow and groovy, but it's a lot more upbeat than I expected. It's a lot of fun and it's really cozy. You make a lot of friends easily here."
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".