The wife and daughter of an Edmonton man are still stranded in the British Virgin Islands as Hurricane Maria approaches. Normand Boudreau's wife Angela Thomas, sometimes known as Judith, and daughter Karlene Lucian already weathered Hurricane Irma. The Category 5 hurricane hit Tortola, the largest of the islands on September 6, leaving wrecked cars, uprooted trees and destroyed homes in its wake. Their house was among those severely damaged.
An outspoken Edmonton Catholic school board trustee is not seeking reelection because she says she does not want to simply "rubber stamp" decisions made by school administrators anymore. Patricia Grell said Monday she faced too many challenges in her time as school board trustee for Ward 71 and that she is not seeking reelection. "Every time I turned around, I had obstacles," she told CBC News. "It's no win — it's not worth it."
Hundreds of Edmontonians came out to the University of Alberta campus Friday to say goodbye to a historic tree before it will be cut down Sunday morning. Maurice Garneau took one look at the Manitoba maple his great-grandfather planted and started to cry. Garneau is the last direct descendant of Laurent Garneau, a Métis soldier who fought alongside Louis Riel during the Red River Rebellion of 1869-1870.
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".