An Edmonton climate expert has developed a set of air quality guidelines designed to help other officals across the province know when to sideline games to protect players' health. Richard Dixon of the Edmonton Interdistrict Youth Soccer Association (EIYSA) worked with Alberta Environment and Environment Canada to develop the rules. Before the wildfire in Fort McMurray last year, Dixon said the province of Alberta had few high-risk air quality days. "Fort McMurray was the kicker," Dixon said.
When Chris Nissen found out about the B.C. wildfires two weeks ago, he went to his Jasper home and packed an emergency bag for the first time in 30 years. The bag is full: camping gear, fire-resistant gloves, all of his family's important paperwork and his best photo albums. "It's not if, it's when ... we're going to get burned out here for sure," Nissen said. "When we do, we're ready to run." Nissen also keeps his car full of gas in case an evacuation call comes, he said.
An Alberta union representing health care employees has received over 100 individual complaints of potentially unsafe exposure to chemotherapy drugs at four healthcare facilities in Edmonton and central Alberta. From those 100-plus individual complaints gathered over the past four months, the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees (AUPE) has filed five provincial health and safety complaints against facilities in Edmonton, Westlock, Cold Lake and Vegreville.
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".