2017 In Stories: Citizen photographer goes flying with the Snowbirds Editor's note: As we prepare to usher in 2018, it’s important that we here in the newsroom take a moment to consider the year that was. The news cycle has a forward momentum and it's easy -- too easy -- to stay focused on the here and now.
The summer season is starting to fade, but when it comes to berry season, there is still lots to enjoy. Blueberries and strawberries are available in stores but there's a whole host of wild berries to be found outside, if you know where to look. Swallow Tail Culinary Adventures owner Robin Kort teaches people how to safely look for berries in B.C. and says you can find more than food when you go foraging.
One of rock and roll's most legendary photographers is giving Vancouver a taste of music history. Bob Gruen has photographed rock legends from the Rolling Stones to David Bowie to Kiss and is displaying many of his works at the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver this month. "My idea was to tune in, turn on and drop out, which was the main career goal of the '60s," he told On The Coast's Ashley Fraser.
I shared a friend of a friend’s video on Facebook today. It showed a young girl experiencing racial verbal abuse here in Van. Absolutely horrible. Thank you Anika for sharing your story and speaking about this today on @CBCOnTheCoast.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".