A Metro Vancouver high school is mourning the loss of one of its own after a boy hit by a stray bullet during a weekend shooting. Alfred Wong was riding in the backseat of his parents' car when gunshots rang out on a busy Vancouver street Saturday evening. Two people died of their injuries: the 15-year-old Coquitlam high school student and a 23-year-old believed to have been the target. Police believe the latter took part in the shootout.
BC Hydro crews are working to restore power for thousands in the Fraser Valley in the wake of a winter storm that left parts of the region covered in ice. Freezing rain knocked out power to 9,000 customers in Abbotsford and Mission on Thursday, hydro officials said. While all available resources were deployed, the difficult conditions and extensive damage meant many residents of the area woke up in the dark on Friday.
Countless big league dreams begin with groups of kids playing hockey on tiny backyard rinks all over Canada, but it’s not often such a scene plays out on the west side of Vancouver. Darcy Downs knows all about outdoor hockey having grown up in Ontario, but he didn’t know if he’d ever be able to share the experience with his 11-year-old son Jesse. "I've been telling him stories about when I was young and skating on rinks in the backyard and how we had outdoor rinks back east,” said Darcy.
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".