With the cost of living in Vancouver sky high, and hotel rooms going for a premium, many locals are turning to short term rental sites like Airbnb to supplement their incomes. One unique ad for accommodations in Kits lists a camper van called ‘The Pickle’ for $85 per night. The green Dodge doesn’t boast many amenities but has apparently been recently renovated and has cedar walls, recessed lighting, propane heat and a refrigerator. “For $85 CDN?
Love the wilderness? Have an extensive knowledge of the local backcountry? Willing to volunteer 300 hours per year for no compensation? North Shore Rescue might have the perfect opportunity for you. The group is looking for six to eight new members to join the team this spring. Successful applicants will undergo two years of extensive training including wilderness first aid and search and rescue certification.
A fateful last minute decision by a Coquitlam man may have saved his life on Saturday but the tragedy that killed five of his friends will haunt him forever. YC Kim planned to join other members of MJM Hiking Club on a trip to Mount Harvey, near Lions Bay, but decided to stay home because of the weather. "Everything was ready to go, and I looked outside and it was pouring rain," he said.
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".