The birders gathered at a coffee shop in Nelson on Dec. 31 all seemed so cheerful and contented. They had just come in from spending the day in the Christmas bird count. ”It was a lovely day, sunny, not windy,” said Daphne Van Alstine. “The highlight was a Red-breasted Nuthatch, which was right at the top of the tree sitting in the sun, and sat there for a while.
Last week Nelson council exempted two property owners from the the rule requiring that they must be the principal resident of a building they operate as a short term rental. It also granted a variance for a laneway house. The homeowner at 912A Stanley St. told council that he spends four-to-seven months per year in Nelson, intermittently. So the house often stands empty. Before the short-term rental regulations came into effect, he used the house for short-term rentals when it was empty.
The Kootenay Music Awards are back for their sixth year, with some changes. The winners won’t be decided by online voting, as in the event’s past five years, but by a music industry panel. “What we found is that performers with a big social media presence get the most votes, and those who don’t, lose out,” says Stephanie Myers of Kootenay Co-op Radio, which produces the event. “So it is not an even playing field.”Winners will instead be chosen by a group of eight to 10 people.
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".