Six weeks after he left the City of Winnipeg, former public works director Lester Deane made a surprise appearance at city hall. Deane hasn't been seen at 510 Main St. since May, when chief administrative officer Doug McNeil declared the former director failed to meet performance expectations. Efforts to contact Deane directly and through intermediaries have gone unheeded ever since.
Members of the City of Winnipeg's largest union will vote Thursday on a four-year contract that continues to guarantee existing employees won't be laid off. The Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 500, which represents 5,070 city employees, reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement with the city earlier in June that would run 50 months — from Christmas 2016, when the last contract ran out, to the end of February 2021.
Winnipeg is trying to figure out how to move 70,000 vehicles a day over the Assiniboine River while the St. James bridges are under construction as part of the Kenaston Boulevard widening project. On Friday, the city started looking for a consulting firm capable of designing and costing out the widening of Route 90 between Taylor Avenue in Tuxedo and Ness Avenue in St. James.
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".