Shiraz Mottiar, head winemaker at Malivoire Wine Co., has got a lot to smile about right now. The native Ontarian was recently named winemaker of the year at the Ontario Wine Awards. It’s an honour that recognizes consistent quality production across the portfolio and overall contribution to the wine industry. Mottiar was a member of the first graduating class from the Brock University Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute in the 2000. He soon after made his home at the Beamsville winery.
For six-year-old Henry Petrychanko, it was the news he wanted to hear. All of his stuffed animals were going to be OK.Henry, who gave a big hug to his mended giraffe named “Spotty,” was one of the dozens of kids who brought their stuffed animals to the nurses station at the second annual Teddy Bear Picnic at Morningstar Mill. Registered Nurse Christine Philbrick applied bandages and gave oxygen to Henry’s stuffed dog while the boy held onto the paw of Wolfie.
After a brisk 15-minute walk, a pool of refreshing cool water just the thing for Jeff Sephton and Kelly Hemphill’s dog Berkley. The Ancaster couple were among the 400 people at the sold-out Muddy Paws Festival held Saturday at both Featherstone Estate Winery and Vineyard and Vineland Estates Winery. “He’s our best friend,” said Sephton. “Anytime we can go with our puppy, we got to it.”The couple found out about the event on Facebook.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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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.
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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
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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".