Fist fights and yelling matches broke out between demonstrators in Vancouver Saturday as they gathered for a second week in a row in a show of solidarity with anti-government protesters in Iran. Protests first broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, on Dec. 28 and have since spread to several other cities and towns. The demonstrations were sparked by a hike in food prices amid soaring unemployment. Some protesters have called for the government's overthrow.
It’s a girl! The first baby born in B.C. in 2018 arrived nine seconds after midnight at Surrey Memorial hospital on Jan. 1, 2018. The New Year’s baby doesn't have a name yet, but will soon once her mother, Manpreet Kaur Nijjar, and father, Hardip Singh Shergill, visit their Gurdwara later this week. At the Sikh place of worship, they'll use a scripture to decide on the name of their first born. “It's our religion so it is really important,” Shergill told CTV News.
Costco Canada has removed the option for online shoppers to purchase fireworks following a report from CTV Vancouver. The wholesale giant told CTV that the product would be pulled from its website Monday night, and that its policy has been changed. Costco's move followed a request for comment after CTV producers found shoppers could skirt local fireworks regulations by purchasing the products online.
Passengers were allowed back in the area we had to clear out ... but there’s been no explanation about what just happened and whether there was really a fire. Very strange. @CTVVancouverhttps://t.co/jqZPOYMN9E
We’re at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and just got asked to move back by a crew member who said there is a fire here. Delta fire trucks have just shown up. We’re not hearing any alarms or any other info @CTVVancouverhttps://t.co/7kSZJREUtE
"My understanding is that Mr. Dhaliwal was working hard to better his life and to leave that criminal past behind him," says Cpl. Frank Jang of @HomicideTeam about latest homicide victim. We'll have the latest on @CTVVancouver at 6pm.
24-year-old Lovepreet “Jason” Dhaliwal has been identified as the man killed in a targeted shooting in #Abbotsford overnight. IHIT says this Acura is believed to be connected and they’re looking for witnesses @CTVVancouverhttps://t.co/RzlqvwcFnn
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
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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".