The Alberta government announced a tax credit Wednesday for rural municipalities dealing with uncollectable education property taxes on oil and gas properties.Oil and gas facilities are taxed until they are listed by the Alberta Energy Regulator as abandoned.But that process can take years and until that happens, municipalities still have to remit the education portion even though there’s no money to collect.
It continues to be a slow climb back from the downturn for Alberta’s economy as is evident in the latest unemployment figures released Friday. In its latest Labour Force Survey, Statistics Canada said 12,000 full-time jobs were created in the province in October, but the unemployment rate was little changed at 7.8 per cent. Compared with 12 months earlier, the jobless rate declined by just 0.8 per cent.
One of the new members of Calgary city council is declining some of his new benefits.Ward 11 Councillor Jeromy Farkas posted on Facebook Wednesday that he is opting out of the pension as well as the transition allowance given to council members when they leave office.Farkas said if he serves two terms, as he has pledged, he’d be eligible for more than $500,000 in benefits. He said given the choice of all or nothing, he chose to do what he thought was best.
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".