It was standing room only at Thursday night's forum hosted by Young Voters of PEI. The four candidates running in the Charlottetown-Parkdale byelection shared their views on some keys issues:Melissa Hilton: "We can't survive without water. One thing that has happened ... we have installed water meters ... We also have a new water reservoir in Milton area which is very important for the ease on the load of water that is being drawn from the Winter River Watershed."
Island grain farmers are reaping the benefits of dry weather as the last of the harvest comes in. Combines, trucks and tractors are moving easily over the hard, dry ground. And the grain that's filling the bins is good and dry, too. "We're finding the corn this year is anywhere five to 10 per cent drier in moisture than it was over last year at this time so it's definitely a noticeable improvement," said Tyler Hinsperger.
As colder weather sets in, the mother of a child with autism is reaching out to help others who care for vulnerable Islanders. Tammy McQuaid spearheads Project Lifesaver, which provides electronic bracelets to help locate lost people — especially those with autism, dementia or Alzheimer's disease, who are prone to wander. "A lot of them sometimes don't respond to their name," she said. "They're at risk for wandering and they don't have the survival skills.
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".