Tourist in Your Town is On The Coast's summer series. We visit communities in the Lower Mainland to explore hidden gems to check out for a summer visit. This week Producer Bridgette Watson caught a quick ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Bowen Island. That's where she met resident Lorraine Ashdown who moved to Bowen 15 years ago.
Francis Williams hopes the cross he is erecting in honour of the memory of his murdered sister will encourage anyone with information about her death to come forward. Alberta Williams' body was found in 1989 in a forest along B.C. 's Highway 16. The 24-year-old Indigenous woman went missing from Prince Rupert and her death remains unsolved. The aluminum cross will be raised Sunday.
Hundreds of hikers were up before the crack of dawn Saturday morning to watch the sun come up on Canada Day from the summit of Mount Seymour. Organized by the non-profit group, Chasing Sunrise, event coordinators estimated that more than 800 participants — many clad in red and white — made the trek. The group rallied at the base of the mountain at 2:15 a.m. and the sun rose to greet them at the summit just after 5:00 a.m."It was a really cool morning," said event co-founder Julian DeSchutter.
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".