A group of transit advocates are hoping to raise the profile of the city’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system during the municipal election. The group — YYC for BRT — formed just over a year ago in response to the debate over the Southwest BRT. Peter Oliver, a member of the group, said they’re using their existing webpage, yyc4brt.ca, to post the stance of election candidates in Wards 8, 11 and 13 on the SW BRT.
The City of Calgary’s populations continues to grow, but new data suggests that homelessness is on the decline. The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy took a look at data regarding emergency shelter stays in the city dating back to January 2008. While there are seasonal fluctuations throughout the year, the overall trend is downward, especially when compared to Calgary’s growing population.
Mayor Naheed Nenshi is under fire after accepting a donation from a high-profile out-of-province candidate, which his campaign now says he may give back. The mayor, who is running for re-election on Oct. 16, released his list of donors on Tuesday, challenging others to do the same. One name on the list was that of John Ruddy, owner of the Ottawa Redblacks football team. Ruddy is not an Albertan, and that makes the donation illegal according to mayoral candidate Andre Chabot.
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".