A school trustee is accusing the government of pandering to rural voters after it granted a small town provincial funds for a new gym while denying a similar request from a much larger Winnipeg school. "There is a double standard being applied here and quite frankly it just looks like a cynical pork barrel-style politics from the [Progressive] Conservatives," Mark Wasyliw, a trustee with the Winnipeg School Division, told CBC News.
The grave of a Cross Lake First Nation woman that sat unmarked for nearly 60 years will finally get a headstone, thanks to the kindness of total strangers. Dauphin-based Provincial Granite donated a headstone to the family of Madeleine North this week. She died of tuberculosis and was buried in a Brandon cemetery in 1959 but the final resting place and details surrounding her death were unknown to her relatives until recently.
Winnipeg researchers are digging beneath the bark of trees in Wolseley and River Heights in search of answers that might help the city contain the spread of Dutch elm disease. City crews can't seem to keep pace with the spread on their own this summer, University of Winnipeg entomologist Richard Westwood said. "The city's program has been really successful at keeping the rate low but we seem to have a bit of resurgence," he said.
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".