Manitoba municipalities and businesses are trying to find ways to overcome hurdles to converting from gas-powered vehicles to electric. Later this month, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities will vote on whether to ask the province to allow them to charge people for using public electric vehicle charging stations. Morden, Man., Mayor Ken Wiebe wants to see more charging stations in his town, but he says the province needs to amend the Manitoba Hydro Act in order to make it work.
Winnipeg magician Darcy Oake denies his family received any "backroom deal" in their efforts to convert the old Vimy Arena in St. James into a long-term drug rehabilitation facility. Oake posted a video to Facebook in an effort to "clear up any misconceptions" people might have about the proposed Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, which is named after his brother, who died of an opiate overdose. "There would be no benefit in achieving this via a backroom deal," Darcy Oake said in the video.
Getting in and out of a car can be a dangerous operation for Mitch Krohn. After a stroke paralyzed his left side last year, Krohn and his wife Megan have been pushing the City of Winnipeg for changes to make it easier for him to get into his home. Now a video they posted on Facebook has opened up a wider conversation about accessibility in the city. In the video, Megan demonstrates how difficult it is to get Mitch out of their car, into a wheelchair and into their house.
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".