Although light rail transit isn’t expected to start in Ottawa until November, the names of the 40 trains were unveiled at Ben Franklin Place alongside members of city council, and Mayor Jim Watson. Over 1,400 school children up the the age of 16 submitted names for the trains and 40 were selected— six for the Trillium Line and 34 for the Confederation Line.
After helping to put on over 200 events to commemorate Canada’s 150th, Guy Laflamme, executive director of Ottawa 2017, said he is glad it’s all coming to an end. In a year-end interview, Laflamme said he has many good memories and is looking forward to retirement. Recounting the busy year of celebrations in Ottawa, he said it’s hard for him to pick a favourite but said it was the small community events that had the biggest impact on him.
As cutbacks sweep across Canadian media outlets, Melissa Lamb, one of the presenters of CTV Ottawa Morning Live, was laid off due to “restructuring,” Lamb confirmed in a Facebook post on Nov. 16. Lamb found out about the news at around 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 15 after coming back from a live on location report at the CHEO lottery dream home in Manotick. “It’s crazy, I’ve been there for seven years,” she said in a phone interview on Monday.
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".