A strong-willed woman with a humble nature is gone. At the age of 90, Norah Busby died in British Columbia on Nov. 8, having spent the previous 30 years of her life in Barrie. “Turning 90 was a big milestone for her,” said her daughter Miriam Busby who lives in Alberta. “She was still with it and would talk politics with you. But her world was getting smaller and I think she was ready to go,” she added. After a life well lived, she had earned it.
The spirit of the season is whispering its way into hearts around the county. With the cold winds of November reminding everyone December is little more than one week away, the memories of family, food and friends isn’t far behind. And if you live in Simcoe County, helping or donating to one of the festival charity drives is just as big a part of the Christmas season as the stockings on the mantel or a hot mincemeat pie (with vanilla ice cream).
For the first time in Canadian history, six members of the Canadian Armed Forces attended the Transgender Day of Remembrance at Barrie City Hall, Monday. Lt.-Col. David Grebstad said the message allowing military personnel permission to attend Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) flag-raisings and services came from the Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance.
Transgender Day of Remembrance flag-raising at Barrie City Hall at 4 p.m. leading to a memorial walk to the Gilbert Centre on Bradford St. where a vigil to remember 325 murders in 2016 of trans people.
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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
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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".