NHL great Howie Meeker skated from a death sentence to a new lease on life with the help of a Victoria cardiac specialist and a $1.75-million piece of equipment. Now Meeker is telling his story to help the Victoria Hospitals Foundation raise money to pay for that equipment. “It was a wonderful ride. I met wonderful physicians and our medical system really is unmatched. No one else in the world is looked after any better,” said Meeker from his waterfront home in French Creek.
They lost their son to drugs, lost their independence to drugs, but over three decades they’ve never lost their love and need for each other. At Christmas time, it’s all that matters. “We love each other and care for each other,” said Greg Holben. “As long as we’re together, that’s the main thing.” Holben, 57, and Tracy Harris, 58, have lived at Our Place Society at 919 Pandora Ave. for about five months. They are on the top floor, reserved for people regarded as stable and in recovery.
A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after a car carrying four people slammed into the back of a logging truck in Port McNeill on Thursday. The collision occurred at about 8 a.m. on Highway 19, approximately two kilometres south of Beaver Cove Road. Port McNeill RCMP said a southbound vehicle apparently drove into the rear of an empty logging truck stopped in the southbound lane on the highway.
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".