B.C has a new government in place and while it is early days yet for communities closely tied to tourism to see what this might mean, it's clear that change is in the air. The new NDP government, the first since 2001, may already be signalling a shift in its focus on the sector by placing it in a ministry partnered with arts and culture under Minister Lisa Beare (Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows).
There has been a growing recognition in the last decade that the world of the worker is quite different than it was for the last generation. It is not uncommon to find workers over 50 who have stayed put with one job or one company or one occupation for decades. This is not just a reflection of the nature of the jobs available, but also of the rhythm of the economic machine that drives Canada and many other G20 nations. But this pattern is becoming a thing of the past.
The one-hectare fire on the Blackcomb Benchlands was no doubt a wake-up call for everyone in Whistler. The speed at which people spotted it and reported it is a measure of the vigilance that exists in the community as we head into what is traditionally our wildfire season. And though it was extinguished thanks to the efforts of the Whistler Fire Rescue Service, the BC Wildfire Service and Whistler Blackcomb it has raised questions once again about the level of risk faced by the resort.
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".