With the next election less than a year away, city councillors and school trustees are getting closer to making good on a quarter of a promise made at the height of their last campaign more than three years ago. In October 2014, just over two weeks before voting day, city council and the Burnaby school board – made up entirely of Burnaby Citizens Association councillors and trustees campaigning for re-election – announced a plan to triple child-care spaces in the city.
For orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tim Kostamo, the downward curve on a graph showing orthopedic surgery complications at Burnaby Hospital over the last few years is a thing of beauty. “We’ve just got this beautiful kind of trend that just shows that, as our volume has gone up, our experience has gone up, that our complication rates are just coming lower and lower,” he told the NOW.
Burnaby firefighters doubled donations to their annual Christmas toy drive with a new approach this year. The local firefighters union hosted its sixth annual Angel Breakfast and Toy Drive at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel last Friday in support of the Burnaby Community Services Christmas Bureau and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund. About 1,000 people came out to donate toys and cash, and enjoyed a pancake breakfast prepared by firefighter volunteers.
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".