Vancouver's Skookum music festival has released its lineup for the inaugural event, which will take place in Stanley Park from Sept. 7 to 9. Florence + The Machine, along with The Killers will headline the three-day event. Supporting the top billed bands are dozens of local and national acts, including Metric, Arkells, Blue Rodeo, Chromeo, Said the Whale, The Boom Booms, and Dear Rouge. Brockton Field will host a capacity crowd of 20,000 people per day, according to organizers.
The province is seeking the best approaches to improving B.C. 's Agricultural Land Reserve and Commission and it's asking for public input. Last summer, when B.C.Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was sworn in, she was charged with "revitalizing" the ALR and ALC. Monday, a nine-member advisory committee tasked by Popham to provide the government with advice and policy guidance, released an online survey and consultation paper on the revitalization of the ALR and ALC.
Some TransLink buses in the Lower Mainland have been singled out because they carry Chinese language ads. Some Richmond residents are upset with TransLink for not requiring the advertisements to be in English or French. One resident, Kerry Starchuk, says she has spotted buses in Vancouver, Richmond and Ladner with ads that are mostly in Chinese. "Our demographics in Richmond are Chinese, but what about the remainder of the people that live here? " said Starchuk.
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".