A one kilometer stretch of the Okanagan Rail Trail in Lake Country has been reworked and re-surfaced as a test to determine how best to transform it into a user friendly recreational corridor. “The challenge for us is taking the existing rail bed and widening it out, but at the same time, making it structurally sound,” says project manager Andrew Albiston.
The Kaleden wildfire south of Penticton is holding at 6.5 hectares and officials do not expect it to spread. Kaleden resident Mike Webb was out on Skaha Lake with his family when he saw the smoke and flames. “It looked like at first that top ridge was on fire, sort of where that tall pine tree is, I’d be suspicious if that was the area it started,” he said while showing Global News the fire zone from his boat. The hillside is scorched and a blanket of red fire retardant is visible from Skaha Lake.
It was a big night for Wild Goose Vineyards at the Spring Okanagan Wine Festival Best of Varietal Wine Awards in Penticton yesterday, as they took home the “Wine of the Year” award for their Mystic River Gewürztraminer. Over 550 wines were submitted for consideration to the awards committee, in 26 varietal categories. A panel of 14 wine experts judged the wines two weeks before the ceremony, choosing gold and silver medalists in each category as well as an overall winner.
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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 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".