The NDP plan to freeze electricity rates next year is on increasingly shaky ground, as shown by the rough ride B.C. Hydro got in its attempt to get approval from the province’s independent utilities regulator. The Crown energy corporation went to the B.C. Utilities Commission last week asking to cancel a three per cent increase set for April 1 because Energy Minister Michelle Mungall announced a rate freeze this month.
It’s no surprise that offering new condominiums at below-market rates spoke to the Victoria housing market. Chard Developments has 1,500 people registered and interested in its plans for a $50-million condo project — the 20-storey Vivid at the Yates, a partnership with B.C. Housing — that will see all 135 units sold at eight per cent below the market value of the units. The project, which spans the 800 block between Yates Street and Johnson Street, is being funded by B.C.
The provincial commission working to find a path to a $15 minimum wage will hold in-person consultations across the province over the next few weeks. The commission will be in Victoria Nov. 29 seeking input and perspectives from the community. A location has yet to be determined. In order to make a submission to the commission in person, send an email to FWC@gov.bc.ca. A time slot to make a presentation will be offered if the schedule allows.
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".