STARS air ambulance saw a slight decrease in calls to southeastern Manitoba last year. But base director Grant Therrien adds the numbers were very close to those in 2016. "It was not a big change, the numbers are still high. We went from 87 missions in 2016 to 78 missions. So it was just a small change but still a significant amount of missions in that region. The mix in terms of a scene call versus an inter-facility transfer are very similar year-to-year, so not a lot of change there."
A local travel agent says winter travel plans by people here in southeastern Manitoba have changed this year because of the nasty hurricane season in the Caribbean last year. Mary Jane Hiebert of Canada One Travel says the heavy damage at many vacation locations has changed how people are approaching a winter getaway. "Warm is important, where is not as important, so there's not once place this winter that people are going to.
The RM of Stuartburn is working on re-aligning its ward boundaries in time for the municipal election this fall. Chief Administrative Officer Lucie Maynard says the process has become a little complicated and explains why. "The numbers can be quite deceiving because there are several residents that actually don't qualify to be on the voters' list because they are not Canadians.
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".