After Wednesday's vote approving an environmental assessment for LRT, the project's future is looking much brighter than it did a week ago. Ultimately, the vote was carried with 10 in favour and five against. The councillors who voted against the project were Donna Skelly (ward 7), Doug Conley (ward 9), Maria Pearson (ward 10), Brenda Johnson (ward 11), and Judi Partridge (ward 15). Here's what some of those in attendance had to say at Wednesday's critical LRT council meeting.
Business and property owners in Dundas are angry about the destruction to their properties by flood on Thursday night, and they say better management from the city could have avoided the losses they're now facing. A torrential downpour—72.4 mm by the Royal Botanical Gardens' count, which is roughly a month's worth of rain— battered Dundas Thursday, and caused flooding on a number of Dundas streets.
After a long, strange trip that began in Halifax and should have ended in Newfondland, Terri Pittman has finally found her lost Labradoodle Cooper, safe but hungry near the Hamilton International Airport. It began Wednesday when Westjet put Cooper on the wrong flight. He was supposed to go from Halifax to Deer Lake, N.L. to be with Pittman's family while Pittman and her roommate headed to Jamaica for a wedding. Instead Westjet put the dog on a flight bound for Hamilton.
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 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".