Those who like to curl up with a good book might want to visit KinVillage Community Centre Thursday to Saturday when the centre’s annual Giant Book Sale takes place. There will be approximately 12,000 to 15,000 books for sale, says coordinator Judith Dinwoodie. “We have every category under the sun,” she says, adding with a chuckle there’s “a million and one children’s books.” There’s more than just books at the sale. Shoppers can browse jigsaw puzzles, board games, CDs and DVDs as well.
Tsawwassen’s Peter Vassilopoulos took a step back to his home country for his debut novel. He’s written Turn of the Tide, an adventure tale about a plan to free political prisoner Nelson Mandela in the 1960s. Vassilopoulos, who hails from Cape Town, says he had the idea for the novel ever since Mandela was put in prison. The author worked as a news editor at a radio station at the time and could see Robben Island, where Mandela was held, from his office window.
The Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk is coming to Delta. Deltassist will be hosting a local edition of the national initiative next month in North Delta. The idea behind the event is for participants to feel what it’s like to be out in the cold, in the middle of February, for a couple hours, says local event coordinator Kirsti Kober. Participants can complete a 2, 5, or 10-kilometre route as well as receive a warm, light meal.
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".