VICTORIA — When candidate nominations closed last week for the May 9 provincial election, the B.C. Conservatives were in greatly reduced circumstances from the last time out. The Conservatives nominated just 10 candidates by the April 18 deadline, a far cry from 2013 when the party made its strongest showing in decades by fielding 56 candidates. Those were heady days for the stand alone provincial party. In the year before the 2013 vote, they briefly pulled even with the B.C.
Caden Ward, 17, holds a grave rubbing he made near Arras, in France, for Private John Bullock, who died on day one of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April, 9, 1917. David Carrigg / PNG VIMY RIDGE, France — Caden Ward carried John Bullock up Vimy Ridge on Sunday.
Vimy: The Battle and the LegendApril 9 marks the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Corps’ costly and successful early morning attack on Vimy Ridge in northern France, a place so marked by death and destruction that by war’s end the French deemed it good for nothing but regrowth forest, with no trespassing. Instead, in 1922, the 100-hectare ridge was passed to Canada “freely and for all time” and upon it was built the most impressive of all the First World War memorials.
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".