After a week of sharing stories of nightmare commutes across B.C. 's Lower Mainland, CTV News went to those who have the power to enact change. The "Road to Nowhere" series profiled road and transit warriors who face one-way treks as long as two hours every day, and all came to a similar conclusion. "Something needs to change."
As part of a series, CTV Vancouver is looking into why more Metro Vancouver residents than ever are spending large parts of their days stuck in traffic. Visit our Extreme Commutes microsite for full coverage. Surrey resident Anne Murray’s 40-kilometre trip to work on the Trans Canada highway can take as long as 90 minutes one way. If it's not a weekend or holiday, Murray faces bumper-to-bumper traffic during her drive from Clayton Heights to East Vancouver.
Calgary is mulling a multicity bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics that could see the city share hosting duties with Edmonton and Whistler in an attempt to cut down on costs. A report presented to Calgary city council suggests that using existing venues – even those in other provinces, like the Whistler Olympic Park – might be a cheaper alternative to building new facilities from scratch. Even renovating existing infrastructure from Calgary’s 1988 Games could be a pricey proposition.
Update from @VancouverPD: Kunik's killing was "premeditated," and not believed to be a hate crime. Break in case came last March with forensic link. Supt. says suspect had a "challenging life," remembers him from years ago. https://t.co/EltDn5G5YK
@JerryLangton Been wondering if you've been following the latest Jamie Bacon developments at all. Bail denied for him today relating to a counseling to commit murder charge. Wondering if you might be up for a Skype or Facetime interview? I'm at 604-787-1190. Thank you sir.
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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
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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
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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".