The City of Saskatoon is asking for the public's help in deciding how to lower the city's carbon emissions. Last year, the city set a goal to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. At the same time, the provincial government has refused to sign on to the federal carbon pricing agreement. While carbon pricing could mean more money for the city to tackle climate change, council felt it needed to begin the process to make a long-term plan around the issue.
The Regina Sexual Assault Centre says a report commissioned by the Saskatoon Police Service on unfounded sexual assaults leaves the group with unanswered questions. In October, retired Saskatoon police inspector Shelley Ballard reviewed 284 cases of sexual assault that local police deemed "unfounded" between 2011 and 2016. The study found that 49 of the cases were likely founded, but were unable to be substantiated, and should have been flagged as such in the police database.
Saskatoon's downtown businesses want police action after a large spike of graffiti in the area over the last year. Any time that someone comes along and damages property, it's time, cost and effort to get it back to its proper form. Between 2016 and 2017, graffiti complaints in the downtown area spiked by 80 per cent. Now, the association is asking for the return of a full-time graffiti investigator to help with the situation.
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".