There was a little drama and confusion at the Chase the Ace draw in Sydney Saturday night as two ticket holders produced the winning number but neither walked away with the approximately $1.1 million jackpot. Angie Willems of Scotchtown and Marie Matthys of River Ryan both came forward to claim their chance to draw the ace. It was determined they had duplicate tickets, due to a printing error. Organizers took the two women aside and decided both tickets were legitimate.
It could be months before Halifax makes a decision on the fate of the city's controversial statue of Edward Cornwallis, according to Mayor Mike Savage. He made the statement at Halifax City Hall after protesters interrupted the regular council meeting Tuesday morning. Protesters at the meeting said the statue must be removed before Mi'kmaq History Month in October if there is to be reconciliation. Savage doesn't think that's possible.
Hunters in Nova Scotia say they're seeing far too many people using aerial drones to help them find animals to kill. Ian Avery, the president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters, uses drones for photography. But he says using them for hunting crosses a line. "It's pretty unethical to use a helicopter or a plane or a drone, in this case, to go after wildlife," said Avery. Nova Scotia's Wildlife Act forbids hunters from using any type of aerial vehicle to hunt or chase wildlife.
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".