Paid parking meters have made their way into Grandin Park Plaza, stirring concerns that people may park in residential areas to skip paying the parking toll. Mayor Nolan Crouse says he’s disappointed that Amacon, the developer that owns most of the lot, has decided to implement paid parking. “It doesn’t feel like it’s very community-friendly, on the other hand it’s private property,” he says.
On Saturday a group in support of a branch library met to kick off their campaign, Vote Yes for the Library. Charmaine Brooks, the Chair of the vote YES for the Library Campaign Committee, says the party was meant as a way to raise awareness, generate enthusiasm and share the facts supporting the need for the branch library. “We really want this to be a positive campaign and a way for people to remember really what this community stands for,” she said in a follow-up interview.
Having too many people to collect food from doorsteps is a good problem to have when you’re organizing the largest food bank drive of the year. “Usually we don’t have enough runners,” says Marian Rochford, the office manager at the Red Willow Community Church, as she tells four extra people that there’s no room for them during Saturday’s annual food drive. The food drive is organized through a partnership between the St. Albert Food Bank and the church.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".