The latest salvo in the clash over a landfill near Spencerville comes in the form of a request by anti-dump forces for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville to fund their opposition to the sale of the site to a private interest. Councillors should reject this demand for the precedent it stands to provide every grassroots group that begrudges a municipal decision.
Anger ranks among the five stages of grief following a loss. In the case of the bomb Procter and Gamble dropped on Brockville this week, however, city residents have reason to skip denial, bargaining, depression and acceptance, and land straight on vexation. There’s no need to remain linear about this. The P&G plant employing some 600 full-time, part-time and temporary employees will close in 2020, shifting jobs from the local economy to a new facility in West Virginia.
Every year, by law, the Ontario government discloses a list of its $100,000-plus salary earners and every year critics of such transparency, most often public-sector employees, call for the law to change. The law, however, continues to serve as intended at the benchmark set in 1996, and public servants who earn disproportionately more than their private-sector counterparts should cool their ardour for reform, and leave this thin gruel at least for those who foot the bill.
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".