The Regional District of Nanaimo is considering making it mandatory for commercial and multi-family dwellings to have separate food waste and recycling bins, to further divert waste from going into the RDN landfill. Larry Gardner and Meghan Lawson with the RDN’s Solid Waste and Recycling Department have been hosting consultation meetings throughout the RDN Electoral Areas over the past month. The October 11 meeting on Gabriola was sparsely attended with only five or six islanders.
The housing numbers from the 2016 Census have been released by Statistics Canada (StatsCan) - showing 25.8% of Area B residents are spending more than 30% of their total income on shelter costs. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says housing is considered affordable if shelter costs account for less than 30 per cent of before-tax household income. In 2011, 19.3% of residents in non-farm dwellings were spending more than 30% of their income on shelter.
Coming as no surprise to many, there is a building boom going on here on Gabriola, and the Regional District of Nanaimo building permit numbers are reflecting that. RDN reports show that by the end of July, Gabriola’s building permit value had almost equalled what was spent in the entire previous year. Residential had hit $6,833,690, and Commercial added another $36,729. 2016 as a whole hit $7,386,136 on Gabriola.
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".