Floods, power lines down on Bamfield Road
Power outage affecting more than 400 customers
A number of power lines are down and portions of Bamfield Road are washed out on the way from Pachena Bay to Port Alberni. A powerful wind storm overnight knocked out power to more than 400 BC Hydro customers in Pachena Bay and Bamfield. Passenger Kimmie MacDonald submitted video of the harrowing drive.
Port Alberni city council is planning to “stay the course” for this year’s five-year draft financial plan, sticking to the same figures as the 2017-2021 plan. In this draft, all departments except three (police, fire department and economic development) will be held to one percent increases in 2022, keeping to five percent over five years. The draft also includes proposed annual taxation increases of three percent for residential taxpayers.
A rainbow captured on Tuesday, Jan. 17. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
WATCH: Rainy days in the Alberni Valley
Showers are expected to continue for the next week
The conditions have been wet and rainy in the Alberni Valley for the past few days, and forecasts show that showers are expected to continue for the next week. On the bright side, Port Alberni residents have been treated to a rainbow or two between showers.
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".