Amanda Chartrand was driving to her home in Ottawa after spending the day at her father's ranch in Kemptville, Ont. A thunderstorm was rolling in shortly before midnight on Aug. 11 as she drove north toward Ottawa. Near Roger Stevens Road and the 416 she felt her tires hit the rough shoulder of the road, then she jerked the wheel to steer back onto the road. "[I] flipped sideways three to four times, from what I was told, then skidded 50 to 100 feet," Chartrand said.
The Sears closures are heartbreaking, but unsurprising to an Ottawa employee of the chain. On Tuesday, Sears Canada announced plans to close all 130 stores, including three in the capital. If their court motion is approved, hundreds in the area will lose their jobs. "It's so discouraging to see something you worked really hard for and put your heart and soul in, and then it's taken away from you really quickly by decisions that are out of your control," an Ottawa Sears employee said on Wednesday.
An old-fashioned white house sits on a tiny stretch of road in the small town of Madoc, Ont., but half of it doesn't belong to the owner. It's been there since 1953 and the 90-year-old widow who bought the house a decade ago recently learned the town can force her to knock it down with only a year of notice — on her dime. When Madoc was founded over 150 years ago, town planners built Queen Victoria Street with the option of extending it later on.
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".