BC Assessment released figures online Tuesday, revealing an upswing in value for residential properties across most of the Vancouver Island region. The Gulf Islands Rural area encompassing Salt Spring and the major southern Gulf Islands saw an increase in property values of just over 12 per cent, with the average home valued at $476,000 compared to $426,000 in 2017. A separate number for Salt Spring Island is not yet available.
Gulf Islands Secondary School’s senior acting class will sprinkle a little magic over the post-holiday blahs when they present their version of the Disney musical Peter and the Starcatcher next week. The Second Story Theatre production hits the ArtSpring stage for three nights starting Wednesday, Jan. 10. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson about the events that led to the story of Peter Pan, the musical features a play by Rick Elice and music by Wayne Barker.
The North Salt Spring Waterworks District will not act on an offer by a resident to supplement its supply with private wells, with the difficulties of meeting specifications expected to outweigh any benefits. Channel Ridge resident Bryce Chapman has proposed leasing the district wells from his property to directly supply the neighbourhood and thereby head off a lawsuit related to NSSWD’s moratorium on new connections.
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".