The City of Burnaby has approved the Metrotown downtown plan — a proposal that includes densifying the city centre — despite an attempt by activists to storm the meeting and delay the vote. On Monday night, a group of protesters entered the city hall chambers carrying signs and chanting. They continued until members of council left the room and the Burnaby RCMP was called to the meeting. The protest group eventually left the chambers.
Volunteers with North Shore Rescue spent Sunday night scouring the trails on Grouse Mountain for an injured hiker who called for help but apparently left the mountain without telling authorities. Shortly before 10 p.m., the team received a call from Grouse Mountain officials that two people had called for help. The male caller said that one of them was injured, but the call dropped off before they could finish explaining the situation.
Brian Gervais says when officers arrived to tell him to evacuate his Lake Country home near Kelowna on Saturday he told them he wasn't leaving. The 39-year-old's home was under an evacuation order because of a fast-moving wildfire but he refused to leave because he wanted to protect his art collection. "They both shook my hand and they said, 'Best of luck to you. But if the fires get close you've got to go.,'" said Gervais.
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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".