One of Salt Spring’s major sporting events runs this week at Gulf Islands Secondary School gymnasium. The 13th-annual Nairn Howe Memorial Basketball Tournament begins with games on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 1:30 p.m. That’s when the GISS senior boys team will face Stellys. The GISS girls team also plays their Stellys counterpart at 3:15 p.m.Other visiting girls teams are from Carihi and Timberline schools in Campbell River, Vanier in Courtenay and Maple Ridge.
SWOVA’s Consent and Sexual Assault project is entering its final year with an examination of victims’ experiences with the criminal justice system. The first phases of the project surveyed Gulf Islands residents about their experiences with consent and sexual assault, and gathered input from people working in the social services and criminal justice fields. It made several recommendations for preventing sexual assault and improving responses for victims.
A Salt Spring woman who foiled an attempted scam wants other islanders to be warned and wary. Brinkworthy Place resident Betty Taylor received a phone call Monday from a man purporting to represent Reader’s Digest in Burlington, Ont. The man said Taylor had won a $25-million Reader’s Digest prize and needed to provide banking information to him in order to receive the money. When Taylor said she wanted to contact her local RCMP detachment to see if the offer was a fraud, the caller hung up.
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".