When Vancouver-based musician Sarah Jickling was first told she had a bipolar and anxiety disorder, she refused to believe her diagnosis. For a while, she tried to treat herself using methods such as healing crystals and non-traditional medicine. But eventually she came to accept that she was living with a mental illness. She sat down at her piano, and the outcome was the song, This Time, which appears on Sarah Jickling and her Good Bad Luck's debut album When I Get Better, released July 14.
Some residents of Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island say a section of the Trans-Canada Highway running through Duncan is a "traffic mess" and they're calling for a bypass around the city. The stretch of road has several traffic lights and some motorists say they can be stuck there for up to an hour. "Sometimes you wait two or three lights to get through [an intersection]. And then there's another one," said Andrew Poland, who runs Poland Crane and Hauling in Duncan.
A home in 100 Mile House where a car mechanic ran his shop — and where three generations of family members once gathered to celebrate holidays — has been destroyed by wildfire. Matthew Smith, the son-in-law of mechanic Stan Bandsma, told Daybreak South host Chris Walker the family is devastated at the loss. Smith and his brother are married to Bandsma's two daughters. Between them, they have seven children ranging in ages from one to 10 years old.
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 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".