It is of some irony to Al Klassen that his term as president of the Richmond Teachers’ Association began the same year the BC Liberal Party took power for what would be a 16-year tenure, often marked with ill blood between the very workers he’s tasked to advocate for. Now, Klassen, 61, is retiring and set to see the BC Liberals lose power in Victoria. “It was interesting to see this come full circle,” said Klassen.
A regional food-saving initiative that aims to supply homeless and low-income people with fresh, nutritious meals has come to Richmond. New Westminster resident Danison Buan has brought his social enterprise, dubbed Refood, to Richmond, by tapping into a large stream of organic “waste” from grocers that would best be served up as meals to those in need. The idea started as a means to eat into the 172 kg of food each Canadian wastes annually — totalling $31 billion.
After 27 years of work at Steveston Harbour Authority (SHA) — 15 of which were served as its general manager — Bob Baziuk is hanging up his boots and calling it a career. It all started on the waterfront in 1975, during his senior year at Richmond High. Baziuk began working for BC Packers, first by painting fish boxes, and eventually working in a labelling room with the help of his father Morris, who ran the operation.
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".