About 80 breast cancer survivors are in central Newfoundland for the next three days, taking part in a dragon boat adventure. It's called Slay the Gander, and was organized by the Central NL Dragons in partnership with the Avalon Dragons, the town of Gander and the Town of Appleton. A dragon boat is a row boat typically decorated to resemble a dragon, propelled with paddles by a large crew and used for racing.
A man in the Goulds neighbourhood of St. John's is not happy his neighbourhood has become overrun with people coming for a chance to win a local church's fundraiser jackpot. The roads leading to St. Kevin's Parish were blocked with traffic for much of Wednesday evening, during the latest chase the ace night. The $477,700 grand prize went unclaimed, which likely means an even busier night for next week's draw.
A Bell Island man who uses a wheelchair to get around wants the province's transportation department to do something about a stretch of road that he says puts his safety at risk. Don Sweeney, 72, lives in Wabana on the southern portion of the island but often visits his son who lives on the northern side. He's been unable to walk for more than three years, but uses a motorized wheelchair to get around.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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