As we continue to fight the good fight to get a pipeline built to tidewater and go back and forth with the B.C. government, the men and women of the oilpatch continue to give back to the community and help others for the 25th year in a row. The annual Oilympics charity hockey tournament is underway and they run right through till the playoffs on March 22. The group is proud to celebrate this long-term commitment to helping those in need where they live and work.
Brad Ferguson, president and CEO of the Edmonton Economic Development Corp., has done an unbelievable job of bringing Edmonton to the pinnacle of success in a depressed economy and a troubled oilpatch. The building and revitalization of the downtown core in Alberta’s capital city has been nothing short of remarkable, with the addition of the ICE District, new hotels and of course Rogers Place, which is state of the art and now drawing just about any concert travelling North America.
There are several things I admire about my chef buddy and entrepreneur Michael Noble: He is always ready with solutions when somebody throws him a curve ball. The recent minimum wage increase, along with the new ludicrous holiday pay schedule where you pay people who weren’t even scheduled to work, are big problems for restaurants just getting by in a bad economy. Michael first brought that to everyone’s attention on social media and let the government know how tough it is on small business.
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".