The last time I spent “quality time” in Squamish my mother-in-law screamed at me. OK, to be precise, and just between you and I of course, she swore like a freakin’ rapper. Technically this writer maybe deserved it, because knowing she was afraid of heights I coaxed her up the Sea to Sky Gondola, promising she’d enjoy the so-called summit’s Adventure By Nature. The mother-in-law, not a fan of heights or suspension bridges, had a few choice words during her memorable Squamish crossing!
The Running Room 20-Minute Challenge was held across the country on Wednesday night, albeit Shirley McQuillan, left, Leanne Fawcett and Doug Lark took blogger Gord Kurenoff for a test run earlier in the day in Langley. Everyone who took part in the annual Challenge received a sweet hat like these three.
FORT LANGLEY — There is a statue of Sir James Douglas outside the wooden gates of this village’s national historic site. If they ever want to “modernize” the former fur-trading epicentre, they might consider adding one of “gold collector” Ryan Prachnau at the corner of Hudson Bay Street and Mary Avenue. For the fourth consecutive July, the quiet and modest Abbotsford runner won the Peninsula Runners’ Fort Langley Half Marathon.
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".