In reference to letter-writer Brian Weatherby’s suggestion that public consumption of alcohol be allowed, we all know what booze can do to “responsible” public drinkers. Many become irresponsible public drinkers. The beach is not the place for alcohol. There are many pubs and clubs in which to drink. The beaches are for families and kids to enjoy. Fast forward to next year: booze and marijuana parties at English Bay. Ugh!
I am saddened by the devastation so many communities and families are facing in light of the forest fires. The work of the police, firefighters, community members and volunteers is amazing. I hear about firefighters coming in from around B.C., even 30 from Manitoba, I think, but what I am not hearing is any military support. The federal government has got to come to B.C.’s aid. We need thousands on the front lines. If it is not already, part of military training should be firefighting courses.
Lower Mainlanders who think they are immune from the devastating forest fires that have forced the evacuation of 40,000 people from the Interior should think again. That’s what University of B.C. associate forestry professor Lori Daniels said Monday when I called her about a concern I’ve had for some time about urban forests in Metro Vancouver.
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".