The constant rains have stopped, but the high lake levels are still vexing sailors across Lake Ontario. Many docks remain underwater, keeping fleets of boats on dry land and threatening annual boating events. But this weekend, Niagara’s marine community wasn’t about to let submerged docks sink a 36-year-old race on the lake. Each year, around 80 boats launch from Port Credit and race to Youngstown, New York for the annual Lake Ontario Short Handed Racing regatta.
The fundraising campaign for the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial has almost reached the finish line. With recent funding from both St. Catharines City Hall and Niagara Region, the project is closing in on the $1.19 million needed to build the memorial to the workers who died building the iconic canal. In recent weeks both regional and city councils each voted to approve $284,000 in funding for the memorial, bringing the total amount of money raised to date to around $934,000.
Now that the potential danger has passed, leaders of Niagara’s emergency services are taking stock of how well they responded to Tuesday’s transport truck rollover on the QEW that shut down traffic and kept people in their homes for nearly 12 hours. “We’re just fortunate,” said St. Catharines fire Chief Dave Wood.
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".