If you’re like me, you have to be convinced to leave BC in the summer. We pretty much have it all, eh? But this 150th year, many Canadians have Ottawa on the brain. If massive Canada Day crowds and urban settings leave you feeling pinched, allow me to suggest the perfect old-school Ontario alternative for your Canada 150 plans. A few hours down the highway from the capital, there exists a near-mystical detour from the 401 called Prince Edward County.
"I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer.” – Toni Morrison. Maybe you’ve noticed: it’s been another wet Juneuary in Vancouver, but the good news is BC’s most glorious season is officially upon us. You know what that means: the English Bay slide, folk music at Jericho, and, eventually, juicy blackberries on the vine, the only virtue of that most prickly of pests.
There isn’t too much to cheer about in the Downtown Eastside, ground zero for the opioid crisis, where so many doorways lead to various levels of poverty, pain, and addiction. The death toll rises every day. The glass doorway at 223 Main Street, between Powell and Cordova, stands out from the rest. It opens into a brightly lit, neat and tidy medical clinic with distinct fuchsia-coloured countertops, dividers and doors. On the walls are framed pieces of First Nations art.
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".