I was completely naked and shocked that the lake was so cold in a town so famous for hot water. That’s just one of the many dichotomies I would discover in my first-ever visit to Harrison Hot Springs. When I stepped into frigid Harrison Lake – the largest lake in the southern Coast Mountains stretching some 60 kilometres long and 280 metres deep – I thought for certain there was no one around.
Lordy lordy, look who’s 40. That’s right; this year marks the 40th edition of the iconic Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Maybe it’s all that time at the beach, but the fest looks and sounds pretty good for its age, eh? It was back in the summer of 1978 that the first-ever Vancouver Folk Music Festival was held on a rainy weekend in Stanley Park, co-founded by Gary Cristall and Mitch Podolak. Cristall is still involved to this day.
“The Soft Rock was an international living room. Everyone was welcome.”
That’s how Patti Fiedler summed up her café to a reporter from the Ubyssey in 1978, when her famous coffee house venue in the heart of Kitsilano was temporarily closed due to a noise infraction. Fiedler opened the Soft Rock Café on the corner of 4th and Cypress in 1976. She owned and operated it until 1983.
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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.
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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
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".