WETASKIWIN, AB. — Canada celebrated its sesquicentennial in July 2017 and the Reynolds-Alberta Museum continues to pay tribute to those 150 years by shining a light on one of this country’s significant automotive stories. The McLaughlin Story: 150 Years of Carriages, Cars & Canada Dry introduces museum attendees to a family that helped put Canada on wheels.
For Richard Busse, growing up in Medicine Hat in the early 1960s was like a Canadian version of the film American Graffiti. As a car-obsessed teenager in the southeast Alberta town, the local A&W stood in for the classic Mels Drive-In where much of the movie action takes place. As member of the Turnkeys Car Club, Busse and his pals would cruise downtown Medicine Hat, pull in to the A&W for burgers and fries, and drag race on the access road to the old Goodyear Tire plant.
A highlight of Alan Connor’s life is riding an adventure motorcycle to the Arctic. The scenery was stunning, but he admits it was some of the challenges while on the road that he remembers most fondly. “There were difficult times,” Connor explains, and adds, “But they were some of the best times.”One difficult occasion saw Connor riding over a mountain pass when it was raining and getting colder. Conditions worsened, he was crawling along at 20 kilometres an hour and the road was slick.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".