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In the summer it looked as if low-cost ice skate rentals at the arena could be on thin ice. Historically the skate shop at the arena has been run by a private contractor, but the lease for the shop expired last winter. After two expressions of interest over the summer by the district and a full marketing campaign, no one stepped forward to take over the business. At a council meeting Tuesday night, councillors approved a business plan to allow the district to operate the skate rentals themselves.
A two vehicle smash-up at the Industrial Way and Highway 99 intersection has redirected southbound traffic. Paramedics responded to the crash but injuries have not been confirmed by the RCMP. On scene police had closed the southbound section of Highway 99 from Commercial Way to Cleveland Avenue, redirecting drivers onto side streets. At the intersection the front of a white BMW crossover was completely smashed in with airbags deployed.
I have travelled coast to coast and never seen a whale in my life. So, whenever I’m travelling on the ferry, I keep one eye on a book and one eye out the window. Depending on what I’m reading at the time, this is either a very effective strategy or no strategy at all. On Wednesday, travelling from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, I spotted some dark shapes bobbing up and down in the water. It wasn’t driftwood this time – something was on the move.
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".