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Squamish residents may find themselves “sucking less” around town this week, with several local restaurants teaming up to reduce the plastic straws that end up in B.C. landfills. There’s plenty of beverage selections at Norman Rudy’s Pub, but since the restaurant officially opened in July none of their drinks are available with straws. General manager Rosanne Scarth said eliminating waste was always a priority for the business.
Long-time Whistler resident Thomas Lefkovits is taking on the Ride to Conquer Cancer at the end of the month in memory of his father, who passed away from bladder cancer 20 years ago. The ninth annual charity ride begins Aug. 26 in Vancouver. The two-day course follows cyclists from Surrey down to Seattle, with volunteers at every step of the way to assist with set-up and meals.
With the risk of wildfire weighing on the minds of every British Columbian, the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is hosting a seminar to help some of its more vulnerable residents prepare for future emergencies. On Thursday (Aug. 17), the municipality’s emergency coordinator Erin Marriner and Fire Smart coordinator Scott Rogers will be presenting on how seniors can prepare themselves for fires, floods and other natural disasters.
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
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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
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".