Thunder Bay, Ont., transit busses run on time an average of just 60 per cent of the time, according to a system performance report obtained by the CBC. That's a far cry from the 90 per cent Thunder Bay Transit strives for, according to the report's overview. The report covers the 2016 calendar year, but the manager of the city's transit services division, Brad Loroff, said this year's performance would be similar, since no major changes have been made to the routes.
The members of Team Canada competing at this week's U18 Baseball World Cup aren't exactly household names in their home country. In Japan, however, it's a whole other ball game. More than 50 members of the Japanese media arrived in Thunder Bay, Ont., last week to broadcast the games of their national team and follow every move of its star player, Kotaro Kiyomiya. "High school baseball in Japan is huge, something compared to NCAA March Madness in the United States," said Kiyoshi Mio of Japan's T.V.
An athlete and cancer survivor from France is running across northwestern Ontario right now as part of a cross-Canada run in honour of his hero, Terry Fox. In 1980, at the age of 17, Guy Amalfitano lost a leg to the same cancer Fox had. He was in hospital undergoing chemotherapy when he turned on the TV and saw news coverage of the Marathon of Hope. "It really gave me hope," he told CBC in French. "It was a really difficult time in my life when I was asking myself a lot of questions," he said.
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".