Is it just my imagination, or does a new eatery fire up a grill every other week somewhere in this little patch of paradise? From all appearances, Squamish is becoming a foodie Shangri-La. But aspiring restaurateurs should acquaint themselves with the associated pitfalls. New dining establishments usually follow a familiar trajectory. In the beginning, patrons are filled with a warm glow as they glance at the culinary catnip on the menu.
It’s hard to believe February has already arrived and there is no better time than right now to take a joyride on the prognostication roller coaster. Hang on to your seats folks. Let’s start with the sweltering real estate market. Housing prices in Squamish will continue to head into the stratosphere, mainly because demand is being driven by our unparalleled location and the red-hot greater Vancouver housing sector.
A lot of folks are beginning to wonder if the nasty downside of our recent growth spurt is an above average uptick in criminal activity. Larceny, robbery and burglary, the three amigos of lawlessness, appear to be getting the upper hand in the Shining Valley. After reading about a recent heist, Haydn Russell, a concerned Squamish resident, dropped this zinger on The Chief’s Facebook page: “Welcome to Squrrey.” And Andrea Foubert, another social media commentator, said “So many thefts here lately.
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".