And they’re off. The 2018 municipal budget sweepstakes are underway. Where they will end up is anybody’s guess. Our mayor says budgets “are a balancing act of priorities and perspectives, and are at their best when municipalities plan well and when citizens participate.” With that goal in mind, budget-related documents and video footage of meetings will be posted on the municipal website.
Everything considered, getting our children to school safely should be one of this community’s biggest priorities. A few weeks ago Squamish resident Lori Grant contacted the District about the potential traffic hazards around Garibaldi Highlands Elementary before and after classes. Her assessment triggered an avalanche of comments about the problem on social media and more recently an article in The Chief by Haley Ritchie.
Anybody who takes a closer look at the topsy-turvy Squamish commercial and residential development scene might find it difficult to figure out why some proponents get the nod of approval from District officials, while others get the bum’s rush. Bob Cheema has been chaffing at the bit to put spades in the ground on 400-acres in the Garibaldi Highlands. Construction on that mixed-use development has been restricted until the community reaches a population of 22,500.
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".