I'm a multimedia journalist at the Expositor in Brantford, Ont., assigned to the city hall beat. I blog about municipal politics, a habit I started while working at the Sentinel-Review in Woodstock, where I was stationed from 2003-11. I started his career working for the Woolwich Observer in Elmi...
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It’s unfortunate that, for the moment, Canada’s new Cultural Policy Framework contains nothing to support the very words you’re reading in this space. The framework was announced Sept. 28 by Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly. While it contains a number of intriguing items on how the government might lend its support to supporting and enhancing Canadian content, it holds nothing that overtly supports the continued creation of journalism in communities like ours.
The Township of South Dundas and its partners should be commended for their joint announcement at Seaway District High School on Friday morning. The new equipment, programming and partnerships will allow students in the area to access an information technology facilities and knowledge that will stand alone among other high schools in SDG, Cornwall and the Upper Canada district. They are the keys to launching an information and communications technology specialist high-skills major program at SDHS.
The chickens have come home to roost. On Monday night, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees who work for the City of Cornwall and the Cornwall Public Library picketed city hall prior to and during the regular city council meeting. Their message was clear – come to the bargaining table, but leave your wage-freeze in the dustbin. This was a point made several times in this space starting in April when we learned of Cornwall city council’s intentions.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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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
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