With a thud you feel in your chest, the explosion of a 105-millimetre high explosive M1 cartridge is something not easily forgotten. Normally fired from a 105-mm artillery Howitzer, the cartridge is one of many types of ordnance that are safely disposed of at Canadian Forces bases across the country. But Canadian Forces Base Borden, west of Barrie, is the only base in the country that offers ammunition technician training to soldiers.
Tom Oldershaw will once again be putting the pedal down to bring attention to poverty and the homeless. Not the pedal of a car however, but his trusty bicycle. The 75-year-old Oldershaw will be cycling 150 kilometres on area trails on Aug. 12 for his annual Making-the-Difference Ride to raise the profile of the Oldershaw Making a Difference Endowment Fund, which is under the umbrella of the Barrie Community Foundation.
Claire Caufield is looking to the future. The Alliston resident and Grade 12 student at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Tottenham brought her vision to staff of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board on Wednesday. They gathered at St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Barrie for the fifth annual National Aboriginal Day open house.
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".