This year nearly all of Toronto is potentially exposed to ticks infected with the bacteria. Here’s how to protect yourselfDeep inside Rouge Park, Durham Region health official Toni Moran sweeps a white flannel cloth slowly over thick brush to try and capture blacklegged ticks, whose numbers are growing and spreading across the country.
In the GTA, part of York and Durham and nearly all of Toronto is in a risk area for Lyme disease, according to a 2017 map by Public Health Ontario (PHO), which defines a risk area as 20-km radius around where ticks have been found. “We hesitate to pinpoint areas where they may be … That would give the public a false sense of security if they’re in areas where we haven’t found them,” says the senior public health inspector with the Vector-borne Disease Program.
The fifth graders in this science class at the Leo Baeck Day School in Thornhill sit in small groups, peering at photos of homes that have survived, or been destroyed, by an earthquake. Like mini-engineers, they study the earthquake’s impact, focus on design elements that affect a building’s strength, and toss around ideas on how to build a structure that can withstand such a force. “We should use interconnecting wood because it withstands pressure better,” Ben Turkel tells his group.
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".