A 66-year-old woman with dementia says she’s devastated after her therapy cat was taken from her and replaced with a robotic stuffed animal by staff at the care home she resides in. Dawn Douglas told CTV Vancouver Island that employees at the Sunridge Place care facility in Duncan, B.C. removed her Siamese-cross cat named “Snoop” from her suite while she was in another room. “I want my cat back,” Douglas said on Wednesday.
The family of a Saskatchewan woman who died in China last week says they haven’t been allowed to bring her body home until the $250,000 medical bill she incurred there is paid. Alicia Garlock was teaching in Chengdu, China when she suffered a medical emergency and was rushed to hospital last month. The 38-year-old woman originally from Melfort, Sask. underwent emergency surgery on her lungs and spent weeks in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit before she died in hospital last week.
Rescue crews are searching for a missing child after a vehicle was swept into a “fast moving” river in southern Ontario. At around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle drove past a road closure and was swept into the waters of the Grand River in the town of Grand Valley, located approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Orangeville, Ont., according to the Ontario Provincial Police. A female driver was able to escape the vehicle with no injuries, police said.
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".