Labrador West is remembering Gordon Parsons as a pillar of the community. He died Thursday at the age of 73 after a long illness. "He's an icon of Labrador and what I would call a trailblazer," said Labrador West MHA Graham Letto. "It's always important that we remember our pioneers and Gord was certainly one of them." Parsons was known for his fierce dedication to local affairs as well as his time as owner and editor of The Aurora, a local newspaper.
A trial is underway in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the former chief executive officer of the Innu Development Limited Partnership (ILDP). The crown began its case against Paul Rich on Tuesday. Rich is charged with defrauding the company set up to bring economic opportunity to Labrador's Innu communities. "IDLP has been quite successful and CEO Mr. Rich played a big role in that success," Crown prosecutor Jennifer Stanton told the Supreme Court jury. "But he did not have unlimited authority."
A provincial court judge has ruled criminal charges against reporter Justin Brake will go ahead. Brake is facing charges of mischief and disobeying a court order after he entered the Muskrat Falls hydroelectic project along with protesters in October of 2016. At the time, he worked for theindependent.ca. Brake is also facing civil contempt proceedings in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court based on the same set of facts. His lawyer Geoff Budden asked that the court stay the criminal proceedings.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".