The City of Grand Forks is the latest B.C. community to consider a permanent year-round homeless shelter as social service workers raise concern about a growing need. This month, city council pledged support for the initiative from the Boundary Emergency and Transition Housing Society (BETHS), clearing the first hurdle towards a year-round facility. If built, it would be the only such shelter in the Boundary region. "Our need is like every other community's need," said Steven McGibbon with BETHS.
A Coquitlam, B.C., mother who lost her son to a fentanyl overdose is opening a new recovery centre in Penticton to give others the treatment she feels her child lacked. Brandon Jansen. 20. died of a fentanyl overdose in March 2016 while at the Sunshine Coast Health Centre in Powell River. His mother, Michelle Jansen, said she spent more than $200,000 to privately fund treatments for Brandon at 11 different centres prior to his death. "It was a daunting experience.
If you are lucky, you might stumble across a little bit of Christmas in two Vernon, B.C., parks. For the last couple of weeks a woman has been hand-painting Christmas ornaments and hanging them on local trees. She had hoped to remain anonymous, but thanks to social media, the mystery ornament angel has been outed. "My intention was never to sell them. It was just to make this world a little bit more positive in my own little way," said Vernon resident Pat Burnip.
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".