The decision by premier John Horgan to eliminate tolls on the Port Mann and Golden Ears bridges as of September 1 will save regular Lower Mainland commuters upwards of $1,500 per year, and commercial vehicles even more. Meanwhile, our marine highway system will cost us the same until at least April when ferry fares will be reduced by a paltry 15 per cent. Oh, and senior passengers will again ride for free Monday to Thursday.
City of Powell River council’s upcoming decision on how much to tax Catalyst Paper Corporation requires a delicate balance between understanding the Powell River mill’s precarious financial situation and collecting the major-industry tax the city requires. A suggested increase of $300,000 for the next three years is a modest benchmark for a corporation currently paying $2.8 million per year in taxes, but does not come close to the nearly $5 million it paid a decade ago.
The secret is out. Powell River area has a bountiful stock of delectable shellfish, and everyone in the Lower Mainland seems to know it. A quick Google search of "shellfish tours Sunshine Coast" reveals options for urban residents to take a day trip up to Powell River or Sechelt and bring back fresh oysters, clams, crabs and more of the local beaches’ creatures.
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".