Despite the convenient political timing, Environment Minister Iain Rankin told reporters Thursday his staff did not delay the approval of a controversial quarry project near Fall River until after the May 30 election. The project was a campaign issue in the riding of Waverley-Fall River-Beaver Bank, a tight race that was won by Liberal Bill Horne after his victory was confirmed in a judicial recount. The department announced earlier this week it was giving the quarry the green light.
A labour arbitrator has ruled Nova Scotia's Department of Education had no right to unilaterally rescind pre-approvals given to teachers who were planning to complete controversial DVD-based courses offered by Drake University in Iowa. The department's 2015 decision forced nearly 500 teachers to find other courses to complete the requirements necessary for reclassification and salary bumps worth between $6,000 to $8,000 a year.
It's time for Nova Scotians to have their say on how the province should handle the legal marijuana trade, says Karen Casey, the province's new minister of finance. Ottawa has said pot will be legal by July 2018 and has told the provinces to be ready to roll out rules to regulate sales by then. Casey was in Ottawa earlier this week to meet with Canada's other finance ministers to share ideas and talk about how prepared each province is to handle marijuana sales, distribution and taxes.
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".