Vancouver Coastal Health is encouraging young people heading back to university to get immunized after 13 new cases of mumps were recorded over the past month. The health authority says there have been 80 cases of mumps since February, compared to 86 for all of last year. The average number of cases over the previous five years is 32.
A wildlife rescue group is raising concerns that Vancouver’s hot, dry summer has dried out the ponds at Jericho Beach Park, creating a muddy pit that could pose a danger to children and animals. The prolonged, extremely dry summer (Vancouver received 7 millimetres of rain in all of July and August) has transformed the park’s normally lush ponds into a mucky pit that has trapped several birds, said Burnaby-based Wildlife Rescue in an email on Wednesday.
RCMP are recommending charges of assault against four North Vancouver teenagers for an egging incident that left a 13-year-old boy with a serious eye injury. On Aug. 21, the victim was walking home along Highland Boulevard near Canyon Heights Elementary when a black Honda CRV drove past him. As it passed, an egg was thrown from the passenger side of the car, stinking the boy in the right eye. The boy fell to the ground in pain and was helped by an unknown Good Samaritan.
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".