The City of Vancouver is throwing back the curtain to give residents a behind-the-scenes look at the civic machine in action. Doors Open Vancouver, the city’s annual open house, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 16 sites across the city.
Vancouver is the most expensive city in Canada, according to the annual Mercer cost of living survey. Vancouver was named the 107th most expensive city in the world for ex-patriots, up 35 places from last year’s ranking. Toronto, which placed only a single spot behind Vancouver last year, was still the second most expensive in Canada but fell 12 spots below Vancouver to 119th in the world. Montreal was third at 129th, Calgary fourth at 143rd and Ottawa fifth at 152nd.
A new festival site and concert series is being added to this year’s Honda Celebration of Light, organizers of the popular annual fireworks completion over English Bay announced Tuesday. The new Park Stage at Second Beach will feature three evenings of eclectic, B.C-based musical acts like The Boom Booms, DJ Shub and the Julian Taylor Band ahead of the main fireworks competition. The festival space, which will have food trucks and a family zone, is free and is licensed from 2 to 9 p.m.
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".