As far as they know, the Friends of White Otter Castle say there's only one wooden castle in the world, and it needs a bit of work after turning 100 years old. The "castle" — a three-storey structure with a four-storey tower — was built by hand in the middle of the northwestern Ontario wilderness by Jimmy McOuat, a noted eccentric hermit, between 1903 and 1915.
Business owners in Kenora, Ont., can finally put their shovels away, after city council voted to keep plowing sidewalks in the downtown core. There was a proposal to have businesses take on responsibility for the sidewalk in front of their storefronts, to allow the city to use its snow-clearing equipment in other parts of the city, but that proposal has been rejected.
Anglers in Ontario who use live baitfish may have to deal with some new rules, if a proposal currently being reviewed is approved. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) will host a public meeting Thursday in Kenora, asking stakeholders and anglers about their opinions on a proposal to restrict the transportation of baitfish. The goal of the legislation is to reduce disease and invasive species.
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".