A sulfuric acid spill at a mill in International Falls, Minn., continues to cause concern for communities downstream on the Rainy River. The spill occurred sometime in the early morning hours of July 20 at the mill, owned by Packaging Corporation of America. The chemical made its way into the mill's sewer system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) said the mill attempted to neutralize the acid but was unsuccessful, and some of the chemical ended up flowing through to the Rainy River.
A major construction project in Thunder Bay, Ont., has been delayed in part because of a general contractor's inability to secure materials for the job. Bondfield Construction won the bid for the 'East Wing' project for St. Joseph's Care Group in Thunder Bay. The tender was awarded in 2015. "There's a few issues with the contractor obtaining the materials and the workforce that they need, and our schedule with the contractor is for October," said Tracy Buckler, the CEO of St. Joseph's Care Group.
A Thunder Bay, Ont., lawyer has his licence suspended after a number of concerns were presented to the Law Society of Upper Canada. Daniel Matson had his licence suspended as part of an interlocutory suspension on June 30, 2017. The law society said there are, "reasonable grounds for believing there is a significant risk of harm to members of the public, or the public interest in the administration of justice."
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".