Justice Minister Andrew Parsons says there are about 75 active abuse cases involving the Newfoundland and Labrador government — and the vast majority of the civil lawsuits are historical in nature. "They come from cases involving government institutions, foster care. And they're all difficult, but we have to deal with them," he said. "These cases, we've seen that they seem to be increasing.
A teenage boy who was placed at Mount Cashel in the 1980s escaped sexual abuse inside the St. John's orphanage's troubled walls, only to face it outside by someone who was supposed to protect him. The man, now in his 40s, has reached a settlement in a civil suit against the Newfoundland and Labrador government for negligence. The province has admitted liability for the actions of a social worker who, the statement of claim said, "plied the [boy] with alcohol and repeatedly sexually battered" him.
A man accused of faking dozens of school bus inspections is back in custody. Peter Roche, 47, was arrested Saturday night after he breached court orders. According to the police report, Roche was out past his curfew. He has been held in custody, and is due back in court Tuesday afternoon for a bail hearing. Roche was charged last February with obstruction of justice and 44 counts of forgery.
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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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".