A small business owner who installs solar panels on people's properties is frustrated that so many municipalities have different sets of rules when it comes to issuing permits. Hans Wekking — who runs Wekking Electric — says his clients could be spared all kinds of bureaucratic headaches if there was a streamlined set of guidelines for the entire province. "Two out of three permits I've had with the City of Surrey have been stopped," Wekking said.
Around the many homeless camps in the woods near Highway 1 and Lonzo Road in Abbotsford, Shane Patmore is known as the man who builds things. Since he moved into a tent near the railroad tracks, Patmore has created several projects that have impressed everyone from the media to Abbotsford police officers. His latest venture — a pedestrian bridge over a rushing creek made out of discarded shopping carts and wooden pallets — is so well constructed that dozens of people cross it every day.
Exactly four years to the day after he hit and killed a man with his truck in Surrey, Christopher Lennox Griffith was sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison. Griffith, 35, was convicted earlier this year of criminal negligence in the operation of a motor vehicle and failing to remain at the scene after he fatally struck Robert Paterson, 40, in August 2013. Before handing down his decision, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Jim Williams described Griffith's driving record as "atrocious."
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".