Dwayne Holstein — the man who was killed when he was hit by a train in Langley on June 13 — was no angel. He had a short fuse and a long criminal history, which included assault convictions. Around the Vineyard Church drop-in facility, Holstein was known as someone who didn't back down from fights and started many of them, too. Police say he appeared to be wearing headphones when he was struck near Glover Road and Fraser Highway on the evening of June 12.
Conservation officers say a young bear that escaped from an animal rehabilitation facility in Langley may have wandered into the United States. The getaway happened on Sunday afternoon after part of the roof on one of the enclosures at the facility collapsed, creating a hole just big enough for five bears inside to crawl through. By the time the staff at Critter Care Wildlife Society noticed the pen had been damaged, all five animals were already standing on the roof.
Dozens of RCMP officers gathered outside Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal's office in Surrey on Friday afternoon to ask for better wages and working conditions. "We implore the federal government, Mr. Dhaliwal and the treasury board to realize that until we are better funded, equipped, trained and paid that the organization is a sinking ship that is taking on water very fast," protest organizer Sgt. Chris Backus told the crowd.
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".