Residents in Merritt want everyone to know how inclusive the city really is. Ever since Merritt made national headlines when its city council denied a request from high school students to install a rainbow crosswalk, locals have been finding creative ways to show their support for diversity. Two Vancouver lawyers got the ball rolling when they offered to let Merritt Secondary School students paint privately-owned parking lots in rainbow colours.
Three-year-old Kamloops resident, Madi, has made the holiday season a little brighter for one city employee. KamloopsBCNow reader Jen Barter couldn’t help but share the touching message her daughter delivered to their garbage collection worker this morning — reminding us all to spread kindness during this busy Christmas season. Barter said Madi absolutely loves garbage day, and the gentleman who drives truck makes a point of waving at her in the window as he drives by.
Remembering black politician and entrepreneur John Freemont Smith W hen Vaughn Warren removes the Freemont Block sign from the 100-year-old bricks at 246 Victoria St., he hopes to discover another piece of history. The artist was commissioned to refurbish the sign and, since familiarizing himself with the location's storied past, Warren has been enthralled by its namesake, Kamloops pioneer John Freemont Smith.
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 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".