A woman who said her therapy dog was accidentally shot and killed by a hunter near Whistler, B.C. has started a social media campaign to extend a no-hunting zone in the region. Valerie Calderoni, who owns Canine Valley, a dog rehabilitation center in Squamish, said on the agency’s Facebook page that her 4-year-old dog Kaoru was shot from about 10 feet while hiking at Lake Lucille on Tuesday.
After diving headlong into the Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle real estate markets, Chinese investors are taking a healthy interest in Point Roberts, a distant slice of Whatcom County that is as much a (summer) home to Canadians as it is to Americans. In the past 5 years, Chinese investors have bought the Point’s marina and a golf course and plans are in the works for an upscale 62-site community, according to The Vancouver Sun.
A Bellingham man has started a GoFundMe page asking people for money so he can do nothing next year. Jason L. Knott said he started his “Make me do nothing” page after seeing people post fundraisers “for useless bs” on the popular crowdfunding site. “Here is my solution,” he writes on GoFundMe. “I see the world of special snowflakes out there doing nothing but collecting funds for pointless causes.
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".