Mourners, friends and co-workers are remembering Ron McGrath as a vital bridge in Vancouver’s ever-widening gap in class and income. A former vendor with Megaphone Magazine, McGrath died July 16 after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 68. A makeshift memorial with cards and flowers has been set up near the Choices outlet near the corner of West 16th Avenue and Trafalgar Street. McGrath was a mainstay outside the market, as well as at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie.
Cowboy Smithx is in the business of reminding people. A filmmaker and brainchild of Redx Talks, Smithx has spent the last decade bringing together all walks of life to have town hall-like discussions around issues affecting Indigenous populations in Canada and abroad.
John Swift is in a cagey mood when reached for a phone interview with the Courier. For starters, his name is not John Swift. He won’t reveal how old he is (“less than 50” is all he’ll say), and he’s originally from “out east somewhere.” Swift does, however, note that he lives in downtown Vancouver. He wants to keep things tight to the vest so no one knows who’s behind a satirical website that popped up in mid-April called The Vancouver Glass.
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".