A new equine facility that opened last month is already making a difference in the lives of Edmontonians. Since 1975, the Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association has used the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre off Fox Drive to give children and adults of all abilities the opportunity to ride. But a new $7.6-million centre featuring a heated indoor riding arena, viewing grandstands, accessible washrooms, new training and tack areas, means the Whitemud Equine Learning Centre can be used year round.
It was a warm summer day in 2009 when Fred Armbruster came upon the overgrown concrete block that would propel him into Canada's Cold War past. His only clue to the purpose of the fenced-off compound were the words "Civil Defence Edmonton" etched in the concrete. Eventually Armbruster would learn that the building in MacKenzie Ravine at 142nd Street was the first Cold War bunker built in Canada as a fully-equipped command centre.
There's a lot riding on Sydney Daines' last go-round at Northlands Coliseum. The 21-year-old and her horse Flame are competing in the barrel racing event at next week's 44th annual Canadian Finals Rodeo on in Edmonton from Nov. 8-12. Sure there's prize money and barn bragging rights, but there's also a family legacy at stake. "My dad is Duane Daines. He competed here 13 times at the CFR. He was a two-time all-around Canadian champ and my mother is Cheryl Daines."
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".