A Nova Scotia couple say their four- and six-year-old children were put on a bus they had never ridden before and were dropped off at an empty home without their parent's knowledge after a power outage at their school. Alia Guimond said if her family's Porters Lake home hadn't been mistakenly left unlocked, the kids would have been stuck outside on their own during Thursday's snow and rain storm. "Nobody knew where they were. If the door had been locked, where would they have gone?" said Guimond.
RCMP have arrested a teenager after someone painted racist graffiti at a Nova Scotia school. RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dal Hutchinson said someone painted graffiti on a school bus, a school and a sign near the East Antigonish Education Centre in Monastery on Monday. "The graffiti was racially and culturally insensitive and included profanity and derogatory comments about both Indigenous people and the African-Nova Scotian community," Hutchinson said Friday.
Thieves stole $1,000 from Hope for Wildlife last week, but the Nova Scotia refuge's founder says the public's response has been "truly heartwarming." "It's truly amazing, everybody that's donated online, the outpouring of support we've gotten from people stopping in and getting a little walkabout and leaving a donation for us," Hope Swinimer said in a video posted to the sanctuary's social media on the weekend.
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".