Nearly ten years after same-sex marriage became legal in Canada, Alberta’s Conservative caucus voted Thursday to amend the wording of the Marriage Act. The proposed amendment is a step in the process of redefining the meaning of matrimony in Alberta, replacing references to unions between a man and a woman, to gender-neutral language. “It’s good news, it’s a good news story for Alberta,” Dr. Kristopher Wells with the U of A Institute for Sexual Minority Studies said Thursday.
Edmonton police said a woman was in custody after a day-long standoff in the city’s northeast Sunday. At 7 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to a robbery in a home near 35 Street and 118 Avenue Sunday. Reports indicated a male had been robbed at gunpoint in his home; police found the suspects in a suite in the same building and started communicating with the people inside.
A Red Deer judge is expected to decide if two men convicted in a central Alberta triple murder in 2013 will spend 25 or 75 years behind bars, before being eligible for parole. Sentencing started for Jason Klaus and Joshua Frank Monday in a Red Deer courtroom. Back on January 10, the two men were found guilty of planning to, and then killing Klaus’ parents Gordon and Sandra, and his sister Monica in 2013. The family’s home was then burned with the bodies inside.
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".