Nova Scotians may get a white Christmas this year, but they'll also likely get an icy, wet and windy Christmas. The snow will begin Monday morning but will generally be light before turning into ice pellets or freezing rain and then rain in the afternoon. Parts of the Annapolis Valley and northern mainland Nova Scotia, as well as areas of higher terrain in Cape Breton, may pick up a few centimetres of the icy mix, but accumulations will mostly be light.
Surviving winter's worst in the Maritimes can be a challenge in the best of times, but being left homeless, blind, in chaos and blanketed by 40 centimetres of snow after the worst pre-nuclear explosion is somewhat unthinkable. Shortly after 9 a.m. on Dec. 6, 1917, on a calm morning in the wartime port city of Halifax, an unprecedented explosion shocked the region.
While the province is currently on track to experience one of our milder Octobers on record, it is important to realize that this month has historically been one of — how do I put this? — "variable" weather. In fall, the Maritimes are at the mercy of a number of different air masses, which are regions of the atmosphere with unique temperature and moisture content, all jockeying for position across continental North America.
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".