Standing on the pool deck, lifeguard Elaine Chubb had only been at work for five minutes when something small dropped down in front of her from the ceiling. It landed in the water of the leisure pool in which people were swimming. “A man handed it to me,” Chubb recalled Monday. “I stared at the patron for a second and went, ‘Oh no, what is this?’”Immediately, Chubb and the other six lifeguards at St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre sprang into action on that July 4 morning.
More than 300 people stood together Wednesday night in St. Catharines. The gathering in front of city hall drew a diverse crowd of all ages, races and backgrounds with a common purpose — to honour the victims in Charlottesville over the weekend and to speak out against extremism, fascism and white supremacy. “This matters a lot. It’s way too easy to do nothing,” said St. Catharines resident Alysha Braun, whose 12-year-old son Owen and nine-year-old daughter Annika came with their handmade signs.
Venomous snakes, alligators, scorpions and other dangerous creatures are being banned in Thorold under a newly adopted exotic animal bylaw that’s been years in the making. Owners of exotic pets — from cobras to black widow spiders — are allowed to keep the animals they currently have, but can’t breed them or acquire new ones. They must also register their animals with the city through an online form by Nov. 9. “I think it’s a good bylaw. It’s got teeth,” said Thorold Mayor Ted Luciani.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".