The Ontario budget this week opened the door for the City of Ottawa to impose a tax for travellers staying at hotels, bed and breakfasts and home-sharing services such as Airbnb, but Ottawa's mayor said the city needs to first hear from hoteliers. "Philosophically I don't have a difficulty with it," said Mayor Jim Watson. "We're not going to move unilaterally unless there's support from the hotel industry." "It is a bit of a divisive issue," he acknowledged.
Associations representing Ontario's hospitals, nurses and hospital employees all hope that today's Ontario budget will include the "major booster shot" promised by finance minister Charles Sousa. And they know how big they want that shot in the arm to be. The Ontario Hospital Association, Ontario Nurses' Association, Ontario Council of Health Unions and others have all asked for an increase to hospital spending in the neighbourhood of 5 per cent, or more than $800 million province-wide.
The Zibi development on the Ottawa River, which has divided the ten Algonquin First Nations, now has two more communities on its side. Timiskaming and Long Point, which are located in Quebec approximately seven hours northwest of Ottawa, have signed letters of intent with Windmill Developments.
Memories! Listening to @cbcallinaday broadcast today from Confed Park during Winterlude, I suddenly picture doing a “cub reporter” segment there for Brent in ‘02. I think assignment was: What lives in the canal? Might have been my first time on CBC :) @notrexmurphy@JoelBernbaum
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".