The quick actions of a homeowner prevented an electrical fire from spreading Friday morning. Langford Fire Chief Chris Aubrey said crews were called to a house near Bellamy Road and Phelps Avenue just after 11 a.m. after an electrical panel caught fire. Tenants were renting the home but had recently moved out and the owner was doing some work to prepare the home to be moved or demolished. He turned on the power and the fire caught.
Some Langford residents are still having campfires despite the province-wide ban. (Black Press file photo)After a string of campfire related calls and requests for permits, Langford Fire Rescue is reminding residents about a province-wide fire ban. "We're a little concerned people aren't quite understanding the ban," said Langford Fire Chief Chris Aubrey.
Carol Stevens plays word bingo with a group of children at Savory elementary on the last day of the school year for the Rotary-sponsored BEAR program. Sometimes kids just need a little extra help. And that's just what a group of students struggling with reading at Savory elementary in Langford have been getting thanks to a group of volunteers from the Rotary Club of West Shore. "We're hoping it'll give them a better attitude about reading," said Rotarian Carol Stevens, who co-ordinated the program.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".