Watch as Colwood Mayor Carol Hamilton (left), View Royal Mayor David Screech and Goldstream News Gazette editor Katie Engqvist are experience a significant earthquake in Colwood. Have you ever wondering what it would be like to experience a significant earthquake? Well, today you can. The Shake Zone earthquake simulator is in Colwood from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday outside of the front entrance to the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre (1767 Island Hwy.).
The Navigation Protection Act (that's the law that should give all Canadians the right to paddle up and down this land's waterways) is being reviewed by the federal government. In recent years, 99 per cent of Canada's waterways lost navigation protection under the act. Unless our waterways have full legal protection we'll all lose our right to enjoy and play in streams, rivers, lakes and oceans. Long lasting decisions are being made about our basic right to explore this country by kayak and canoe.
Two new portables were recently moved onto the grounds of Millstream Elementary School in Langford. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)Enrolment numbers in the Sooke School District are higher than anticipated but the exact figures will have to be determined later in the fall. "Right now it's very tight, particularly at the high schools … It's higher than we projected," said SD62 superintendent Jim Cambridge. "But we're not sure what that will look like … We never really know."
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".