WATCH: RCMP say the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island in Nanaimo has been hit by thieves harder than any other non-profit in the city. The theft of gasoline from vehicles and attempted break-and-enters has been an ongoing problem but it’s been on the increase. Kendall Hanson reports. Running vans and buses is crucial for the Boys & Girls Club of Central Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, as it helps the organization provide care for kids both before and after school.
WATCH: Despite two raids by Comox Valley RCMP within the first month of opening, the owner of a marijuana dispensary in Courtenay says he’s not planning on going anywhere. Kendall Hanson reports. The doors of Courtenay's first storefront cannabis dispensary were open Tuesday but not for business. Inside, there's no cannabis for sale and Leaf Compassion Dispensary says they won't even sell a shirt until they get a business license.
WATCH: A Chemainus woman is preparing to meet her birth father for the first time in her life. The 47-year-old was adopted as a baby and she has never met either of her birth parents.But with some online investigations, several phone calls and a DNA test, she is now planning to meet her father face-to-face later this month. Kendall Hanson reports. Shannon Peck has always wanted to find her birth parents. She's put effort into searching over the years but needed a break to identify her birth father.
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".