Thousands of wildfire evacuees from the Williams Lake, B.C. area are finally being allowed to return home, but officials warn they should be ready to leave again at a moment’s notice. An evacuation order issued July 15 for the city and surrounding communities, including Sugarcane, 150 Mile House, Fox Mountain, Esler, Pine Valley and Springhouse, was lifted on Thursday. "On behalf of the City of Williams Lake, it is my pleasure to welcome you home," Mayor Walt Cobb said at a news conference.
Thousands of residents of an area evacuated nearly two weeks ago are finally permitted to return home, but officials warn that those heading back to Williams Lake, B.C. should be ready to leave again. An evacuation order issued for the city and surrounding communities on July 15 was lifted Wednesday, officials said. Mayor Walt Cobb said the decision to lift the order wasn't easy, but that the risk was evaluated and deemed to be low.
A review of the City of Vancouver's response to an unusually snowy winter has staff suggesting council free up more funds for road maintenance and revisit old penalties for rule breakers. The city's general manager of engineering services submitted a report to city council on Wednesday suggesting several changes be made to prevent issues that arouse during the winter of 2016-17.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".