A heavy dump of snow uphill is helping Whistler Blackcomb open ski and snowboard season about a week early this year. The Whistler region has had snowfall in the forecast for much of the week, and more is expected to fall when the slopes open Friday. Staff at the mountain also said they'd had a "streak of prime snow making conditions" to add to the blanket of natural powder. Five lifts and gondolas will be operating and 20 runs open starting at 8:30 a.m.
The City of Port Coquitlam has issued a warning to the public after a cougar was spotted in a residential area this week. In a post on Facebook, city staff warned that the large cat was spotted near Blue Heron Crescent. There are several homes in the area and an elementary school located a few blocks away. Walking trails are located at the top of the crescent, so wildlife could easily walk through the treed areas unseen.
The B.C. NDP is making good on a pledge made by the previous government two years ago to open a mental health facility at the site of Riverview Hospital. Ground was broken at the site Friday as the premier touted a plan first released by the Liberals in 2015: a 105-bed, $100-million facility in Coquitlam. The centre will be used for treatment of adults with severe mental health challenges, with the goal of stabilizing illness and moving on to rehabilitation and recovery, the NDP said.
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".