Six-year-old Connor Stanford tries out the rock climbing wall at Langford Fire Rescue's annual open house at hall one on Peatt Road on Sunday. More than 700 people stopped by for the event which included interactive demonstrations such using a fire hose, a fire extinguisher and taking rides on the department's fire truck or vodiac. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff). More than 700 people stopped by for Langford Fire Rescue's open house at the fire hall on Peatt Road on Sunday.
Well-known businesses woman Micky Fleming will be collecting donations for the Goldstream Food Bank in an unusual way this week. Fleming, the president and CEO of Cherish at Central Park, a senior living residence at the corner of Jacklin and Jenkins roads, will be placed in a cherry picker and will not come down until one ton of food has been collected for the food bank to help feed residents in need on the West Shore in time for Thanksgiving.
The Malahat is one step closer to having speed cameras installed on the popular Island highway. Earlier this week, the Cowichan Valley Regional District agreed to send a letter, along with the Capital Regional District (CRD) calling on the province to install interval-based speed cameras. “I was very pleased to see that political body has similar desires to explore a pilot project,” said Colin Plant, a Saanich councillor and chair of the CRD’s traffic safety commission.
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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 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".