A couple of hours after the news broke that The Examiner had been sold to Metroland Media, I called up Lois Tuffin on the phone. Lois is my counterpart at Metroland's Peterborough This Week, and while we are somewhat friendly, we are very competitive rivals. In that short chat, we agreed to keep things that way. We both agreed that it's best for our papers and it's best for you, our readers. So while you may see some collaboration between our papers in the future, for now it's news as usual.
Kurt Dahl has likely heard it many, many times before -- that “make sure you have something to fall back on” cliche every professional musician hears all the time. In Dahl’s case, though, he really did. The drummer for Canadian rock band One Bad Son is also a practising lawyer, specializing in entertainment law. When he isn’t bashing along to the Saskatoon band’s hard-rock blowouts, he’s busy helping other musicians get a fair shake.
Peterborough is one of the only Canadian stops on Tomson Highway's Songs in the Key of Cree world tour. Toronto is the other. Why this little city? Largely the venue, he laughs. "I love to perform at Market Hall," Highway says. "They have a great piano."
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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)
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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
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".