The union representing BC Teachers is welcoming the prospect of a Royal Commission on Education. But the BC Teachers Federation also says it’s taking the BC Liberals’ pledge to convene the public inquiry, like every other promise in Thursday’s Throne Speech, with a grain of salt. BCTF President Glen Hansman says the last review of B.C.’s education system was 30 years ago, and a new one could shape education in the province for decades to come.
Rescue teams are being kept on their toes as the first official weekend of summer rolls in. North Shore Rescue was in the middle of helicopter training just before 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon when police told them of a lost hiker on Mount Seymour. Team leader Mike Danks said the woman in her 20s was near the Goldie Lake area but became disoriented and lost the trail in the snow. “We’re really stressing to people to wear proper footwear for snow still. That’s an issue.
Crews have fully contained a 36 hectare wildfire burning in the Cariboo. But Fire Information Officer Natasha Broznitsky says the wildfire, which is about 50 kilometres northwest of 100 Mile House, is still cause for concern. “We’re also still classifying this fire as ‘out of control,’ and this is because we cannot say that we’re confident it won’t spread beyond our control lines at this time.”The fire was discovered Friday, and the BC Widlfire Service says its cause is still under investigation.
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 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
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".