Plant enemy No. 1 in Southwestern Ontario has met its match in St. Thomas. Thanks to the work of a select committee, St. Thomas is 90 per cent free of phragmites, an invasive plant that reproduces so prolifically it quickly chokes out native species. That’s no small feat — much of the rest of region is struggling to keep the weed at bay. Because once phragmites appear, they’re very hard to get rid of.
Remuneration will change for the new mayor that is elected in 2018. The salary is being adjusted basically looking at market comparators for similar size municipalities, said Graham Dart, human resources director. “The mayor is part-time and so we’d look at a municipality that’s similar to us with a mayor as a part time, same for councillors,” Dart said. Dart said the biggest change will come for the mayor with additional compensation of about $5,700 per year.
A new capital funding program from the province could send two additional child care centres to St. Thomas. The program from the Ministry of Education will provide up to $157 million province-wide in funding over the next two years for new child care buildings, renovations and retrofits. The push is to create 5,000 new licensed child care spaces in Ontario for children ages zero to four-years-old.
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".