Anna Saraiva is in tears after a painful stretching session in the living room of her family's home in Mountain, Ont., just south of Ottawa. Anna's mother, Filipa, offers her daughter her white bunny to stroke. "Here's Evie, now open your hands and pet her," Filipa prompts the girl. Anna's tears melt into a smile as she holds the animal, and she begins to make happy sounds. The 14-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is non-verbal and uses a wheelchair.
An Ottawa judge released a mentally ill man from custody Friday, saying he had languished in jail for more than 200 days because the healthcare system failed to find him a secure home. Justice Peter Doody of the Ontario Court of Justice made the comments during Kevin Coleman's sentencing. "The health system failed Mr. Coleman," said Doody. "That was wrong and we should do better."
The delay in the opening of the Confederation Line of Ottawa's light rail network comes as little surprise to some transit riders and several businesses in the downtown core. Transit manager John Manconi told a city committee Tuesday that the 12.5-kilometre rail system from Blair Station to Tunney's Pasture will now open at the end of November 2018 — six months after Rideau Transit Group (RTG), the consortium building it, was supposed to hand over the keys.
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".