Saving land for agriculture is more important than ever. That’s the view of Harold Steves and Richard Bullock, two experts who have been touring the province talking about what they see as a desperate need to continue and enhance the Agricultural Land Reserve in B.C. Steves (a longtime Richmond councillor and an MLA in the early 1970s, who helped establish the ALR) says there’s a real need to face down increasing pressures from developers.
The 20th annual Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock cycle tour of Vancouver Island will hit Cowichan Tuesday morning, Oct. 3 with a visit in Chemainus and remain in the Valley until Wednesday morning, Oct. 4 when the group of enthusiastic bike riders will head out to tackle the Malahat. The police and media riders will be at the Chemainus Legion at 9775 Chemainus Rd. from 8:17 a.m. to 9 a.m. for a community breakfast, then they ride to Chemainus Elementary School, arriving at 9:05 and leaving at 9:18.
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are looking for help from the public in locating Brian Joseph Trudell. The 53-year-old man is white, 5 foot 7, and weighs 181 pounds. He has hazel eyes and greying hair. "Recent communication with Mr. Trudell has been sporadic at best and his family is very concerned for his welfare," stated North Cowichan/Duncan detachment spokeswoman Cpl. Krista Hobday. "It is believed that he may be travelling from the Duncan area to North Vancouver.
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".