Some people displaced by wildfires aren't just worried about their homes; entrepreneurs are worried about the fate of the businesses they've left behind. The B.C. Economic Development Association is hoping to help those businesspeople with a toll-free hotline to give them advice and direction on how to get back on their feet.
Traffic on the Malahat Highway experienced major delays last weekend and some drivers want to see changes to the construction work at the root of the problem. A director with the Ministry of Transportation says as work continues on improvements to the highway, delays will happen; but acknowledged last weekend's were far too long. "This is a construction project so there will be some delays," Janelle Erwin told All Points West host Jason D'Souza.
In a province that routinely has major wildfires, emergency management consultant Jim Lamorte is surprised more people haven't been killed. Lamorte fears that could change given the reluctance of some British Columbians to obey evacuation orders to stay and protect their properties. "I do hear people say from time to time they're going to stay behind and protect their home," he said. "It may be tempting to do that, but their experience with wildfire may be no more than a campfire.
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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)
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".