Thousands of people across southern B.C. gathered outside on Monday to watch one of the best showings of the solar eclipse in the country. The eclipse started at approximately 9:10 a.m. PT and peaked at 10:37 a.m. PT when about 86 per cent of the sun was obscured by the moon's shadow. By 11:20 a.m., the moon had passed through and it was all over on the West Coast. If you missed the full two hour experience, you can watch the sped up version in the in video above.
Political pundits and critics are raising questions about the future of a billion dollar fund sitting in the City of Burnaby's financial reserves. The third largest city in B.C. has accumulated more than $1 billion in reserve funding after years of investments, land sales and by cashing in on the recent development boom in the region. Community benefits, much of it in the form of cash, have been coughed up by developers in exchange for building homes with more density.
The lure of cashing in on pricey real estate has fuelled Chevron's latest decision to sell another five of its gas stations in Vancouver. On Thursday, a spokesperson confirmed the closures of five more locations, all on the west side of the city. "The economics of the land value really is what's driving the decision to divest," said Adrien Byrne who oversees public affairs at the gas company.
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".