Robert Hamm says he knows first-hand the importance of supporting the United Way Peterborough and District. The Peterborough man was a guest speaker Tuesday morning as the local United Way kicked off its 76th annual fundraising campaign. Hamm told the Evinrude Centre audience that for years he struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol. READ MORE: Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington United Way reveals 2017 fundraising goal“It started at 13 years old,” said Hamm.
In the wake of the destruction left by both Hurricane Harvey and Irma, the City of Peterborough is shoring up its stormwater infrastructure to reduce the risk of future flooding. Many climate change and environmental activists say these natural disasters could be the start of more severe weather patterns around the world. READ MORE: Expect more ‘extreme and unusual’ weather in 2017: reportThe City of Peterborough is no stranger to extreme flooding.
Peterborough city council has approved a bylaw banning large pet reptile species, like anacondas and Burmese pythons. Any type of snake longer than 3 meters is not allowed as a pet. READ MORE: Calgary friends find ball python in condo laundry room, name it T. Swift the snakeThe city has also lifted an old rule that allowed a limit of 3 exotic pets of the same species. Gord Perry, co-owner of House of Scales, says he’s happy with the changes.
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".