A new book about the role women played in developing the ranching industry is about to hit the shelves. Ranching Women in Southern Alberta started off as a thesis for Rachel Herbert, whose family has deep ranching roots in the Nanton area. She was looking for information on the subject and realized there wasn't any. "The book is based on the research I did for my masters thesis in history," she said.
One local mayor has decided not to toss his hat into the ring for another round. Nanton Mayor Rick Everett says he had to decide if he had the energy to go for four more years. "I've given a lot of my personal time, and my families time to the town, because I love the town," said Everett, "And I thought it was time for me to spend some time with my family, to catch up on some of my hobbies that I backed off on for four years and finally maybe retire."
Historians at Bomber Command Museum in Nanton are thrilled with their latest find. They now have a very rare H2S Dome for the Lancaster Bomber which fits on the bottom of the fuselage behind the bomb-bay that housed a downward-looking radar transmitter/receiver unit. An Edmonton area farmer used it for decades as a mini-greenhouse to give his rhubarb an early start. Director Dan Fox says it does need a few repairs though.
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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 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
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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".