Madeleine Cummings is a Canadian writer currently based in New York City. She grew up in Toronto and earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. Now she is completing her Master's of Journalism at Columbia University. She's also a distance runner and competes for Toronto Olympic Club.
A Sherwood Park resident who hunted Nazis during the Second World War and worked in the RCMP’s Security Service died of heart failure on Aug. 6 at the age of 93. Kenneth Curry was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada as a young child with his family in 1928. The family ran a farm in McCreary, Manitoba. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and participated in the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the liberation of Holland.
Skateboarding enthusiasts in Edmonton say the city needs more skateboarding parks to serve a growing number of people picking up the sport. Keith Allred, the acting president of the Edmonton Skateboard Association, has visited skate parks around the world and said Edmonton’s infrastructure pales in comparison to those in places like Malmö in Sweden, Copenhagen and California.
Pizza fans now have two new restaurants to check out in Edmonton. Die Pie (11215 Jasper Ave.) and Ripe Tomato Pizza (5051 Ellerslie Rd.) opened within a day of each other three weeks ago, but the similarities end there. Die Pie, owned by Neil Royale and his sister and brother-in-law, Karuna and Thomas Goodall, bills itself as Alberta’s first plant-based pizzeria. All of the cheese (except the “feta”) is gluten and soy-free, made from nuts or hemp.
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".