It’s Pride Week in Greater Sudbury, and as someone who came of age in the 1990s, it’s incredible to see how the LGBTQ+ community has gone from persecuted and marginalized to embraced and normalized by the majority of mainstream society. At Pride events, communities across Canada celebrate the strides we’ve made together as a society when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights. The progress is just amazing. That progress was hammered home to me in a very personal way in recent years.
Anyone who was at the stellar show by headliner — and icon — Buffy Sainte-Marie at the opening night of Northern Lights Festival Boréal was likely blown away. Not only did Sainte-Marie give a command performance, but Iqaluit band Jerry Cans did, too, and Sudbury group No Reservations hit the stage for an incredible reunion show 15 years in the making. It was a night for First Nations musicians to shine. But as powerful as the performances were, there was a touch of melancholy as well.
David Hache couldn’t believe his eyes the first time he saw the woman beat her dog. He and his girlfriend sat there, stunned, while she rained blows down onto the cowering animal. Hache and his girlfriend left shortly afterwards, still in shock, he said. “She just viciously beat that dog in front of us,” he said.
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".