Richmond city council will be asking the B.C. government to stop work on the George Massey Tunnel replacement until other options are looked at, including twinning the tunnel. Council voted 8 to 1 on Monday night to call on Premier John Horgan to consider whether the tunnel, which opened to traffic in 1959, should be twinned rather than replaced with a new 10-lane bridge. "We think there are other solutions," said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
A Vancouver city councillor has put forward a motion calling for a ban on the sale of puppies, kittens, and bunnies at retail pet stores. Vancouver Councillor Heather Deal says when pets are sold in retail stores it can be difficult to assess the breeding conditions, especially if they come from Asia or the United States.
It's an ambitious campaign. The Strathcona Business Association hope to make East Hastings into the most walkable street in Vancouver by 2021 by promoting local businesses and beautifying the neighbourhood. "We're really excited," said Tammy Tsang who is a board member with the Strathcona Business Improvement Association. The group is promoting the "Walk Strathcona Summer Series" as part of its plan to make the area more walkable.
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".