The health authority for Vancouver Island hopes to replace the defunct helipad at the Tofino General Hospital in 2018. The helipad was taken out service in 2011 because it didn't meet Transport Canada standards. Patients who need an air ambulance must be transferred 20 minutes by road to the regional airport. "This is absolutely critical to the health services here in Tofino for the region as the only hospital on the island without an attached helipad," Osborne said.
A plea agreement has been reached with rock climbers on Vancouver Island who were fined thousands of dollars for illegal camping, but the fight over a popular climbing spot in Strathcona Park is far from over. Members of the Heathens Mountaineering Club have built trails and maintained climbing routes at Crest Creek in Strathcona Provincial Park since the 1980s. They stopped a few years ago because they found a new volunteer agreement required by B.C.
The B.C. Coroners Service is investigating after a woman in her early 50s drowned on Saturday while tubing on the Cowichan River on Vancouver Island. The woman was floating down the river near Marie Canyon when she became separated from her tube and was pulled into fast-moving water, the service said. Other people were able to pull the woman out of the water and emergency responders attempted life-saving measures. She was airlifted to hospital in Victoria but did not survive.
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".