Two weeks following the opening of the library’s upper level to create a temporary extreme weather shelter for Bowen’s homeless, a group calling itself the Bowen Emergency Shelter Team (BEST) is hoping that the board of Collins Hall will offer the space up for a shelter after it was initially turned down. Members of the group says this location is a good start, but not ideal and they want council’s support in finding a better long-term solution.
In the summer, The Undercurrent had the privilege of speaking with Laurie Gourlay of Cedar, BC, about his efforts to have the Salish Sea protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. He was getting close, with more than 15,000 signatures on his petition for the cause. With Canada’s 150th year soon coming to a close, Parks Canada is expected to reveal its list of potential Canadian sites. Sadly, Gourlay will not be able to see the Salish Sea on that list, as he died unexpectedly on November 14.
Last year students participating in the Outside 45 program at BICS took on the task of designing a more sustainable Bowen Island. This year, students are taking the project in a new direction by learning about challenges and barriers that exist to people of various ages on Bowen, and then re-designing it based on what they’ve learned.
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 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
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".