The city applied to the Ontario Parks Association’s Municipal Canada 150 Floral Display Competition for the flower bed on the corner of Ontario Street and Prince Charles Drive. Thursday Dave Steven, City of Welland landscape technician and lead hand of horticulture and cemeteries, Frank Reddon, Class A gardener, and Peter Boyce, Welland park manager, attended a ceremony in Toronto to receive the award. During a phone interview Thursday Steven said it was a big deal for the city to be recognized.
Welland Central United Church has welcomed a new minister to lead its congregation. Martha Lockwood, 55, took on the role at the beginning of August. But Lockwood, who is from Niagara, has been a minister since 1988. Lockwood first attended The University of Guelph in hopes of becoming a teacher, but she felt it wasn’t her true calling. After taking a class in pastoral studies, she knew her path was to become a minister. What attracted her to the career was the chance to give back.
Six months after Tim Benner found the words “n--ga lover” spray-painted on the walls of his teenage daughter’s room, racism continues to rear its ugly head. On Feb. 15, Benner discovered his home in Port Colborne had been broken into. The vandals had defaced family photos and destroyed floors and furniture. The target of what police said was a hate crime was Benner’s 16-year-old daughter Ruby Benner and her boyfriend Jayden Hannigan, who is black.
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".