Water is permanently etched in Vancouver’s identity. Ocean waves lap the shores of the south coast, a rainforest provides our city’s breathtaking backdrop, and radiant lakes and reservoirs dot the surrounding region providing places to hike, swim and fish. Why then are we so miserly when it comes to making water freely available on our streets? Vancouver has far too few publicly available drinking water fountains, and those that we have are often poorly maintained.
The home of glam rock’s greatest air-punching anthems*Cinder blocks blanked by a coat of latex beige. Bland and unidentifiable over any back alley walls nearby. Laying between Fairview’s condo-encrusted slopes and downmarket Mount Pleasant are warehouses – rows of them. A plethora of non-descript companies exist here: printers, computer wholesalers, couriers. Only the strong aroma provided by a coffee company stands out, and it is something unique on streets full of sameness.
“This is something I’d like to see.” It was an innocent-sounding quote by former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan, now a B.C. government minister responsible for matters relating to local government. After speaking with Sullivan on Monday, Vancouver Courier reporter Mike Howell broke the news that the B.C. Liberals’ proposed ban corporate and union donations may also apply to municipal politics, in addition to provincial election campaigns.
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".