Don't be shocked if you see trucks watering city streets this winter. The city isn't icing the roads but doing the opposite by spraying salt brine as part of a new pilot project aimed at keeping roads clean and safe. "This is the way it's done in most cities across Canada, from St. John's, Newfoundland, to Toronto to Calgary," said Janet Tecklenborg, director of infrastructure operations, parks and roads services.
A professional Edmonton paintball team is at the top of their game after being crowned world cup champions at a tournament in Florida on Sunday. This is the second time Edmonton Impact has won the NXL Paintball World Cup, which took place from Nov. 2-5. Edmonton Impact was in a round robin tournament this weekend with 15 other teams. The team of 10 players made it to the finals, beating out another paintball powerhouse: the San Diego Dynasty.
Edmonton Oilers fans will tell you Wayne Gretzky and his teammates were the best there ever was but Montreal Canadiens fans will certainly argue that, as will many more fans of some of the NHL's most storied franchises. So, when the NHL embarked on trying to narrow down a list of the top 10 NHL teams of all time — a list that included three other '80s Oilers teams — it turned to its fans.
@Lieutenant_Eric Somewhere in TO, up high in a tower, there's a bean counter, sippin' on a Chestnut Praline Latte, giving zero flucks about cutting bait with one helluva beauty! Shitty to hear Fraser's gone, but onwards & upwards buddy...you're gonna be alright! #CocktailsForFraserTonight
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".