The campaign trail in Victoria-The Lakes is a long one. Spanning rural Cape Breton Island from Eskasoni to Bras d'Or and along the Cabot Trail up the coast to Bay St. Lawrence, there's a lot of pavement to cover. Luckily, said Liberal candidate Pam Eyking, she's been focusing on roads for her past 3½ years in office. Eyking slipped into provincial politics for the first time in 2013 with a narrow win, upsetting Progressive Conservative Keith Bain's seven-year run as MLA.
A community group working to reclaim waterfront green space in North Sydney, N.S., says its hands are tied without further support. The Victory Park Society, a 10-member board of local residents, announced plans last fall to turn a vacant section of North Sydney waterfront into a recreational and commercial green space. The proposed site is comprised of multiple plots of privately owned land, which makes for a complicated buy.
After multiple strokes, near-death brain surgeries and learning to walk, speak, eat and write again, it's incredible that Rita Finney can still lift her paintbrush. But the 92-year-old woman still has some canvas left to colour. Finney lost her husband, George, to lung cancer in the late '80s. After he died, she was feeling acutely alone in their Sydney Mines, N.S., home. One day while taking shelter from a snowstorm, she had a moment of artistic reflection.
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".