Japanese homestay students Misa Shimuzu, left, and Seira Miyabe perform a dance at Nanaimo Alliance Church on Monday. Shimuzu and Miyabe are part of a group of 36 Japanese homestay students who spent the last two weeks in Nanaimo. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)Thirty-six Japanese homestay students said sayonara to the Harbour City during a going-away ceremony this week.
Trish Smith’s handcrafted wooden burl, Paleo dentriticus, seen on display at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre. The piece was heavily damaged at Maffeo Sutton Park earlier this year. (Photo contributed)It's a happy ending for an Island artist whose public artwork was seriously damaged in the Harbour City earlier this year. The piece had been on display at Maffeo Sutton Park and was part of the City of Nanaimo's 2017 temporary public art program.
The District of Lantzville on the hunt for a new fire chief. That’s because Lantzville Fire Rescue chief Rob Chatton has retired, according to Ronald Campbell, the district’s chief administrative officer. Campbell said the Lantzville’s deputy fire chief, John Marment, is now acting fire chief until a replacement can be found, adding that the district has a job posting for the position.
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".