Vancouver-based jazz singer Maya Rae will try to bring her good vibes to the stage at the Nanaimo Marine Festival this Saturday (July 22), one of numerous acts who will provide a soundtrack to Bathtub weekend. Rae will be performing for free on the Paradise Island Main Stage inside the park. "I am super excited. I've never played in Nanaimo before so it's a new experience for me," Rae said. The Vancouver-based musician is just one of a handful of singers and bands rotating onto the stages.
Protesters gather at Linley Road and Hammond Bay Road on July 6. The protesters were calling for the reopening of Linley Road, which had been closed due to a new subdivision. The City of Nanaimo says Linley Road will reopen in the near future. (NICHOLAS PESCOD/NEWS BULLETIN)Linley Road will stay open after all. Earlier this month, dozens of residents protested the permanent closure of a 30-metre stretch of Linley Road that connects onto Hammond Bay.
The beach at Yellow Point Lodge in Nanaimo. Vancouver Island was named the best island in Canada by Travel and Leisure Magazine for 2017. (NEWS BULLETIN file)You don't have to go far to find the best island in Canada. Vancouver Island was named the best island in Canada in 2017 by Travel and Leisure Magazine's annual World's Best Awards. The results are determined by readers, who vote on the best islands, cities, hotels, airports and places throughout the world.
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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".