Alberta should become a national leader in abandoning the practice of changing our clocks twice a year, Neil Hollands told a public hearing in Edmonton. "I could see Alberta being a leader in doing that," he told the hearing at the Federal Building Tuesday. "One of the problems with Alberta just doing it is that it does put us out of sync for half the year with some of the other jurisdictions." Hollands said he'd like to see a national discussion on time changes.
Edmonton's funicular will be taking people into and out of the river valley before winter, according to the City of Edmonton. "We're still on track to be opening up this fall," said Jesse Banford, director of facility infrastructure delivery. Banford said the city is looking at doing a grand opening some time after the election in October. "We're attending to the final touches," he said. "We're 90 to 95 per cent complete." The work is scheduled to be done by the end of December, he said.
Members of Edmonton's Chinese community again voiced objections Thursday to the city's proposal to open three safe-injection sites in inner-city neighbourhoods. City council's community and public services committee heard a report on plans for a public advisory committee on safe injection sites in a packed River Valley Room at city hall.
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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
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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".