Andy Thomson combs through dozens of envelopes stacked chronologically in an aging golden florentine box. The family heirloom was passed onto him by a cousin at their family home in Sudbury, Ont. It contains 150 wartime letters from an uncle he barely knew, but has been able to form a connection with thanks to the messages. "Right now my tail gunner is battling away on the piano and every now and again he is playing 'Yours,' which just about makes me weep," one letters reads.
Anastasia Cywink remembers her older sister Sonya Nadine as the sibling who was always the first one to try things. "First one to jump in the lake in the morning or first one to try out smoking a cigarette," Cywink said with a laugh. "She was full of life." Sonya also loved to write letters and poetry, according to Cywink. Sonya was the second-youngest of 13 siblings from Whitefish River First Nation near Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario. Sonya's name means the "whirlwind woman" in Anishinabek.
Zane Aguonia said his last conversation with his best friend, Cheyenne Marie Fox, was about her plans to travel back home to Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario from Toronto to visit their son. Fox died later that same day, on the evening of April 25, 2013. Her body was found below a Toronto highrise, where she landed after plunging from the 24th floor"I was in utter shock," Aguonia said. "I didn't believe it."
Families in Saskatoon have established the first of its kind community aftercare centre in the city’s Indian and Metis Friendship Centre. There’s art supplies, elders available to speak with, daycare, and entertainment for young and old. #mmiwg#saskhttps://t.co/kcSMwLfOw3
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".