A new walking trail in Dartmouth's Shannon Park opens to the public this morning. The 1.2-kilometre Canada 150 Trail ends at a lookout near the MacKay Bridge with great views of the Halifax Harbour in both directions. Officials held a dedication ceremony at the trail on Oct. 26, but it remained closed after that as some of the fencing had to be replaced before the trail could be regularly used, the head of the project said.
The cost overrun on a review of Halifax's transportation network is being blamed on Bob Bjerke, the former chief planner. The work on the integrated mobility plan was supposed to total $350,000. The bill is now $550,000. The acting director of planning says the project did not get enough oversight. "The level of scrutiny that should have been there wasn't present," said Kelly Denty.
A provincial review of Nova Scotia's capped assessment program for municipal property taxes is still being debated, but municipalities will first have to sell the idea to wary Nova Scotians. The cap was introduced in 2005 to deal with unpredictable spikes in property assessments, particularly for waterfront properties. The current rules limit annual increases based on the consumer price index. The cap for 2017 was 1.4 per cent.
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".