Halifax MP Andy Fillmore pulled out a $20 bill and a toonie out of his pocket Wednesday morning in a newly renovated section of Neptune Theatre, for which the federal government helped pay. The cash topped up Ottawa's latest funding for the theatre to an even $500,000. "Professional artists and performers need to have modern and efficient cultural spaces to present their work to audiences," said Fillmore. Halifax's Neptune Theatre just completed a two-year, $5.3-million renovation.
The federal government's planned beer tax increases will take an even bigger sip out of the profits of Canadian brewers â€” and that means beer drinkers will likely be paying more for their suds this spring. "As brewers, we certainly pay our fair share in tax and fees," said Brian Titus, president and general manager of Garrison Brewing. "In Nova Scotia, it's about 52 per cent of our price.
Two wooden fishing wharves, a pair of boat sheds and one boat have been destroyed by a fire in Lower Prospect, N.S. The first crew of firefighters arrived at the end of the Lower Prospect Branch Road shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday. "When we arrived, one wharf and one boat shed was already on fire, but it was spreading quickly to a neighbouring wharf as well," said Ola Legere, acting division commander with Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency.
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".