Canada’s economy may be en route to a more “realistic growth rate” after July’s gross domestic product numbers inched up slightly to 0.1% from June, according to a BMO economist. “The flat July GDP result represents a rare misstep for the Canadian economy in 2017,” BMO chief economist Doug Porter said in a note to investors after Statistics Canada released new data on Friday (September 29).
Vancouver’s housing affordability won’t be tamed, according to new data from RBC. The bank reports that it’s affordability measure for Vancouver climbed 2.6 percentage points in the second quarter of 2017 to retain its title as Canada’s most unaffordable market. RBC’s affordability measure calculates the proportion of median pre-tax household income required to service the costs of mortgage payments, property taxes and utilities based on the average market price for a detached home or condo.
On the latest show, Iain Black, CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, discusses expansion at the World Trade Centre. Then, Pierre Gratton, CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, discusses how a global transition to lower carbon emissions could present opportunities for the mining industry. Later, Ecoation CEO Saber Miresmailli discusses how his startup’s melding of technology and agriculture won top prize at this week’s New Ventures BC competition.
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".