Validere is a Toronto and Calgary-based startup that builds in-the-field testing solutions for the energy market. The company provides software and connected hardware that reduces operator errors in crude oil testing. After attending Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator program and raising financing from Canadian and Silicon Valley investors, Burgess and Ahmad are focusing on scaling up their products and growing sales on both sides of the border.
If you come, they will build it. That seems to be in the case in Saskatoon, where a study found the downtown population isn’t large enough to support a grocery store. The number of residents living downtown currently stands at around 3,400, while more than 17,000 people commute to the downtown every day to work. The study was done for the city by the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA) to gauge the grocery industry’s interest in setting up shop downtown.
Canadians love their tipple — they’re just not imbibing as much at bars and restaurants. According to Statistics Canada, Canadians spent $22.1 billion on alcohol at retail outlets in the year ending March 31, 2016, a 3.5-per cent increase from the same period a year earlier. From the total, $9.2 billion was spent on beer, $7 billion on wine and $5.1 billion on spirits. The remaining $800 million was spent on ciders, coolers and other alcoholic drinks.
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 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
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".