The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is looking into a citizen's contention the Taro industrial dump in upper Stoney Creek has taken in more waste than allowed by its licence. Paul Widmeyer, the Hamilton office's acting district manager, told members of the site's community liaison committee last week the matter has been referred to the ministry's approvals branch in Toronto for review.
Chris Krucker, who led the Save Our Spring delegation, said he believes the well’s land title requires the authority to maintain public access to the water “in perpetuity,” but is willing to collaborate with Ferguson and others to find a political solution. Krucker said his group’s survey of 350 well users found about half live within 10 kilometres and go there because their home’s water isn’t potable. Many people also prefer the water’s minerals, he said.
An extra 1,105 Hamilton public and Catholic students were experiencing school bus delays due to a driver shortage as the school year headed into its second week. Figures provided by the public board show a total of 2,519 students faced an average delay of 17 minutes as of Tuesday morning. That’s up from 1,414 on the first day of school on Sept. 5, when delays averaged 18 minutes. Public board chair Todd White attributed the worsening of delays to an increase in routes needing to be filled.
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".