Wind gusts up to 80 km/h knocked out power Sunday morning to more than 30,000 BC Hydro customers on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and the Lower Mainland. The wind also cancelled or delayed BC Ferries sailings on the major routes and sailings to the Gulf Islands and the Sunshine Coast. The next sailing from Swartz Bay is expected at 11 am. Click here for the latest service notices from BC Ferries.
Cars buried in snow at Mount Washington. Courtesy Ian HaysomA statement on the Mount Washington Alpine Resort website says the ski hill is closed today, January 21st due to heavy snow and high risk of avalanche. Travellers are advised not drive on the road to the resort. Mount Washington has received 80 cm of new snow overnight and 105 cm in the last 24 hours. Mount Cain, which received 90 cm of snow in the last 24 hours, is open and all lifts are operating.
The winter solstice officially arrives at 8:28 a.m. Pacific Time on Dec. 21. Thursday is also the shortest day of the year. Here’s how many hours of daylight you can expect:The days begin to get longer after Dec. 21 – but only by seconds per day initially at our latitude on southern Vancouver Island. While Dec. 21 is the shortest day, the earliest sunsets of the year already occurred last week.
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".