A new art project will tell the stories of Edmonton's diverse communities on the walls of LRT stations. As one of the city's Canada 150 legacy projects, the goal of Paint the Rails is to delve into Edmonton's historical milestones, said Maigan van der Giessen of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, who is the creative lead. "Some of them are not pretty stories. Some of them are really uplifting things where we've done really well," said van der Giessen.
A temporary foreign worker who was left quadriplegic after a traffic accident in Edmonton five years ago has been granted permanent residency in Canada. "This was the last resort I had. I'm so glad that they finally considered everything," said Vicky Venancio, 31, on Wednesday. "I wanted to jump but I cannot jump. I'm so happy." Venancio moved to Edmonton as a temporary foreign worker from the Philippines in 2011 with a job at McDonald's.
Conditions in the Smoky River in northwest Alberta can change quickly. But what happened on Friday night even caught the Tschetter family, who have been swimming in the river for years, off guard. Perched on a protruding rock, Anita Tschetter saw her younger cousins, Jerald and Lisa Tschetter, suddenly struggling against the undertow. Jerald's brother, Ryan Tschetter, jumped in and rescued Lisa. Anita tried to rush to Jerald's aid.
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".