Paying for parking on your own street isn't on the immediate horizon, but one councillor says the idea may hold some merit – if the revenues are re-invested directly into the community they come from. Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra, who sits on the Calgary Parking Authority (CPA) board of directors, said the idea holds potential as a “city-building tool,” if it’s properly administered. The plan would involve extending ParkPlus zones beyond the downtown core and into more residential neighbourhoods.
A group called "Save Calgary" has been soliciting donations and running advertisements on downtown billboards in a bid to unseat five members of Calgary city council — but it's unclear who's behind the campaign. Under Alberta's current laws, third-party groups like this one aren't subject to donation limits or required to disclose their donors. They don't even have to disclose their own identities, if they don't want to, as Save Calgary has been reluctant to do.
As Tropical Storm Harvey continued to pound southeastern Texas on Monday, the U.S. National Weather Service issued an ominous forecast. Some parts of Houston are now expected to receive an almost inconceivable 1.3 metres of rain, in total, by the time the storm finally blows through. To put that in perspective: It's nearly 17 times the amount of rain that fell on Calgary over a period of three days during the June 2013 flood.
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".