Brockville’s council will vote next week on joining calls for the widening of Highway 401 to six lanes in Eastern Ontario. Council’s finance, administration and operations committee on Tuesday recommended the full council back the motion at its regular meeting Jan. 23. The call to widen the highway began as a economic development discussion, given the 401’s importance, Mayor David Henderson told the committee. “At the same time the safety factor was evolving,” he added.
What would you do if you were trapped, with a group of your best friends, inside Brockville’s railway caboose? Locals and visitors alike may get to answer that question later this year if city council backs a proposal to turn the vintage rail attraction into an escape room. The proposal is yet another example of the popularity of an even bigger attraction located next to the caboose, the city’s newly restored railway tunnel, says that project’s champion on city council.
Brockville’s Transcom call centre will close before the end of March, putting some 80 people out of work. Some of those people might find new jobs in a different, work-at-home arrangement, but it was unclear Monday how many of the local workers might be rehired. Company officials broke the news to employees at the Strowger Boulevard facility on Monday. The company is also closing its other remaining Ontario call centre in Barrie.
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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".