If drivers this weekend are trying to get around the city, it's best to avoid the area around the Turcot Interchange. Starting Friday, as of 11:30 p.m., several roads and ramps in the area will be closed for the entire weekend. If you're heading westward, take note that the westbound direction of Autoroute 720 will be completely closed between Exit 5 (Robert-Bourassa Blvd/Champlain Bridge/Victoria Bridge) and the Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Street entrance.
A large crowd is expected to gather Wednesday evening at Place Émilie-Gamelin in downtown Montreal, where Father Emmett "Pops" Johns was a longtime fixture, handing out hotdogs and condoms to youth living on the street. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be a two-hour vigil to pay tribute to the founder of Dans la rue, who died Saturday at the age of 89. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will be in attendance. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is also expected to be there.
Some commuters who ride the train every day say they should be compensated by the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) for the bad service and late trains they've had to deal with over the last few weeks. "It's been fairly frustrating," said Chad Ghalamzan, a Pointe-Claire resident who uses the RTM's Vaudreuil-Hudson line. "Something should considered for the extra time it's been taking passengers.
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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".