Revenue from provincial highway traffic fines on P.E.I. took a dip last year for the first time in four years. The money comes from fines handed out by RCMP and municipal police forces on P.E.I. for violations such as speeding, cell phone use, and failing to wear a seatbelt. In 2012-13 revenue from fines was $868,000. That jumped to more than a million dollars the following year and rose steadily over the next few years until 2015-16 when fines totalled $1,071,000.
The P.E.I. Court of Appeal has ordered a former vice-principal to pay more than $150,000 in legal costs after losing an appeal to the P.E.I. Teachers' Federation. Jo-Anne Lanigan sued the federation claiming it failed to represent her in a dispute she had with her employer at the time, the Eastern School District. Lanigan was a Grade 2 teacher and vice-principal at a rural school and her disagreement with the union dates back to 2010. The judge hearing that case ruled in her favour in 2015.
WARNING: This story contains details that some may find disturbing. Paul Wilfred Manning, 47, was sentenced Thursday to two years in jail for sexual assault and exposing himself to a child under the age of 14. The Kings County man was sentenced in Georgetown Provincial Court. Manning was arrested in October 2016 and pleaded not guilty to all six original charges. He went on trial in March and the judge found him guilty on two of the charges.
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".