Vancouver Police have handed out close to 2,000 tickets for distracted driving in one month. The tickets were issued during the month of September, when police launched the Provincial Distracted Driving campaign aimed to crack down on that behaviour. READ MORE: NDP asks ICBC to look at high-tech solutions to distracted driving“The high number of tickets written during the campaign proves distracted driving is still a problem on Vancouver roads,” read a statement from police.
The needle epidemic in parks isn’t just a Vancouver issue and has hit close to home for a family in the Okanagan. Kylee Roman is speaking out after her six-year-old nephew Tal stepped on a used needle in Kelowna’s popular City park and it went through the bottom of his shoe. LISTEN: Steele & Drex speak to Kylee Roman about the incident“Oh my god, everyone [was freaking out], the parents, the grandparents, and me when I heard, everyone was just freaked out,” said Roman.
B.C. Attorney General David Eby is reaffirming that the province won’t push for an appeal of a recent decision in the Allan Schoenborn case. Schoenborn killed his three children in Merritt in 2008, but was found not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder. The Crown wanted him classified as a “high-risk accused,” a designation that would have lengthened the time between his review hearings and scrap any hope of him being given escorted daypasses.
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 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".