A pungent smell has blanketed parts of White Rock over the past few weeks, triggering a wave of complaints. "To me, it smells mostly like gasoline or diesel fumes," said Mayor Wayne Baldwin. "But some people say it smells like the rotten egg smell that comes from natural gas." The City of White Rock confirms residents started noticing the odour around mid-December, garnering dozens of comments on its Facebook page this week. The City confirms Fortis B.C. has been investigating.
Strong reaction from the music industry this week after a man was tossed out of a concert in downtown Vancouver following a pro-Nazi gesture at a show last weekend. During one of the last songs, when most fans used their hands to make devil horns, one raised his arm in a Nazi salute. The man was told to leave but refused, so security escorted him out immediately. "That's totally not acceptable," said concert promoter Joey Hockin. "Naziism — not at my shows."
There have been many sleepless nights for Jan Kainer and other friends of Dianna Mah-Jones lately. Mah-Jones, along with her husband, Richard Jones, were found dead in their Marpole home almost a month ago in what police say was a homicide. There have been few answers in that time, which has been hard on Kainer and other members of Razzmatap, the tap dance group Mah-Jones once belonged to. "We talk almost every class, either before or after, just finding out how everybody's doing," she said.
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".