I'm a data journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation based in Vancouver, Canada. I specialize in unearthing interesting datasets and turning them into exclusive stories for CBC's digital and broadcast platforms. I work on stories that are both national and regionally focused on Canada...
Vancouver's rental housing crisis has been well-documented, but the latest census figures reveal there are dozens of B.C. cities where higher proportions of tenants live in unaffordable housing. Just two of the 10 B.C. cities where more than half of renters live in unaffordable housing were in Metro Vancouver. In the City of Vancouver, 44 per cent of tenants do not have affordable rent.
Some people in Metro Vancouver had hundreds of trick-or-treaters stampede their doors and were out of candy by 8 p.m.Others loaded up on sweets and didn't get a single person. The difference seemed to be how decked out the houses were, according to the results of the CBC Vancouver and SFU City Program trick-or-treat count survey. Houses that reported decorations in the order of "Spooktacular" or "You can see it from space" were much more likely to report more than 300 trick-or-treaters.
Which Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods do the costumed candy seekers flock to and which do they flee from? You can see for yourself right here starting Halloween night. CBC Vancouver has teamed up with Simon Fraser University's City Program to put together a crowd-sourced map showing the region's Halloween hotspots. Homes in neighbourhoods such as East Vancouver's Trinity Street, the West Side's Douglas Park and New Westminster's Queen's Park have seen more than 1,000 trick-or-treaters in past years.
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".