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...
Gentrification in Gastown and Chinatown is alive and well, the latest Census figures on income reveal, with the area seeing the fourth-largest increase in median household incomes in Canada between 2005 and 2015, and the largest in B.C. Median income in the Census area, which is bordered by Main Street to the east, Pender to the south and Richards to the west, was slightly more than $27,000 in 2015. That's up from about $14,000 in 2005, when it was among the lowest in the province.
British Columbia is known for being one of the most expensive places to live in Canada, but household incomes in the province were below the national average, according to newly released Census figures. Median household income in B.C. — meaning half of households made more and half made less — was $69,995 in 2015, Statistics Canada figures show. This compares with $70,336 in Canada, $74,287 in Ontario and $93,835 in Alberta the same year. B.C.
Wildfires in B.C. this year have burned through the most territory of any year since 1961 and the summer is far from over. CBC News analyzed B.C. Wildfire data documenting every fire in the province since 1950. Here is what we found. Wildfires have burned through approximately 380,000 hectares, or 3,800 square kilometres of territory since March, which is a little larger than Metro Vancouver plus Abbotsford and Mission.
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".