You’d think a $490 ticket would get the point across. Ottawa Police say, during a distracted driving blitz Thursday evening, 39 people were ticketed for using their cell phones while driving. This blitz was only two hours long. Not only that, police say they saw even more distracted drivers, but they were so busy issuing tickets that some people slipped through the cracks. And it’s not like they were undercover or hiding.
A controversial 2017 film will not be screened at the Ottawa Public Library this Saturday. A group called ACT! for Canada had planned to rent a room in order to screen a movie called “Killing Europe” at the main branch downtown. A description of the film, by Danish ex-patriate Michael Hansen, says, “Terrorist attacks, riots, and gang rapes are striking at the very foundations of Europe.
Former Ottawa Rough Rider and long-time football coach Rick Sowieta has been posthumously awarded the 2017 Commissioner's Award at this year's CFL Awards. The award honours the person or group who have shown outstanding dedication to Canadian football. “When a team needed a coach, and especially if a program was in trouble, Rick would always step up," CFL Commissioner Randy Ambrosie said at the awards show at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa.
Generic 'wild animal in the city' headlines:
Moose on the loose
Llama on the lam (bonus, llama on the llam, or llama on the lloose)
Deer over here
Bear in City's hair
Caribou? Shoo, shoo!
Raccoon, across the sidewalk, is strewn.
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".