St. Marys public works staff have a new way of patching the town's roads, and they're pretty excited about it. “This truck? Oh, it's the cat's ass,” roads supervisor Todd Thibodeau said with a smile. Their new snow plow truck, which arrived last month, has been outfitted to apply hot asphalt for temporary road fixes. So far it's proven to be much more efficient than the traditional method of shovelling the hot material by hand.
South West Ontario Veterinary Services' new building in Wright Business Park has been up and running since February, but it took some time to settle in. Nearly eight months later, the business' brass felt ready to shine a light on their new digs. “It took this long to get the pictures hung, because when we moved in we just threw stuff down and got back to work,” Greg Wideman, one of 10 owners of the new building on 500 Wright Boulevard, said during an open house Friday afternoon.
For the third straight month, residential real estate prices dropped in Huron and Perth counties. The average sale price – $295,289 – fell by 1.8 per cent in August compared to July, when seasonally adjusted. That number also came in 1.5 per cent lower than June and 7.5 per cent less than May, which was the hottest month of the year by far. However, it still represents a 3.2-per-cent increase compared to August 2016.
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".