WATCH: The number of people chronically homeless in Victoria is down but officials say the overall need is actually greater than ever. Tess van Straaten reports. You don't have to look very hard to see that homelessness is a big problem in Victoria. "It's pretty hard to find housing and with the length of time I've been on the street I could probably have built a house," says Robert, who was camping at a make-shift homeless camp at Topaz Park and asked that his last name not be used.
WATCH: Parents are shocked a suspended Victoria teacher will be back in the classroom next term and some are taking drastic action. Tess van Straaten has the CHEK news exclusive. Just two weeks into the school year, some Victoria parents are already raising concerns about a suspended teacher. "I just can't believe this teacher is being allowed back in the classroom," says Victoria High School parent Nevin Thompson. "That's distressing for any parent — will this teacher be teaching my son?"
WATCH: A heartbroken family calls on new B.C. NDP government for help in Métis toddler case after the Ministry of Children and Families refuses to recognize Aboriginal adoption. Tess van Straaten has the CHEK News exclusive. A former Vancouver Island couple has spent the last year fighting to get their daughter back. "It's the first thing on your mind, the last thing on your mind and pretty much every minute in between you're wondering, how is she doing?"
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".