This week, the heavyweights come to town. I don't mean boxing but politics. MLA Mike Morris is hosting the 15th annual B.C. Natural Resources Forum. This is a legacy event started by Pat Bell when he was in government. It is a major congregation of individuals including the likes of Daniel Muzyka, president and CEO of the Conference Board of Canada and Natural Resources Minister James Gordon Carr. Premier John Horgan is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at the luncheon on Wednesday.
At this time of year, Christmas can't help but be on everyone's mind. Santa Claus bringing all sorts of wonderful things to good boys and girls. Reindeer prancing and pawing on the roof. Christmas trees ornately dressed, just waiting for their final garnish of packages and presents. Even the weather appears to be cooperating, hiding the drab grays of our city in a frosting of snow under a glorious winter sun.
Dear Santa,Hi. How are you? I hope you and Mrs. Claus had a very good year. I hope the reindeer are in good health and everything is going well at the North Pole. Are the elves working really hard on presents for all the good boys and girls? I know it is only a week before Christmas, but I thought I would send you some suggestions for Christmas presents, if you don't mind. For John Horgan, I was wondering if you would please get him a majority government in some fashion or form.
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".