Staff at Moncton's only two homesless shelters and a drop-in centre say the demand on their services is at a level not seen in years. Lisa Ryan, director of YMCA ReConnect, said the answer as to why more people are in need of homeless shelters and a drop-in centre is clear :"affordable housing, that is a huge piece missing." In the last few weeks, she said, "our numbers are skyrocketing." "Generally we'll see 20 to 25 people," she said.
A charity in Port Elgin is having the best kind of problem as it works to keep up with orders for its one-of-a-kind mittens. The fleece and wool mittens are completely made out of recycled sweaters and material. But not only do the warm, wooly mitts cut down on garbage, they also provide part-time employment for seven people in the rural area and help fund programs like the PEDVAC food bank, hot lunches for kids and literacy programs in the village of about 400 people.
As Moncton city councillors consider whether they've gone too far with cuts to the snow-clearing budget, some city staff say a new supply of road salt could be to blame. Residents in Moncton complained to councillors last week after unusually low temperatures and freezing rain left streets packed with snow and sidewalks that were treacherously icy. Coun.
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".