Gladys Chapman was just 12 years old when she died. The young girl from B.C.’s Spuzzum First Nation was taken from her parents and sent to Kamloops Indian Residential School in 1926 when she was seven. The school was 250 kilometres away from home and the kids sometimes didn’t even get to see their families at Christmas. Each child got an identical haircut and was assigned a number.
Former Vancouver school trustee and long-time chair Patti Bacchus says she is considering running for the city council seat vacated by Geoff Meggs, who has been appointed John Horgan’s chief of staff. The city will be holding a byelection, likely sometime this fall. The byelection could be an early indication of voters’ moods in advance of the next civic election, to be held November 2018.
In a new twist on funding that has been curious since the get go, the Vancouver School Board appears to have lost out on $22 million to hire approximately 75 teachers. In March, the government allotted the VSB $57 million to hire new teachers to make classes smaller and improve services to students with special needs. Last week, the Ministry of Education quietly announced the confirmed allotments for each district, stating that Vancouver now gets just $35 million.
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".