Many of people are lucky to be alive, but it's been about more than luck for Tom Richards as he celebrates his 102nd birthday this week. He stops by Edmonton's Pilgrims Hospice every Wednesday. But this week they surprised him with a birthday lunch. As he sat at the head of a long table lined with staff and fellow seniors, balloons in the shape of the number 102 floated behind him. "To tell you the truth, I didn't think my 102nd birthday was very important, but all my friends did," Richards said.
An Alberta program that trains Indigenous women to become heavy equipment operators is being touted as a success by the province. Alberta NDP MLAs and officials behind the program spoke about it and posed for pictures on a worksite near Enoch Cree Nation Friday. Lenaya Houle has worked as a scaffolder in the oilfield for 11 years and is looking for a change. The single mother applied for the program and was one of 11 applicants chosen for it.
Veterinary clinics in the Edmonton area typically see euthanasia requests more than double each year after the holidays. It can be a sad time of year that takes its toll on pet owners, and on staff. Jesse Rudiger-Aasgard learned his 10-year-old Rottweiler, Hazel, had cancer just before Christmas 2015. He thought about euthanasia but chose not to make a decision until the holidays had passed, so he could have one last Christmas with his beloved dog. "I probably cherish it more," he said.
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".