Park board staff say they would welcome more funding to help keep parks clean of needles but a housing and drug-reform advocate says more drastic action, like setting up overdose prevention sites in parks, is needed to tackle the source of the problem. Vancouver city council and park board are scheduled to discuss motions in two weeks that would give the board more resources to deal with ongoing complaints about drug paraphernalia in parks. In their motions, Coun. George Affleck and Comm.
Two local politicians say the park board needs more resources to deal with an increasing number of needles and garbage in Vancouver’s downtown parks. A number of resident groups have complained in recent months about the presence of needles and drug paraphernalia in Andy Livingstone, Creekside, and Hinge parks. Boosting the number of patrols would help keep the parks clean and safe, said Non-Partisan Association Coun. George Affleck. “It's not just needles – it's garbage, it's everything.
Would you pay $600,000 to house your car? A Canadian developer is banking on the very rich spending that kind of money for a luxury car storage building in Richmond. It appears there are enough interested people to warrant the project – about 80 per cent of the units have already been sold, according to the Trove website. Construction is slated for completion by 2019, according to a spokesperson for the developer, Hungerford Properties. Base units, at 1,000 sq.
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".