The provincial auditor Judy Ferguson has released her latest report which examined operations at 170 government ministries, Crowns and health authorities. The report shows that Saskatchewan has the second highest number of sick days per year among federal, provincial and municipal government employees across the country. The average civil servant misses 10.6 days of work per year. It’s worse in the health care system where the average worker misses 14 days of work.
An iPad that was lost two years ago is back in the hands of Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall. The Premier had given up hope of ever finding it, until it showed up for sale, and someone realized who it belonged to. "I forgot to put stuff back in the truck, and noticed two hours later that I didn't have my iPad. And we pinged it, we did the iPad search and we could see it for a while where it was roughly here, but then we just couldn't find it,” Wall told CTV News.
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere says he's willing to open the discussion on a city transit route to the airport. Regina is the only major city in Canada without a transit link to the airport. The recent relocation of the Greyhound bus depot to the airport has heightened the need for public transit. Some Greyhound passengers CTV talked to say they are surprised that there is no transit connection into the city.
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".