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Keyword search tips

Most of the time entering a keyword like "campfires" or "bake ovens" or "permits" will get you started just fine. But here are some simple operators you can experiment with to refine your search (think of these as a tiny query language).

Operator Meaning Example Finds
+ AND operator; word must be included; use this most of the time +apples +oranges both "apples" and "oranges" must be found in the same document.
- NOT operator; word must not be included apples -oranges "apples" must be found without the word "oranges".
* wild card (must be appended to the end) camp* camp, camps, campfire, campfires, Campbell
<blank> absence of an operator is interpreted as OR; any document with the word will be found apples oranges any document with either "apples" or "oranges" will be found
"<phrase>" exact phrase; words enclosed in double quotes must be found exactly "orange apples" the phrase "orange apples" must be found
(<term>) grouping; search terms in parentheses are evaluated separately +bananas +(apples oranges) find "bananas" with either "apples" or "oranges"

Note that keywords less than four characters long are ignored.

Keywords are searched in the Title, Caption, Location, Description, and Body of documents.

Keyword search does not look for the root of plurals. So "campfires" will not find "campfire", nor will "campfire" find "campfires". To find both use "campfire*".

Some (very commonly used) keywords are ignored altogether. These are called "stopwords". For a list see stopwords.

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Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Personal opinions   Setup: 27-Aug-2012 by Henrik Bechmann [5716 ];

• These are the personal reflections of Henrik Bechmann, who has been watching developments around Ward 18 for quite a few years. Although Henrik is the webmaster of this website, these blogs are entirely his personal views.

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Future of Recreation  Motherhood and Apple Pie

Description: City's Community Development and Recreation Committee hears expert panel on Future of Recreation in Toronto

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 19-Sep-2012 [6748]

Wanna bleach your kids? Take them to a city wading pool.  An alternative to soap

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 19-Sep-2012 [6749]

What's in a number (or two)?  Fidgeting or fear?

Description: It all worked out in the end, trying to get a couple of water quality readings for a Ward 18 wading pool, but the journey was a bit odd.

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 01-Sep-2012 [5737]

Follow the Money

Description: PFR is rumored to be reducing Ward 18 parks and skating budgets to increase its administrative budget. Sound familiar?

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 23-Aug-2012 [5710]

Irony, Dysfunction, and Delusion

Description: PFR is "taking back" Dufferin for safety and clarity. The opposite will happen.

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 23-Aug-2012 [5709]

My Take on the look of the Ward 18 Conservancy

Description: The buzz is that there's lots of confusion. There needn't be.

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog

Date: 19-Aug-2012 [5694]

Ward 18 Wading Pools: Triumph of Technocracy over Reason (1)

Description: An initiative by a wading pool worker to set up a craft table for kids (while the pool was empty) is declared dangerous

Blog: Henrik Bechmann's Blog - Part of A Bird's Eye View: When Lively Parks meet the Rules User Guide: Wading Pools

Date: 18-Aug-2012 [5692]

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