Monorail tracks and concrete pilings lead into contemporary hotel under construction at Walt Disney World July 7, 1971 Orlando, Florida. The idea was presented to Florida lawmakers in a movie house outside Orlando, Florida 55 years ago: Let Disney form its own government and in exchange it would create a futuristic city of tomorrow. (AP Photo/SDS)

Florida Senate passes bill to end Disney self-government

Proposal could have huge tax implications for Disney which transformed Orlando into a destination

Monorail tracks and concrete pilings lead into contemporary hotel under construction at Walt Disney World July 7, 1971 Orlando, Florida. The idea was presented to Florida lawmakers in a movie house outside Orlando, Florida 55 years ago: Let Disney form its own government and in exchange it would create a futuristic city of tomorrow. (AP Photo/SDS)
An asteroid that circles our sun on a wide orbit between the planets of Mars and Jupiter is now named after Skookum Jim Mason, the Tagish adventurer and prospector who helped kick off the Klondike Gold Rush. (Pixabay Image)

Distant asteroid now bears Tagish adventurer Skookum Jim’s name

The renaming of the asteroid comes from a suggestion by the Yukon Astronomical Society.

An asteroid that circles our sun on a wide orbit between the planets of Mars and Jupiter is now named after Skookum Jim Mason, the Tagish adventurer and prospector who helped kick off the Klondike Gold Rush. (Pixabay Image)
An alcoholic beverage is seen in a drinking establishment in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The council of a southern Alberta town that has been dry for more than a century has voted against a motion to allow restaurants to serve alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Southern Alberta town council votes against ending century-old alcohol ban

Dry community will stay dry, in terms of allowing restaurants to serve alcohol

An alcoholic beverage is seen in a drinking establishment in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. The council of a southern Alberta town that has been dry for more than a century has voted against a motion to allow restaurants to serve alcohol. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Terrance James recently completed a biography about his friend entitled Sasquatch Discovered: The Biography of Dr. John Bingernagel (set to be released this summer) and is the next guest on The Record's Off The Page podcast set to be released April 20. Photo submitted

PODCAST: Following the trail of a foremost B.C. Sasquatch researcher

Off The Page: Dr. John Bindernagel was known for his passionate dedication to researching Sasquatch

Terrance James recently completed a biography about his friend entitled Sasquatch Discovered: The Biography of Dr. John Bingernagel (set to be released this summer) and is the next guest on The Record's Off The Page podcast set to be released April 20. Photo submitted
Bruce Hunter built his ‘Nelectricar’ with all locally purchased parts and materials. He designed the shell of the vehicle to resemble Nelson’s historic streetcars. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Nelson man builds electric mini-car in his garage

Bruce Hunter says his ‘Nelectricar’ is the car of the future

Bruce Hunter built his ‘Nelectricar’ with all locally purchased parts and materials. He designed the shell of the vehicle to resemble Nelson’s historic streetcars. Photo: Bill Metcalfe
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Liz Weston: Find out and fix what big data says about you

You’re being tracked, and discovering and correcting a tracker’s mistakes is no small task

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Eva Pölöskey, of Accent Chocolates on Main Street in Penticton, has been as busy as the Easter bunny hand crafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Put your knowledge to the test with these 12 questions

Eva Pölöskey, of Accent Chocolates on Main Street in Penticton, has been as busy as the Easter bunny hand crafting special chocolate Easter eggs. (Black Press file photo)
A passerby smiles as she strolls by The Book Man’s new cat adoption window as store owner Amber Price gives Butters the cat some attention on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

Cats now sold at B.C. book store through new adopt-a-cat program

The Book Man’s cat adoption window lets folks meet felines in need of a home

A passerby smiles as she strolls by The Book Man’s new cat adoption window as store owner Amber Price gives Butters the cat some attention on Thursday, April 14, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Curtis Spencer gets some air during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on May 11, 2019. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 is Bicycle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of April 17 to 23

Bicycle Day, Velociraptor Awareness Day, Blah Blah Blah Day all coming up this week

Curtis Spencer gets some air during the Vedder Mountain Classic bike race on May 11, 2019. Tuesday, April 19, 2022 is Bicycle Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Kara Nystrom, a contender for Miss Health and Fitness 2022, is possibly the first transgender woman to enter in the U.S. magazine contest. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

‘A queer, feminine body against the world’ for B.C. woman chasing fitness crown

Kara Nystrom has entered a U.S. magazine ’s Miss Health and Fitness contest, soon open to voting

Kara Nystrom, a contender for Miss Health and Fitness 2022, is possibly the first transgender woman to enter in the U.S. magazine contest. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Britain’s Prince Charles, centre, reacts with Letitia Dean, as he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall visit the set of EastEnders at the BBC studios in Elstree, Hertfordshire, England, Thursday March 31, 2022. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)

Prince Charles and Camilla set to return to Canada in May for 3-day royal tour

Royal couple will travel to Newfoundland, the Northwest Territories and the Ottawa region

Britain’s Prince Charles, centre, reacts with Letitia Dean, as he and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall visit the set of EastEnders at the BBC studios in Elstree, Hertfordshire, England, Thursday March 31, 2022. (Aaron Chown/Pool Photo via AP)
Fernie local Jay Carter doesn’t let opening a business or delivering kids to school stop him from skiing every day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

On a mission: Fernie man skis every day of season to prove a point

Jay Carter has skied every day of the 2021-2022 season so far just to prove that you can

Fernie local Jay Carter doesn’t let opening a business or delivering kids to school stop him from skiing every day. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lifts off with the first private crew from Launch Complex 39A Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. . (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55M each

‘It was a hell of a ride and we’re looking forward to the next 10 days’

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule attached, lifts off with the first private crew from Launch Complex 39A Friday, April 8, 2022, at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. . (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)
An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda

VIDEO: Family vacationing on Vancouver Island helps otter escape from drained pool

Family reunions are always memorable occasions - some, more than others. Theo…

An otter got stuck in a pool at an oceanside property in the Comox Valley recently. The property’s tenants got creative to help the otter escape. Photo by Dawn Damilda
One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)

Multimillion-dollar B.C. houses up for grabs in Hometown Heroes lottery

The largest grand prize package is a South Surrey home valued over $2.7 million

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One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)
Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)

All hands on deck near Tofino for training session on how to save beached whales

DFO teams up with Coastal First Nations and area marine mammal experts for learning session

Nuchatlaht First Nation Judae Smith, left, yelps as a wave splashes the team during a marine mammal refloatation exercise at Cox Bay last week. (Nora O’Malley photo)
A raccoon shows off the healthy pink of healing wounds ahead of his release into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
A raccoon shows off the healthy pink of healing wounds ahead of his release into the wild. (Wild ARC/Facebook)
Dunsmuir middle school Grade 8 students Taylor Funk and Avery Snook are being praised after turning in a diamond ring they found last month, in the hope it could be reunited with its rightful owner. (Photo courtesy of Dunsmuir middle school)

B.C. teens sparkle after finding ring with multiple diamonds on their way to school

Two Vancouver Island middle school students found the ring on their way to school last month

Dunsmuir middle school Grade 8 students Taylor Funk and Avery Snook are being praised after turning in a diamond ring they found last month, in the hope it could be reunited with its rightful owner. (Photo courtesy of Dunsmuir middle school)
Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

April is National Poetry Month in Canada

Renowned Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood speaks after Canada Post unveiling of a special stamp in her honour in Toronto on Nov. 25, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

PHOTOS: Turning the sod on the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match

1,000 people came out to celebrate a century of competitive plowing in Chilliwack

Adam Degenstein turns his horses around while competing in the 100th annual Chilliwack Plowing Match at Greendale Acres in Chilliwack on Saturday, April 2, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)