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A magnificent view of the Coastal Range, which extends from southwestern Yukon through the Alaska Panhandle and B.C. (Mike Luedey/Amateur Photography Entry)

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

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  • May 19, 2020
A magnificent view of the Coastal Range, which extends from southwestern Yukon through the Alaska Panhandle and B.C. (Mike Luedey/Amateur Photography Entry)
Racers at the Red Deer Mountain Bike Park. (Facebook/Black Press Medial files)

Red Deer Mountain Bike Park: Dedicated to adrenaline junkies

Cross-country single track, dirt jumps, berms, table tops, ramps and more

Racers at the Red Deer Mountain Bike Park. (Facebook/Black Press Medial files)
The Waskasoo Park Trails in Red Deer, Alberta, are part of a civic trail system that stretches for more than 100 kilometres. (Black Press Media file photo)

Red Deer: It would take you days to hike this city’s trail system

The Waskasoo Park trail system is part of a vast hiking network that stretches for more than 100 km

The Waskasoo Park Trails in Red Deer, Alberta, are part of a civic trail system that stretches for more than 100 kilometres. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary. The 122 hectares of protected land is within Red Deer’s city limits. (Black Press Media file photo(

Red Deer: This sanctuary is for the birds

Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary is within Red Deer city limits

The Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is Alberta’s oldest migratory bird sanctuary. The 122 hectares of protected land is within Red Deer’s city limits. (Black Press Media file photo(
Pizzas are being prepared for home delivery at the Caputo pizzeria in Naples, Monday, April 27, 2020. Region Campania allowed cafes and pizzerias to reopen for delivery Monday, after a long precautionary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

World COVID-19 update: Haircuts top of mind as restrictions ease

Comprehensive world news digest on coronavirus updates from around the globe

Pizzas are being prepared for home delivery at the Caputo pizzeria in Naples, Monday, April 27, 2020. Region Campania allowed cafes and pizzerias to reopen for delivery Monday, after a long precautionary closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
COVID-19 world update: Restrictions to ease in various countries

COVID-19 world update: Restrictions to ease in various countries

Comprehensive world news update, including no reported deaths in Vietnam

COVID-19 world update: Restrictions to ease in various countries
Anti-government protesters shout slogans, while wearing masks with the colors of the Lebanese flag to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, during a driving convoy protest through the streets to express rejection of the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Lebanon’s parliament began Tuesday a three-day legislative session at a Beirut theater so that legislators can observe coronavirus social distancing measures, as protests against the country’s ruling elite in the crisis-hit country resumed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

COVID-19 world update: Austria plans May opening of shops; Turkey aims for June

Comprehensive world news update, including staggering blow for EU tourism

Anti-government protesters shout slogans, while wearing masks with the colors of the Lebanese flag to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, during a driving convoy protest through the streets to express rejection of the political leadership they blame for the economic and financial crisis, in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Lebanon’s parliament began Tuesday a three-day legislative session at a Beirut theater so that legislators can observe coronavirus social distancing measures, as protests against the country’s ruling elite in the crisis-hit country resumed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
A city worker crosses a main avenue to disinfect a bus stop amid the spread of new coronavirus in Montevideo, Uruguay, early Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

COVID-19 world update: Complete testing in Denmark; Booze ban in Bangkok extended

Comprehensive world update, including rapid surge in cases in Asia

A city worker crosses a main avenue to disinfect a bus stop amid the spread of new coronavirus in Montevideo, Uruguay, early Monday, April 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Local seasonal workers work at a strawberry field in Bottrop, Germany, Friday, April 17, 2020. Thousands of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe arrive with special flights to work in in secured groups at German farms because of the new coronavirus outbreak. Farms across Europe are facing a labour deficit as a result of the closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

COVID-19 world update: Criminals rush t0 exploit virus; U.K. death toll likely higher than reported

Comprehensive collection of coronavirus news items from around the world

Local seasonal workers work at a strawberry field in Bottrop, Germany, Friday, April 17, 2020. Thousands of seasonal workers from Eastern Europe arrive with special flights to work in in secured groups at German farms because of the new coronavirus outbreak. Farms across Europe are facing a labour deficit as a result of the closed borders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
In this photo taken April 7, 2020, Zach Stamper holds the U.S. flag while his sister Juliette and parents Jennifer and Tim recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the driveway of their home, as next door neighbor, Ann Painter, left, participates in Kettering, Ohio. The Pledge has become a morning ritual in their neighborhood since schools closed due the COVID-19 threat. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)

COVID-19 world update: Trump talks of reopening U.S.; cases ease in some countries

Comprehensive digest of the latest coronavirus news from around the globe

In this photo taken April 7, 2020, Zach Stamper holds the U.S. flag while his sister Juliette and parents Jennifer and Tim recite the Pledge of Allegiance in the driveway of their home, as next door neighbor, Ann Painter, left, participates in Kettering, Ohio. The Pledge has become a morning ritual in their neighborhood since schools closed due the COVID-19 threat. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)