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Climbing Thermal Drive with Rick Hansen and the Many in Motion

I turn 50 years old in a few months. Today (Friday), my legs turned 100 - or so it felt. Yet it was unfathomable for me to wallow even remotely in self pity as I repeatedly glanced to my left while plodding up Port Moody's insanely steep, 1.

Rick Hansen and team conquer Thermal Drive again

Humble, persevering and gracious to the end, Rick Hansen holds back at the finish line of Thermal Drive to let 18-year-old paraplegic Tyrone Henry wheel his way through the yellow ribbon that marked the conclusion of the grueling climb.

Young people an inspiration to Rick Hansen

Thermal Drive did not vanquish Rick Hansen or any of his 25th anniversary relay team, who this Friday made their way up the winding hill like it was a Sunday walk to a prairie church.

VIDEO: Ramesh Ferris talks about Rick Hansen

Ramesh Ferris, a 32-year-old polio survivor who grew up in the Yukon, talks about what Rick Hansen means to him.

PHOTOS: The Rick Hansen Relay rolls through Port Coquitlam and Coquitlam

The Rick Hansen Relay made its way through the Tri-Cities on Thursday, May 17, 2011. Here are some images from the day.

Medal bearers walk, run, dance for relay

The Rick Hansen Relay started at 8:20 a.m.

SD43 trustees concerned about balanced school calendar

Year-round schooling or a balanced calendar won't be coming to School District 43 anytime soon after trustees said the idea could raise a host of problems.

Share, Douglas host child poverty forum

What is child poverty and how do you combat it? That's the question that will be asked next week during a Child Poverty Forum sponsored by Share Family & Community Services and Douglas College.

New turf, drainage for Percy Perry Stadium

A Coquitlam field used by thousands of people each year is out of commission but expected to be ready for action later this month or early June, depending on the weather.

Court delays lead to adjournment in Port Moody opium case

Institutional delays are being blamed for a stay of proceedings against a Port Moody man accused of importing a large amount of opium in the fall of 2009.