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Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck high fives for WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand

This past weekend, Paralympic silver medalist Josh Dueck spent 24 hours with no sleep and his right hand in the air to represent the WorkSafe BC Raise Your Hand. This movement empowers the province's...

A golden man at Vancouver Art Gallery comes out for Team Canada

Ross Maxwell loves hockey.  He always has.  And ever since the Paralympics, he's gotten up on Saturday morning and painted himself gold, from skates to helmet.  "I come here to ...

When the USA Took Gold in Sledge Hockey

The Paralympics come to a close as fans head to the Thunderbird Sports Centre to catch the last rounds of Sledge Hockey. Story in photos.

The Second Class Games? Apathy and Nonchalance Haunt Vancouver's Paralympics

The Paralympic Games deserve an equal amount of public attention. Why so much apathy?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Paralympic Photo Album Opens with a Chat with Canada Paralympic Ambassador Sam Sullivan

Prime Minister Stephen Harper posed for photos yesterday before the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Games.  Here he is shown with  Sir Philip Craven, President of the...

Olympics Mascots Quatchi and Sumi Go Green

Miga's cousins Quatchi & Sumi caught training before the games began. But what exactly are they training for?

Experience the 2010 Winter Games and Train Like the Athletes

Starting this Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM (Pacific Time), there will be two new ways to experience the 2010 Winter Games: 1) Figure Skating Training Sessions Watch the world's best figure...