Olympic rookie Samuel Girard wins gold for Canada in the men’s 1000m short track speed skate on Day 8 of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. (Team Canada)

OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Two more medals for Canada, and men’s hockey loss

Team Canada shines on the speed skating track, but fall short against the Czechs in hockey

Team Canada added two medals – one gold and one bronze – on Day 8 in Pyeongchang, bringing the total hardware haul so far to 15.

While you were sleeping:

Kim Boutin of Quebec won her second bronze medal – and Canada’s first ever medal in the event – in the 1,500m short track speed skating.

Fellow speed skater and Quebec native Samuel Girard captures his first Olympic medal, the gold, in the 1,000m short track.

Despite goals from Rene Bourque, former Vancouver Canuck Mason Raymond and Wojtek Wolski, Canada fell to the Czech Republic in men’s hockey 3-2.

In the figure skating arena, Patrick Chan of Ontario ended his career in ninth after the men’s free program, followed by Keegan Messing of Alberta in 12th spot.

As for B.C. athletes in action on Day 8, Yuki Tsubota of Whistler finished sixth in slopestyle skiing, and Jane Channell of North Vancouver competed in the heats in the women’s singles skeleton.

Who, what, when to watch (PST):

4:05 p.m.: Curling – Men’s

Team Canada and Kevin Koe take on Switzerland after suffering their first loss the day before against Sweden.

5:00 p.m.: Freestyle Skiing– Men’s slopestyle

Campbell River’s Teal Harle begins qualification. Finals to proceed at 8:15 p.m.

3:05 a.m. (Sunday): Bobsleigh– Men’s 2-Man

Summerland’s hometown product Justin Kripps begins his first run. Second run to follow at 4:30 a.m.

4:10 a.m. (Sunday): Ice Hockey– Men’s

Team Canada moves on from the loss against the Czechs to battle the hosts South Korea.

Olympics highlight of the day:

Canada’s standings so far:

Just Posted

Forestry workers set to begin job action in Kootenays

Operations in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Galloway, Elko, Radium, Golden may see job action this week.

Much work has been done on Kimberley’s Lois Creek Trails

Don Davies For the Bulletin The Lois Creek trail system has a… Continue reading

Tailgate and auction raising funds for Kidney Cancer Canada

Bid on a Kimberley Dynamiters jersey and help Cliff Boychuk reach his fundraising goal of $10,000.

Plans announced for RavenStone Viking Village

RavenStone is a proposed permanent, historically accurate Viking village near Kimberley.

BC Hydro supports Wild Voices for Kids

Hot potato. Making the most of the chilly season, kids in Jaimee… Continue reading

News recap: Kimberley

A quick recap of the top news stories this week in Kimberley.

Price makes 36 saves as Habs edge Canucks 3-2

Late goal lifts Montreal past Vancouver

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

‘Toxic’ chosen as the Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionaries

Other top contenders for 2018 include ‘gaslighting’ and ‘techlash’

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

5 B.C. cities break temperature records

Parts of B.C. remain warm, at 10 C, while others feeling chilly

Most Read