Parade | Watch your parking or suffer the punishment

SNAPSHOT: Raglan resident Ali Lavis was greeted with this sunrise when she went to pick up her morning paper recently.
SNAPSHOT: Raglan resident Ali Lavis was greeted with this sunrise when she went to pick up her morning paper recently.

IF you were parked opposite the Bathurst Golf Club on Wednesday morning, you may have been left quite embarrassed. 

One reader said he saw the Bathurst Regional Council parking inspectors either booking or issuing warnings to almost six cars parked illegally opposite the golf club on the Orange Road.

If you’re going to park your car, make sure it’s parked in a legal place and that you don’t exceed the time in the parking zone.

Obeying road rules is a simple thing to follow to make sure you avoid coughing up over $100 in fines. 

Winter Olympics are in full swing

IT’S that time again – when Australians become experts at everything related to the Winter Olympics.

Does Parade know much about the Winter Olympics? Not really.

But has he enjoyed watching it so far? You bet he has.

We may have only won just two medals as of Thursday morning, but that should still be a source of pride for our nation.

Considering all other nations that have won medals are from the northern hemisphere and actually regularly see snow, which is not the case in our wide brown land, we are truly punching above our weight. 

Regardless, after Matt Graham won silver in the men’s moguls and Scott James won bronze in the halfpipe, the pair have become Australian household names.

One sport Parade is excited to see is the ice hockey. 

The women’s competition started on February 10, when a combined North and South Korea team smashed Switzerland 8-0.

The men’s competition started on Wednesday, when the fancied United States team lost 3-2 to Slovenia and Slovakia defeated the Olympic Athletes from Russia 3-2. 

Ice hockey is a tough, quick sport and the 1980 Winter Olympics saw one of the biggest upsets in ice hockey and sports history.

The game was between   the Soviets, who had won five of the past six gold medals, and a United States team consisting exclusively of amateurs.

Against the odds, the United States won the match 4-3 and went on to win gold.