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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Newton’s first law of motion

I could have sworn I told them to help each other get unbuckled and to come inside.

 

If you’re looking for a goat time, visit Russell Farms Market! (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Looking for a goat time on Good Friday

If you drive by the farm market a little slower you see the goat pen.

 

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Cheryl and Patty Bennett are ‘street angels’ who regularly pick up garbage in their Cowichan Valley neighbourhood. (Gail Taylor photo)
Cheryl and Patty Bennett are ‘street angels’ who regularly pick up garbage in their Cowichan Valley neighbourhood. (Gail Taylor photo)
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Robert Barron column: Will the world ever be the same again?

I’ve heard many people say that they can’t ever see themselves in a crowded room

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Is Spring Break breaking you, too?

The problem is that was only the first three days of the break .

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: Quest for effiency yields mixed bag of results

Why was there a loose peach tea leaf in my cornbread muffin, you ask?

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Give yourself a break today, you’ve accomplished more than you think

I was riding my bike the other morning feeling crummy about how…

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at that address for 43 years.

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‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Delayed gratification and the benefits of efficiency

I was driving with just my daughter the other day and we…

‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Confidence: Give kids an inch, they’ll take a mile

My four-year-old daughter is now proud to fix her own Rice Krispies

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: The bittersweet reality that is time

And don’t get me started on the time thief that is COVID-19.

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Duncan barber a cut above school bullies

My husband texted me from work the other day. “Can you believe…

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Books open up a world of discovery

We try to eat dinner as a family every night. It happens…

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Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: Snowballs fights and dead spiders

Even if it doesn’t end up how we hope, it’s the trying that matters most.

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Keep coming back with love

It wasn’t the 50-person wedding they’d wanted, but you know what? It was all they needed.

The November wedding of Alida and Josh Beaumont was supposed to be attended by many more family and loved ones. Thanks to pandemic protocol, the pair instead wed in front of eight others, in person, and a live-streaming video camera with the rest of their invited guests watching. The change of plans didn’t put a damper on the ceremony, which was still full of love. (Submitted)