Comedy and Humour

While my son likes to build things, my daughter likes Minecraft so she can take care of all the animals. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
While my son likes to build things, my daughter likes Minecraft so she can take care of all the animals. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Roughly six weeks ago when we were last on this trail, this creek was dry as a bone. Now the gurgling water and little waterfalls provide the perfect background sound for a hike. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Roughly six weeks ago when we were last on this trail, this creek was dry as a bone. Now the gurgling water and little waterfalls provide the perfect background sound for a hike. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
At the end of every rainbow is a child angry they had to be outside in the rain. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
At the end of every rainbow is a child angry they had to be outside in the rain. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
The Cowichan Search and Rescue team pose with Toby, the lucky dog. (Courtesy of Daniel Shu)
The Cowichan Search and Rescue team pose with Toby, the lucky dog. (Courtesy of Daniel Shu)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Never try to out Dad Joke a dad

Tired but trying, we gave them their dinner

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: That bittersweet day your youngest goes off to kindergarten

The following week my child cried like she was punched in the guts

Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: It’s not embarassing to be a learner

Stop being so hard on people already, we’re all just doing our best

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Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sometimes siblings fight like cats and dogs. Other times they actually help each other in the sweetest ways. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Taking your time with a loose tooth

My son had a loose tooth for months. Literally months. It was…

He did try to pull it out with a tissue, but claims the tooth, hanging on by sheer gravity and saliva, wouldn’t budge. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson column: Inspiration comes from where you least expect it

Parenting isn’t making every choice for your kids, it’s about guiding them as they make their own

Skateboarding, basketball, or something else altogether? As long as she's happy and active, it doesn't matter to me. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson column: Cowichan farmers making hay for charity

Have you ever noticed the coloured hay bales?

Purple hay bales are the colour of choice for many area farmers. When you see them you know that the farmer has paid extra to support of BC Children’s Hospital. (Sidney Venier photo)
Sarah Simpson
Sarah Simpson
My two nieces and my son exploring the Cowichan River at Vimy just before the leech incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
My two nieces and my son exploring the Cowichan River at Vimy just before the leech incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Still Standing with Jonny Harris still has legs

Host of the popular TV show brings educational comedy into his presentations

Chemainus is the 79th episode for Jonny Harris of Still Standing. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Firefighters extinguish blaze, ignite community’s gratitude

The firefighters were working their tails off to save everything else

The aftermath of a devastating house fire on Maple Bay Road July 7. (Jakob Buttner-Danyliw photo)
A wide view of Judy and Wayne Kozler’s spectaular western town fence. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A wide view of Judy and Wayne Kozler’s spectaular western town fence. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)