Comedy and Humour

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

 

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

 

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Sarah Simpson column: The (no) Skittles hike

“We really had an adventure!”

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Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)

Chemainus Still Standing through all sorts of adversity

Crew from the popular CBC-TV program coming to film an episode

Jonny Harris on stage during a live show pre-COVID. (Photo by Chris Armstrong)
A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)

Vernon man accidentally locks wife, dog on rooftop in heat wave; lives to post about it on social media

The man left for work and jokingly asked friends to ‘send up water’ to stranded pair who were safely unlocked from patio

A husband accidentally locked his wife and dog on their Vernon rooftop patio Tuesday morning, June 29, went to work and posted the event to social media which drew hilarious reaction and helpful hints for the husband. The wife and dog were rescued. (Facebook photo)
Baylee Craig helped an elderly dog return home. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson Column: All’s well that ends well for a pair of miracle pooches

It’s the second time, at least, in the last month, that a dog has come out lucky in the end

Baylee Craig helped an elderly dog return home. (Submitted)
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Sarah Simpson column: A shift in perspective can sometimes change everything

Have you even been forced to wake up at 5:30 on a Saturday

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Cute but fierce! Timber moonlights as an attack kitty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Beware of Mr. Bite, the midnight attacker

Last week, in the middle of the night, I was awoken by…

Cute but fierce! Timber moonlights as an attack kitty. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
This group of neighbours hasn’t missed a day since they started to honour COVID-19 first responders. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson Column: Healthcare workers saluted daily by Duncan neighbours

This is a bit of a milestone column for me. It’s the…

This group of neighbours hasn’t missed a day since they started to honour COVID-19 first responders. (Submitted)
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Sarah Simpson Column: You can learn a lot about life during a five minute drive

The kids went into all sorts of detail about what that might have looked like and sounded like

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Sarah Simpson Column: Let them eat cake…sometimes

Even the little things in life are cause for celebration

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An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: This mother is grinning and bearing it

News broke the other day that, after months in hibernation, Grouse Mountain’s…

An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Timber has joined the family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Building runs in the family

Even as a prospective home buyer more than six years ago now,…

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Sarah Simpson column: Smurfettes to Simon Fraser: let’s play ball

My next memory of my early days as a softball player was when we were the Pirates.

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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.

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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.

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