Comedy and Humour

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)

Column: Cowichan farmers making hay for charity

Have you ever noticed the coloured hay bales?

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: So, moms and dads, is Spring Break breaking you, too?

You can only achieve balance by dropping balls on both sides

Luckily, camping in the front yard doesn’t require a lot of supplies. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)

Simpson: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at the same address for 43 years, I have not

The garage door doesn’t look like this anymore, and neither do my sister (left) and me. (Family photo)
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Simpson: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

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

Christine Baines.
The District of Saanich’s communications team decided to take part in a viral trend on Thursday and photoshopped U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders into a staff meeting photo. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Bernie Sanders makes guest appearance at Saanich staff meeting

Sidney firefighters jump on viral trend of photoshopped U.S. senator

The District of Saanich’s communications team decided to take part in a viral trend on Thursday and photoshopped U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders into a staff meeting photo. (District of Saanich/Twitter)
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Simpson: Training for snowball fights best done in socks

It’s odd the things our kids do to make us proud

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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)
A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: The terrible tasty tablenog tradition

Let’s hope this is one holiday custom that doesn’t stick

A selection of gingerbread cookies decorated just prior to the tablenog incident. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Making memories amid the mess

I’ve taught my four-year-old to crack eggs.

A batch of the more uniform cookies my family knocked out with our new stand mixer the other day. The kids are so proud. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson column: Exploring the joys of a junk drawer

Everything you don’t need, and a few things you do

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Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Simpson: Snakes and Ladders full of ups and downs

Board games produce big feelings in little people

Who knew Snakes and Ladders would be such an emotional rollercoaster? (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: U-pick a family favourite adventure

The other weekend my son insisted he join me in running out…

My son was adamant the top of the pie look like this. It’s not pretty, but I tried. Also, I took the pie out of the oven to send my mom a photo before it was done baking. Surely I can’t be the only daughter to send pictures like this to their mom? (Sarah Sipson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads

The street was speckled with little black dots — each representing a Western Toad

Sarah Simpson: The joys of jumping in to rescue migrating toads
Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: New fan beats the heat and catches the children

Unexpected consequence of heat wave on a whole other frequency

Milo the bulldog cools down with a treat from the Big Scoop Saturday, July 18. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings

“Why don’t we pull out the Roald Dahl collection we got a couple years ago?”

Sarah Simpson Column: Diving into Dahl with my darlings
Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules

Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules

The art of learning to be together starts at a young age

Sarah Simpson: What happens when kids make the rules
Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong

Yep, I wanted my nearly six-year-old, to play video games

Sarah Simpson: On the merits of Donkey Kong