Comedy and Humour

Members of the Cowichan High School graduating class of 1952. (Courtesy of Pete Kenyon)

Sarah Simpson Column: Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name

Seventy years. SEVENTY YEARS! Seventy years ago Elizabeth II became the Queen…

 

From bagpipers to clowns, from firetrucks to dancers and pups, there was so much to see at this year’s Panago Parade on Duncan Day, July 9. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Social interaction can be much like the weather: unpredictable

OK, OK, it happened. It’s kind of like bringing your umbrella. When…

 

Soup is for winter. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: Summer weather leaves us craving soup

These days I’ve had a significant craving for soup. Not just any…

 

Nadia and Luka help to stock up the new book nook in Cowichan Bay. (Submitted by Al Vaisius)

Sarah Simpson column: Cowichan Bay community helping its own residents

Book-nook and community pantry now available to all

Nadia and Luka help to stock up the new book nook in Cowichan Bay. (Submitted by Al Vaisius)
Here is a photo of some random scooters. To protect my own privacy I don’t want to show you mine, even though I think it’s super cool. (Black Press file)
Here is a photo of some random scooters. To protect my own privacy I don’t want to show you mine, even though I think it’s super cool. (Black Press file)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Neighbourhood skeleton’s gearing up for graduation

Decorated statues are one of life’s simple pleasures

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Busted. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Busted. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Celebrating with cupcakes it a Peace of Cake. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley School District)

Sarah Simpson Column: You had me at cupcakes: no better way to celebrate an assembly

Pupcakes served at Alexander Elementary’s first full-school gathering in two years

Celebrating with cupcakes it a Peace of Cake. (Submitted by Cowichan Valley School District)
This is clearly the work of a ghost, or as least a sneaky kid with pretty tidy printing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
This is clearly the work of a ghost, or as least a sneaky kid with pretty tidy printing. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
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Sarah Simpson Column: Some kids have all the luck, some have none at all

It was B.B. King’s 1967 classic ‘Born Under a Bad Sign’ that I remember the quote from

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Robin Brown was grateful to be rescued by four members of North Cowichan’s South End fire hall after the elevator at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre brown down earlier this month. (Submitted by Charlotte Brown)

Sarah Simpson Column: What goes up must come down…sometimes with a little help

There is still good news out there if you’re willing to look for it

Robin Brown was grateful to be rescued by four members of North Cowichan’s South End fire hall after the elevator at the Cowichan Aquatic Centre brown down earlier this month. (Submitted by Charlotte Brown)
Oliver Thompson and his friend Brodyn Mortimer dug the court out of the weeds early on in their project. (HUB community Centre photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Basketball court bounces back thanks to dedicated teen

New life for court at Hub community centre in Cowichan Station

Oliver Thompson and his friend Brodyn Mortimer dug the court out of the weeds early on in their project. (HUB community Centre photo)
I got this close to the goose before I chickened out. (Sarah Simpson/Citien)
I got this close to the goose before I chickened out. (Sarah Simpson/Citien)
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Sarah Simpson Column: A shift in perspective can change everything

What she saw as a strength I saw as a weakness

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George Brewster with his Spitfire during the second World War. (Submitted)

Sarah Simpson column: Naughty cat or no? Debating what’s best for show-and-tell

I got a call from my friend George Brewster the other day…

George Brewster with his Spitfire during the second World War. (Submitted)
You’ll never guess which player is part of my family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Sarah Simpson Column: One hotel pool, one ice rink, two victories

A successful water-themed trip to Campbell River

You’ll never guess which player is part of my family. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)
Wendy Stokes with her priceless gifts from Bob. (Courtesy of Wendy Stokes)

Sarah Simpson column: A gentle giant gifts a giant gift, gently

Bob the elk offers his antlers to his biggest fan

Wendy Stokes with her priceless gifts from Bob. (Courtesy of Wendy Stokes)
The community has rallied to help a group of Cowichan’s international students in their efforts to raise money for Ukraine through a bottle drive. (Submitted by Lelean MacFarlane)

Sarah Simpson Column: In a world full of darkness, be the light

Doing good, no matter how small the act, can make a big impact

The community has rallied to help a group of Cowichan’s international students in their efforts to raise money for Ukraine through a bottle drive. (Submitted by Lelean MacFarlane)
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An artist’s rendering of the proposed playground accessibility ramp to be constructed this summer at Evergreen Independent School. (Submitted by Evergreen Independent School)

Sarah Simpson column: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Evergreen Independent School in Cobble Hill wanted a ramp to make the school more accessible

An artist’s rendering of the proposed playground accessibility ramp to be constructed this summer at Evergreen Independent School. (Submitted by Evergreen Independent School)