Joan Janzen

Joan Janzen
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Joan Janzen resides in Kindersley where she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering, working as a graphic artist, reading, and of course writing. She likes to compare her column 'Check It Out' to crafting a cake. Sweetness of humor and buttery flavor combine with otherwise hard to swallow zucchini-like information, resulting in a flavorful and fulfilling sensation.

Will Our Children Be Told the Rest of the Story?

A teacher shared a humorous incident that occurred in her classroom when reading a story about a toad to her first grade class, after...

Time for Canada to Keep on Track

An individual found a note on their windshield that said: “I accidentally hit your car and someone saw me, so I’m pretending to write...

Something We All Can Do

If you’re a fan of pet jokes, you might like this one. I saw a neighbour talking to her cat; it was obvious that she...

We Don’t Want to Be a Nation That Forgets

A tourist was introduced to an Indian in New Mexico, who was said to have a perfect memory. Skeptically, the tourist asked, “What did...

Not On Our Watch!

A comedian relayed this story to his audience. “I lost my watch at a club. I thought I’d never find it, but I decided...

Seventy Percent are Complaining

I saw a cartoon that read: “How kids clean their room: 1% cleaning. 29% complaining. 70% playing with all the stuff they found”. Another cartoon...

Does History Repeat Itself?

A  college professor said to his student, "They say history repeats itself. In your case that would be next semester." The other day I came...

Psychological Tactics at Work

The other day I was chatting with a retired rodeo cowboy friend, boasting about how I had walked a minimum of ten kilometers a...

A Voice Crying Out in Our Canadian Wilderness

It's been said that common sense is like deodorant; those that need it most don't use it. Yet, much to my amazement, a man described...

What Does Rejection Feel Like?

The joke for this week goes like this: "My ex got into a bad accident recently. I told the doctors the wrong blood type....
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