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John Cairns

John Cairns

John Cairns, who originally hails from Saskatoon, has been based in the Battlefords since 2008, reporting for the Battlefords Regional News-Optimist.
His main beats focus on local, provincial and federal politics and elections, business and education. He has also covered major trials, including the Curt Dagenais trial in 2009 and the Gerald Stanley trial in 2018. Beyond hard news, he is just as comfortable interviewing big-name country music artists and sports figures, and covering hot dog eating contests. He has a keen interest in the entertainment industry and writes a regular column on movies called Cairns on Cinema.
John is a familiar face at the Civic Centre as beat reporter for the Battlefords North Stars. Since 2020, he has added television duties by hosting a number of interview shows for Access Now TV in North Battleford.

Recent Work by John

North Stars score six unanswered, demolish La Ronge 10-3

North Stars score six unanswered, demolish La Ronge 10-3

Hat trick for Dace Prymak
Battlefords Stars embark on heavy stretch of games on the road

Battlefords Stars embark on heavy stretch of games on the road

Battlefords AAA Stars play in Swift Current this weekend and head to Notre Dame and Moose Jaw later this month.
Sharks season is on: home to Regina this Sunday

Sharks season is on: home to Regina this Sunday

Sharks currently have a 1-2 record after three home games in Battleford.
SJHL weekend preview: Ice Wolves at North Stars on Saturday

SJHL weekend preview: Ice Wolves at North Stars on Saturday

Saturday’s game between the Battlefords North Stars and La Ronge Ice Wolves is part of La Ronge’s western road swing
New Oil Can Charlie’s is taking shape in Battleford

New Oil Can Charlie’s is taking shape in Battleford

The structure itself is now up, and work is well under way to get all the finishing touches done and ready for a fall opening
Building permits cool off in September in North Battleford

Building permits cool off in September in North Battleford

Despite that, permits holding steady for the year so far
Renaming of West Railway Ave. clears a hurdle at council

Renaming of West Railway Ave. clears a hurdle at council

Council approves updated Street and Neighbourhood Naming Policy, and directs administration to proceed with public notice to rename West Railway Ave.
Dekker Centre expects modest surplus in its 2022 budget

Dekker Centre expects modest surplus in its 2022 budget

Dekker Centre General Manager Kali Weber presented the budget to North Battleford council Monday, which projects a surplus in 2022 of $4,160.90
Proof of vax or negative test coming for school division staff

Proof of vax or negative test coming for school division staff

Is described by the divisions as their response to the province-wide vaccine and testing requirements implemented by the province on Oct. 1. 
National recognition for North Battleford financial planner Aaron Cadrin

National recognition for North Battleford financial planner Aaron Cadrin

Cadrin has made the Wealth Professional Magazine 2021 “Rising Stars” list