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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

Freedom convoy rolls through North Battleford

Freedom convoy rolls through North Battleford

Anti-mandates protest rolled through North Battleford shortly after 1 p.m.
Electronic monitoring being sought for another accused in arson case

Electronic monitoring being sought for another accused in arson case

Judge orders bail verification report for Keeanu Crookedneck, facing arson charges in 102nd St. apartment fire
Adjournment in trafficking case in North Battleford

Adjournment in trafficking case in North Battleford

Cody Caron charges adjourned to Jan. 27 in North Battleford provincial court
North Stars announce pause due to COVID-19

North Stars announce pause due to COVID-19

Team pauses for a minimum five days, postponing all games through next Tuesday
Extracurricular on pause again at Living Sky School Division

Extracurricular on pause again at Living Sky School Division

Pause to extracurricular activities such as sports tournaments is part of an update to the Safe Schools Plan effective Jan. 19
Electronic monitoring still being sought for arson accused

Electronic monitoring still being sought for arson accused

Naomi Jean Yellowtail’s matters were back in court Thursday in connection to 102nd Street arson case
Matters for North Battleford break-and-enter accused back in court

Matters for North Battleford break-and-enter accused back in court

Eugene Bear faces numerous break and enter and theft charges connected to a rash of break-ins in North Battleford in 2021
More schedule changes for North Stars

More schedule changes for North Stars

Friday game in Notre Dame postponed, while two home games are rescheduled for next Monday and Tuesday
Chamber elects its 2022 executive as Roberts passes the gavel

Chamber elects its 2022 executive as Roberts passes the gavel

Final meeting of the term for Battlefords Chamber chair Melanie Roberts
Weapons case adjourned yet again

Weapons case adjourned yet again

Weapons charges for Darryll Sollosy to return to court Jan. 25