Players reject CFL deal!! No CBA. Aaargh!!

Can you believe it? Here I am spending the Victoria Day holiday enjoying listening to Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp coverage on the radio, looking forward to the coming football season, and all of a sudden there’s a news flash that the CFL players have rejected the deal that was just negotiated. Aargh! Gasp!! So what…

F1 hit Miami this weekend under the usual drama (Lewis Hamilton)

It has been a big week for sports in Miami. The Miami Heat are in the middle of their usual NBA playoff run in round two versus Philadelphia; the NHL President’s Cup winners Florida Panthers are in the process of being humiliated by Alex Ovechkin and Washington; and it’s all capped this weekend by F1….

Oklahoma is getting hit by tornadoes AGAIN

Hi, folks. Once again I am fighting off spring boredom by tuning in various Oklahoma TV stations streaming on Facebook Live, as a bunch of tornadoes are touching down in the state AGAIN. Apparently a big one hit earlier in a place called Seminole and did a lot of damage. Yikes! Before folks in my…

Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion. Twitter is free again!

I didn’t think he’d be able to pull it off, but today the Twitter board accepted Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover bid of Twitter. He’s been promising to make changes to the platform so there’s “free speech”. About time!! Twitter has been a mess for a long time. Not only is it a toxic waste…

My column on Pierre Poilieve’s large rallies is now up!

I am going to be doing more politics writing in the near future in keeping with my new role at our existing SaskToday.ca website, and I thought I would kick it off with a column on the Conservative leadership race. The column was basically about the big crowds attending Pierre Poilievre’s rallies across Canada and…

USFL: the latest spring league for fans desperate for football

Happy Easter, folks. Right now on the TV, NBC is showing a USFL game between the Houston Gamblers and Michigan Panthers. This latest reboot of the USFL is the latest attempt at spring and summer football — or as they say on social media, “alt-football”. As you know, spring is traditionally the time of year…

Wowsa! Pam Anderson is Roxie Hart in Chicago

In keeping with the Easter theme today, I notice legendary Playmate Pam Anderson had her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago the Musical. And she was a hit! Pam has sure come a long way from her humble B.C. beginnings as the Blue Zone girl on those Labatt’s posters years ago, and as a…

2022: The year that comedy died

When he posted this photo on Twitter after the deaths of Bob Saget and Louie Anderson, Gilbert Gottfried said this photo was very sad now. Now, this photo is even sadder, as we learn Gottfried himself is gone this week at age 67. These deaths follow close on the heels of the passing of Norm…

Now a few words about sports betting coming to Ontario

April 4 was a momentous day for sports fans in frozen Canada. It was the day that regulated single-game sports betting went live in the province of Ontario. This turn of events is an outgrowth of the federal passage of Bill C-218 last year in Parliament. No longer do Ontario bettors have to set foot…

French election runoff will be Macron versus Le Pen, AGAIN

I am spending today brushing up on my French language skills watching Presidential election coverage from France. Good grief, am I ever glad I am not a French voter, because their choice in the next round is utterly awful. You have incumbent President Emmanuel Macron, big-time EU establishment figure responsible for many of the lousiest…

War breaks out at the Academy Awards! Will Smith smacks Chris Rock!!

All I have to say is — thank you very much Chris Rock and Will Smith, you have just handed me my topic for this week’s Cairns on Cinema column. I look forward to seeing these two complete jokers at WrestleMania next week. Below, the tweets from an absolutely wild night at the Oscars.

Opening day cancelled, as labour war engulfs baseball. AGAIN

Oh, great. Just at the moment that we could all use a distraction, just at the moment that we could all use something positive, and just at the moment when we need it the most, Major League Baseball has let us all down yet again. The labour talks fell apart today, and Opening Day is…

Update on the Ukraine situation: they’re still standing

I thought I would give you an update on the war in Ukraine. Believe it or not the country is still standing today, they have not surrendered yet. Credit to the intestinal fortitude of the people of Ukraine and its fearless leaders, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the Klitschko brothers (Kiev Mayor Vitaly and Wladimir). It…

Russia has invaded Ukraine. There are no words.

I had expected to have more of an emotional reaction after watching the live streams from last night of Russia — or, more accurately, Putin — invading Ukraine, and of hearing the news today that the Russians had captured the Chernobyl nuclear facility that had that nuclear disaster in 1986. This is like 1938 all…

Canada news: Ottawa police chief resigns, and Doug Ford is over COVID-19

Welcome back to our live coverage of Canada, a.k.a. The People’s Republic of Trudeau after that dismal display by him on Monday. Well, what else do you call this country? I understand the name “Union of Soviet Socialist Republics” is available. Lessee, what was the news of the day, here? Oh, yeah, the Ottawa police…

Happy Valentines Day! Today, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act.

Well, folks, the Emergencies Act got imposed today in order to address those dangerous truckers in Ottawa. I have little to say, except to defer to my previous comment about this being a new low point for Canada. Our rights and freedoms are in the sink. And I have been handed a ton of fodder…

Late developments re: Ottawa. Trudeau looking at further measures

While people were down in LA at the Super Bowl game flouting the COVID-19 “rules” and not wearing masks, back in Canada there is high drama in Ottawa. Seems like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a cabinet meeting to discuss further measures to address the ongoing situation in Ottawa. It almost sounds like the Prime…

The s—- is getting real! State of emergency in Ontario, injunctions, etc.

Well, things have officially gone off the deep end with the truckers’ protests here in Canada. These truckers are now blocking important infrastructure and trade between Canada and the USA, and even the righties in power in Canada’s provinces are getting annoyed and fed up with them — in addition to the usual Liberals and…

Freedom is breaking out all over! Sort of. Maybe. Maybe not.

Yesterday seemed to be a big day for freedom across Canada from lockdown restrictions. Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe went and announced they were getting rid of the proof of vax on Feb. 14. Alberta’s Jason Kenney then did one better and announced his province was scrapping it at midnight that night! PEI and Quebec also announced…

Canada is tearing itself apart over COVID-19

Well, I spent much of this afternoon trying to write a column for the paper about lockdowns, and about all of what is going on in this country with the truckers’ convoy and their opposition to the mandates and all of that. I finally junked it, because my opinions are all over the place and…

People in Canada have reached their limit with the lockdowns

Well, the big story in the news here in frozen Canada has been the Freedom Convoy 2022 that drove across Canada and landed in Ottawa on the weekend. We even had the Freedom Convoy come through our area last week and it was the most excitement we had in a long, long time. The whole…