My thoughts go out to the Humboldt Broncos and their fans.

On the way back from Saskatoon I tuned in Rod Pedersen’s radio show and heard the news of a horrific bus accident involving the SJHL Humboldt Broncos. They were heading to a playoff game in Nipawin when this happened. They had to call STARS Air Ambulance to the scene, and it sounds like there are…

The Trump-era Roseanne revival is a huge, freaking hit!!

Who would have thought it? I thought this Roseanne revival on ABC, which premiered last night, was going to be yet another retread like all these other shows that have been lifted out of the crypt (Will and Grace, American Idol, etc.). But Roseanne drew 18 million viewers!!! What does it all mean? It means…

Trump and the Russians dominate this week’s News from Nowhere!

Welcome to another News from Nowhere dominated by the same old familiar topic: President Donald Trump and the Russians. Except, this edition is bound to have a lot more Russia news than usual in it, because it is Election Day! Woo hoo. But first, we start with news from the White House. All I have…

Big Nor’easter blizzard hitting New England as we speak!

Good grief, this is the third big Nor’easter to hit New England in two weeks. I am watching the live “storm watch” blizzard coverage from Boston TV stations right now; the forecasts call for areas of the state of Massachusetts to be buried by up to two feet of snow!! Of course, a major snowstorm…

Doug Ford wins Ontario PC leadership

They finally made the announcement. I guess this definitely means Doug Ford isn’t running for mayor of Toronto now, eh? Ford Nation comes to Queen’s Park. Ontario politics is fun again.

Well, well… no results at all from Ontario PCs yet.

All I have to say is: guys, get it together, please. Ontario’s future is depending on it. PC exec @hartleylefton gets booed by the crowd as he ends the program without announcing who the next leader of the PC Party will be. Media will stay on site in a special meeting room for the announcement….

Hello, I am back from Las Vegas!

Hello, folks, I am back after spending the past week in Las Vegas. I spent the week mainly in sports books watching nonstop basketball and soccer games. If I had been in Canada, I would have been stuck with hockey and curling coverage all week instead on TV. I also would have been subjected to…

The Oscars are on!

Yes, folks, the Oscars show is on and it is already shaping up as another entertaining night on Twitter, watching all the reaction — esp. from the right-leaning folks. #Oscars kick off with political jabs and calls for activism from host Jimmy Kimmel https://t.co/XsFSkfymDD — Fox News (@FoxNews) March 5, 2018 I’m not “boycotting” the…

Trump’s tariffs dominate the News from Nowhere

Welcome to News from Nowhere for this week and yet again the story is President Donald Trump, who once again shook things up on the world stage by announcing tariffs on steel and aluminum. In response, the stock markets immediately tanked. You know, every time you start thinking the Trump administration might finally be getting…

Boring weekend; MLB regular season cannot come soon enough!

Hi, again. I am still suffering the post-NFL blahs. The Winter Olympics are over, so I tuned in today to rain-delayed NASCAR from Atlanta (won by Kevin Harvick) and PGA Tour Honda Classic golf from Florida (won in a playoff by Justin Thomas). I also tuned in to spring training baseball on the MLB app….

Patrick Brown and the Ontario PCs are one big soap opera right now

I really wonder why I am covering politics in Saskatchewan when it is so obvious that Ontario provincial politics is so much more interesting and exciting. (!) (?) It is sad to watch what is going on with the Ontario PCs right now, they are tearing themselves apart. As you know, this Ontario PC leadership…

Today, I’m trying to return to my normal life watching sports

Now that Sunday has arrived and I have no news assignments to go to today, for a change, I am attempting to resume my full-time activities following the things that are really important in life. Sports. Last Sunday, I was at a friend’s place watching the Philadelphia Eagles shock the New England Patriots 41-33 in…

My story is up now. Gerald Stanley found not guilty.

Less than 10 min before court comes back for the verdict. Stand by. #StanleyTrial — John Cairns (@JohnWCairns) February 10, 2018 Five minutes away. #StanleyTrial — John Cairns (@JohnWCairns) February 10, 2018 Gerald Stanley has entered the courtroom. #StanleyTrial — John Cairns (@JohnWCairns) February 10, 2018 The verdict is not guilty #StanleyTrial — John Cairns…

Stanley trial update: jury deliberations now on

Here are the stories I filed today from what has been the most important day yet at the Stanley trial. First, here is my story on closing statements. Next, my story on the charge to the jury and start of deliberations. Finally, my story on the end of the first day of jury deliberations. That’s…

Closing statements tomorrow in the Gerald Stanley murder trial

The closing statements in the murder trial of Gerald Stanley go tomorrow in Battleford, and it seems likely the jury will start deliberations later on in the day. All in all, I am glad we have made it to this point, because it will mean a lot less work for me in general. I’ve been…

Stanley trial: roundup of the week’s stories

I am trying to have a relaxing weekend before I resume tweeting and writing stories about the Gerald Stanley murder trial. This case has pretty much taken over my life this week, so I do need some sort of break in order to keep my sanity. Fortunately, the Super Bowl is tonight between New England…

Gerald Stanley trial day 1: jury selection

So, here is my story from this morning before the jury selection began. And here is the one I filed after it was selected in Battleford. Below, here are some Tweets that I posted and re-Tweeted on my Twitter feed today while watching the proceedings. Now going through the jurors who need to be excused….

Now, thoughts on XFL 2, the second coming! Heaven help us all

The news broke last week that WWE boss Vince McMahon is bringing the XFL back in 2020. Folks, anyone who was alive to see the utter embarrassment that was the XFL back in 2001 has to wonder why McMahon even bothers. I guess he has a lot of money to throw away. Apparently, this attempt…

My story on Scott Moe’s leadership victory is now up.

Read it here. I also have filed an even lengthier story about this vote, which will run later this week. (Update: Here it is.) Also, if anyone in Saskatchewan has “political withdrawal” symptoms after following this race, remember that you can always follow the Ontario PCs. (Update: I guess the PCs are totally imploding as…

My coverage plans for Saturday’s Sask Party leadership vote

I officially have no life for the next three weeks as I will be covering a ton of important news. On Saturday, I plan to brave the snow on the roads to cover the Sask Party leadership vote at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon. I plan to cover it on Twitter at my handle @JohnWCairns, and…

My 2017 Box Office Year in Review column is up!

I forgot to put this up, but I figure I should put it up before it gets too stale: the 2017 Box Office results. Obviously, the ultimate triumph of Star Wars: The Last Jedi was overshadowed by big jerk Harvey Weinstein and all his awful nonsense. As an aside — I see that more articles…

Trump does it again; wants to keep people out from “s***hole” countries

President Donald Trump has yet again sent all of polite society into an outrage with his lewd, crude reported comments (I underline “reported”) where a source told CNN that Trump said “Why do we want all these people from ‘s***hole countries’ coming here?” in a meeting. Trump was apparently referring to Haiti and to African…

Steve Bannon out as head of Breitbart

In the wake of the controversy over Steve Bannon and his quotes in the Michael Wolff book Fire and Fury towards Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and everyone else, he is now done at Breitbart. CNN is going hog wild covering this, obviously there is nothing else important for them to report on in the…

Weather report: not much escape anywhere from the COLD

Watching NBA games on TV from places like Phoenix and LA has got me thinking about where I might take a winter getaway vacation. As it stands, it looks like I am not going anywhere until the latter part of February at the earliest, and it’s not just because I have no money and have…