The big Bill Cosby retrial is upon us, the jury has been selected

The big celebrity trial of the moment is now here as the jury has been selected for the retrial of Bill Cosby for felony sexual assault. The jury selection took place over the past three days, with a host of potential jurors grilled over what they knew about this case. Jury selection was not without…

Where were you 50 years ago today?

A sad anniversary in news: on this date in 1968 was the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago today in Memphis. #MLK50 pic.twitter.com/NVHtXfJwKp — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 4, 2018

Weather report: this place is still cold!!

Hi again, from frozen Canada 🇨🇦. The rumour is that it is spring. Well, if it is, it sure doesn’t look like it or feel like it here on the prairies. It was something like minus-16 Celsius today and it is meant to go down to minus 25 tonight. With the wind chill, it will…

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…

Box office news: Black Panther no longer #1

With all my ranting and raving about 60 Minutes, I forgot to tell you about the movie box office news. The news is that Black Panther was finally toppled this weekend after five weeks in first place by Pacific Rim: Uprising. But don’t feel too sorry for this flick, because with a domestic haul of…

Stormy Daniels set to take down Trump tonight on 60 Minutes

Folks, tonight is the night when adult film star Stormy Daniels tells all to CBS’ 60 Minutes about her big relationship with Donald Trump. I don’t know about you, but I never thought I would see the day when “adult film star” and “President of the United States” would be uttered in the same sentence….

A sure sign spring has arrived: it’s F1 season!

This post serves as a reminder to myself to stay up late here in the Central Standard Time zone to tune in the first Formula 1 race of the season from Australia. But I dunno why I bother, because the races look like they are going to be boring this season and the fix seems…

California, the “Not-So-Golden” State; everyone is leaving!

I’ve been reading this week about the trend of out-migration from the state of California. There was a big piece over at CNBC about how California is losing residents to more business-friendly states like Arizona, Nevada, and Texas. The problem, essentially, is that costs in California are through the roof. The cost of housing is…

Box office: fifth straight week at the top for Black Panther

On to movie 🎥 box office news, now. I notice that Black Panther is at the top of the box office totals yet again. This weekend, it hauled in $27 million to be the first movie since Avatar to finish first five weekends in a row, with an overall domestic haul so far of $605…

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…