Saturday August 30, 2014




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    John Cairns’ News Watch
    By John Cairns
    John Cairns is a reporter for the Battlefords News-Optimist/Regional Optimist. News Watch reflects his view of the local scene and its relationship to the larger news picture. http://johncairnsblog.wordpress.com/

Fed up with the out-of-town media

Well, the release of the Crime Severity Index numbers has come – and gone. And here we are at...

OJ case really was the trial of the century

Twenty years ago around this time, a seminal moment in American history took place. That moment, ...

Contemplating what to do during a CFL strike

Well, life in Saskatchewan could take an unexpected turn for the worse all of a sudden. That’s...

Infectious diseases this month’s cheery topic

The topic of my column this month is epidemics. No, I’m not writing about the crime...

A news perspective with a worldwide scope

I have had a rough time of it as of late. First, there was the weekend of -50 C wind chills....

Now the weather report, live from the USA

Given all the recent talk about publishing attendance records at City Hall, I should point out...

Off-season brings Roughrider fans back to earth

I don’t know about you, but I am still basking in the afterglow of a brilliant performance by ...


Remembering the role of the news media, 50 years later

I have an important declaration to make in my column this week. I am declaring the month of...

North Battleford residents are fed up with crime

I fear I might open the hornets’ nest with this week’s column. But after the events...

We need to expand our pro sports options

In the wake of all the news about North Battleford product Andrew Albers and his elevation to the...



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