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John Cairns

The Battlefords (North Battleford and Battleford), Saskatchewan
Covers:  provincial politics, federal politics, city hall, agriculture, courts, energy, weather, sports, movies, business, severe weather

I'm a very busy news reporter covering politics, City Hall, the courts, sports, movies, etc. for the Battlefords News-Optimist.

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John Cairns covers news, politics, City Hall, the courts, and plenty of other things for the Battlefords News-Optimist and Regional Optimist newspapers. His experience includes print, online and on-air experience on TV and radio in eastern and western Canada. He's also got extensive experience co...

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but that was a long time ago before computers came in.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

It's great, you get to see history as it happens. It means you get to tell the story for future generations.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Send an email, but better yet, call me up directly at the office.

Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association Awards

2010 - Best Hard News Photo
Awarded for coverage of Curt Dagenais murder trial in Saskatoon.

Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association Award

2011 - Best Tourism Series
Shared with Trent Cey and Jayne Foster for series of stories on Table Mountain