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John Cairns

John Cairns

John Cairns, who originally hails from Saskatoon, is SASKTODAY.ca's reporter out of Regina, covering the Legislature and politics and other provincial issues. Prior to moving to Regina, he has been based in the Battlefords since 2008, reporting for the Battlefords Regional News-Optimist.
He is experienced in covering local, provincial and federal politics and elections, business and education. He has also covered major trials, including the Curt Dagenais trial in 2009 and the Gerald Stanley trial in 2018. Beyond hard news, he is just as comfortable interviewing big-name country music artists and sports figures, and covering hot dog eating contests. He has a keen interest in the entertainment industry and writes a regular column on movies called Cairns on Cinema.

Recent Work by John

Housing Incentives Policy getting update to speed up projects

Housing Incentives Policy getting update to speed up projects

Regina City Hall Update - Amendments to Housing Incentives Policy are aimed at getting projects approved faster and city funding in place sooner
Six takeaways from midyear report that Sask. is back in deficit

Six takeaways from midyear report that Sask. is back in deficit

Drought conditions, potash prices are impacts cited in 2023-24 midyear report from Minister of Finance Donna Harpauer
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