Bonnie Allen

Senior reporter

Bonnie Allen is a national news reporter for CBC News based in Saskatchewan. She has covered stories from across Canada and around the world, reporting from various African countries for five years. She holds a master's degree in international human rights law from the University of Oxford. You can reach her at

Latest from Bonnie Allen

Mother's Day visits at care homes should go ahead, even for residents in outbreak zones: SHA

Outbreaks at long-term care homes trigger red level restrictions that prohibit social visits, but Saskatchewan Health Authority's Dr. Johnmark Opondo says family visitation should be accommodated for Mother's Day, unless residents are sick.

Sask. COVID-19 patient marks 279 days in hospital

Ken Roth, 66, has spent nine months in hospital after contracting COVID-19 in July, 2021. And while there are fewer critically ill COVID patients these days, long hospital stays remain a challenge for the health-care system.

Syrian boy in Saskatoon separated from parents for 5 years faces more reunion delays

Nine-year-old Adnan Kharsa arrived in Canada nearly a year ago, but hasn't seen his parents in five years. The Syrian boy wants to be reunited with his parents, but backlogs in Ottawa have delayed an application to privately sponsor the refugee family.

Snowy winter provides blast of hope in some parts of drought-stricken Prairies

Farmers and weather specialists express cautious optimism that this winter's snowfall will ease drought conditions in some parts of Canada's Prairies.

This farmer's truck was towed at a COVID-19 anti-mandate protest. He wants you to hear him out.

A grain farmer from Tisdale, Saskatchewan had his truck towed at an anti-vaccine mandate protest in Regina on Feb. 6, 2022. He said he was left feeling like a criminal, even though his desire was to find a sense of belonging to exercise his democratic right.

Regina mother delivers 3rd set of twins in 4 years

A Regina mother says she's used to "chaos" after delivering three sets of twins in four years, in addition to two older children.

Cree-Métis singer finds peace and harmony in Cree Christmas carols

Cree-Métis singer Falynn Baptiste has become a champion of the Cree language, both in the classroom and on stage, after years of turning her back on her culture.

After she lost her hair from COVID-19, 7-year-old Regina girl excited about 1st vaccine dose

Cedar Herle was eager to get the pediatric COVID-19 vaccine after experiencing first-hand the long-term effects of the disease. She lost all of her hair after contracting COVID-19 a year ago, while her mother suffered a COVID-related stroke.

How forgiveness brought 2 strangers together after a deadly crash in Saskatchewan

After a young family was killed in a drunk driving crash, a victim's brother found himself consumed by grief and anger. He finally decided that forgiving the drunk driver was the only way to find relief. That forgiveness forged a bond between him and the driver's son.

How a 36-year-old Yorkton mother died from COVID-19 at home after trying to 'ride it out'

The husband of a Yorkton, Sask., woman who died from COVID-19 at home said the family felt they were supposed to stay home and avoid health facilities, where they might infect others with the virus.