Bonnie Allen

Senior Reporter

Bonnie Allen is a senior reporter for CBC News based in Saskatchewan. Before returning to Canada in 2013, Allen spent four years reporting from across Africa, including Libya, South Sudan, Liberia and Sierra Leone. She holds a Master's in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford. @bonnieallenCBC

Latest from Bonnie Allen

'Absolute hell': Parents say daughter, 5, almost died after routine dental surgery

A five-year-old Regina girl's lungs collapsed while receiving oxygen after routine dental surgery. The dental surgical centre investigated and confirmed to the parents that a mistake was made.

Regina man guilty of sexual assault on Plenty of Fish first date

A 50-year-old Regina man has been found guilty of sexual assault causing bodily harm.

Creative Saskatchewan to audit grants given to Indig Inc. and Heather Abbey

Creative Saskatchewan has confirmed that it will review all grants given to Saskatoon businesswoman Heather Abbey and her website for Indigenous artists, Indig Inc. Abbey has collected more than $160,000 over the past four years to build her company and promote Indigenous artists.

Unpaid bills and broken promises: Indig Inc. problems go beyond failed Tokyo trade mission

An Indigenous entrepreneur facing allegations of financial mismanagement related to a trade mission to Japan has left behind a trail of unpaid bills and broken promises, both in Canada and abroad.

Saskatoon man breaking up with 550 Facebook friends via phone

Saskatoon writer James Avramenko calls a Facebook friend every week to personally reconnect, then ends their online relationship. He's breaking up with every single one of them.

Foster family fights for pay to raise child who needs 24/7 care

Saskatchewan foster parents Erin and Trevor McLellan care for a six-year-old girl who has had thousands of epileptic seizures. The McLellans decided to go public after a dispute with Saskatchewan's Ministry of Social Services over how much they are compensated.

'It's a no-brainer': Hunters call for steps to stop 'Zombie deer disease' epidemic

The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation is calling for a ban on hunting baits and for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing on any deer, elk or moose killed by hunters.
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'Win-win': Better fertilizer use by farmers saves money and the environment

Prairie farmers are adopting more sophisticated fertilizer products and application methods in order to grow the most food while spending the least amount of money. In particular, reducing fertilizer waste helps reduce emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas 300 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

'Where am I?' Toddler stuck in mud hole overnight still awakes in panic, says mother

Gabe Barrington-Moss made a frantic 800 kilometre journey from Edmonton to Aneroid, Sask., to help search for her missing two-year old son, who wandered away from a farm.
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Aspiring Saskatoon astronaut eyes private space travel as best bet

Saskatoon biomedical engineer Doug Campbell is graduating from a citizen-astronaut academy that he hopes will help get him a ticket to space.

Saskatoon software company to hire 365 people after record-breaking $40M cash injection

Saskatoon software company Vendasta has signed a deal for $40 million in growth capital and plans to expand its workforce in the next three years to 650 people from 285.

Crown says story told by Regina man accused of rape on Plenty of Fish date is 'preposterous'

Warning: This story contains graphic language and disturbing content.
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Selfie museum or science lab? Exhibit sparks joy and debate

A summer exhibit at the Saskatchewan Science Centre looks to spark joy in people using scientifically proven design elements, and to examine the social phenomena of selfie museums.

'Our hurt, our loss, our tears': MMIWG report an emotional milestone for Sask. Indigenous women

Indigenous women who spent years fighting for a national inquiry into the disproportionate number of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are travelling from across Canada to Ottawa to witness the inquiry commissioners hand over their final report and recommendations in Gatineau, Que.

These parents went into debt to get their children private, long-term drug treatment

Parents of drug-addicted children are cashing in retirement savings, remortgaging houses and sinking into debt to pay for private long-term drug treatment. A leading addictions researcher says the 28-day, publicly funded treatment that's become the standard in Canada isn't based on evidence or outcomes.