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

Syrian refugees finish quarantine in time for first Canadian Thanksgiving

Syrian refugees who waited years to be allowed into Canada to reunite with family had their arrival delayed another six months by the pandemic. Now, the Al Khalif family has finished their 14-quarantine period in time to celebrate their first Canadian Thanksgiving.

New movie about Sask. farmer who went up against Monsanto dredges up old fight over accuracy of his story

It doesn't open until this Friday, but Prairie farmers are already skeptical that the movie Percy will accurately portray their livelihood and the story of Percy Schmeiser, a Saskatchewan farmer who made international headlines when he took his fight against the agrochemical giant Monsanto all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Largest outbreak of COVID-19 in an Indigenous community in Canada offers important lessons

A large outbreak of COVID-19 in an Indigenous community in northwestern Saskatchewan has taught local leaders and health officials how to prepare for potential outbreaks in other rural or remote regions.

$1M lawsuit filed, hundreds of sexual misconduct allegations removed from Victims Voices Instagram

A Regina law firm filed a $1 million lawsuit on behalf of a Regina teacher who is seeking damages for what it says are untrue and defamatory allegations posts on the Victims Voices Regina Instagram page. The anonymous publishers have removed hundreds of posts alleging sexual misconduct over concerns about civil lawsuits.

As parents scramble for options this fall, some are leaving conventional school out of the equation

As many parents hesitate to send their children back to the classroom, some are weighing their options at home. Parents who have never considered home-schooling say it may make more sense than making their child learn virtually from home.

Sorry, not sorry: 3 years into #MeToo era, real apologies are few and far between

The #MeToo movement has reverberated through Regina this summer with several high-profile men being accused of sexual misconduct, and apologizing or stepping down from roles. But new research shows #MeToo apologies rarely do a good job of saying "sorry."

Saskatchewan hockey teams attend out-of-province tournament under blanket of secrecy

Several Saskatchewan hockey teams took extraordinary measures to hide their participation in a Winnipeg hockey tournament in July, including changing their team names, withholding player names on game rosters and forbidding parents from posting on social media.

'They hunted him': Mother of slain Swift Current man says five people convicted in case got off too easy

Five people, including three women, have been convicted in the beating death of 21-year-old Logan Ring north of Swift Current in November 2016. Collin Perrault is serving a life sentence for murder, and the other four people were convicted of manslaughter or accessory to murder. A publication ban is no longer in effect.

Sask. women share #metoo stories detailing 'toxic' culture of restaurant industry

Women are speaking up about sexual harassment in the Saskatchewan restaurant industry.

Founder of mental health non-profit UnderstandUs resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

WARNING: This story contains graphic language. A prominent Saskatchewan mental health advocate has resigned from the non-profit he founded after multiple sexual harassment allegations against him, from his time in the restaurant industry, were revealed in a CBC News investigation.

More Saskatchewan women accuse prominent mental health advocate of sexual harassment

Fifteen former employees of a high-profile mental health advocate in Saskatchewan say they're struggling to reconcile his growing influence among schoolchildren with his past behaviour toward girls and young women in the restaurant industry.

Video games, esports 'skyrocket' in popularity during pandemic

People stuck at home during the pandemic have spent more time than ever before playing video games. Gaming spending reached record levels in March and April. Gamers who play at the competitive level are confident that esports can excel where other traditional professional sports cannot — online.

North Battleford man serving jail time for posting revenge porn photos faces new charges

Daylan Heidel, 28, is serving an 18-month jail sentence for distributing intimate images of four women on an internet porn site without their consent. He pleaded guilty in November 2019. Now, he's facing more charges for other alleged victims.

Employers need to get serious about preventing workplace injuries in the home during pandemic, expert says

Canadians working in improvised workspaces in their homes are beginning to get neck, back and shoulder pains. A Regina chiropractor has dubbed it "work-from-home syndrome" and warns that employers need to get serious about preventing workplace injuries in the home.

Just because you can get tested for COVID-19 in Sask., doesn't mean you should, experts say

Saskatchewan's new testing criteria allows anyone working outside the home to get a COVID-19 test, no symptoms necessary. However, widespread asymptomatic testing is controversial. A Regina infectious disease specialist says it should be done with caution.