Patrick Book


Prior to joining CBC Saskatchewan in Regina, Patrick Book spent 10 years as a reporter and news reader with 980 CJME, primarily covering city council and the provincial legislature. He can be reached at

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City of Regina suing Co-Op Refinery for more than $4.5 million

The City of Regina is suing the Co-Op Refinery Complex for more than $4.5 million the city says it spent cleaning up after a contaminated water leak in 2020. It is also asking the courts to impose punitive damages.

Sask. RCMP issue warrant for Nova Scotia man facing multiple gun charges

Saskatchewan RCMP have issued a provincewide arrest warrant for Jeremy MacKenzie, who is accused of assault, mischief and two gun offences. MacKenzie, the leader of an alleged white supremacist group, also faces 13 gun charges in Nova Scotia.

Saskatoon tech company Vendasta fires about 5 per cent of employees

After experiencing a surge in growth during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of Saskatchewan's biggest tech companies says it has fired nearly five per cent of its workforce.

University of Regina study aimed at improving mental health for police, emergency workers around world

Nearly 1,000 RCMP recruits are involved in a University of Regina study that aims to measure the effectiveness of preventative mental health training. Its creators say it could one day impact police officers, firefighters and other safety personnel around the world.

Sask. Roughriders return to profitability after shortened season

The Saskatchewan Roughriders recorded a significant profit for the 2020/21 fiscal year despite a shortened CFL season, but lower ticket sales and changing consumer behaviour still present challenges.

Sask. population could grow 500,000 by 2043: Statistics Canada

A new report by Statistics Canada says Saskatchewan's population could grow by up to 500,000 in the next 21 years. But negative net migration, an aging population and lower birth rates could slow things down.

Sask. children's advocate may look into Legacy Christian Academy allegations

Saskatchewan's children's advocate says she is keeping her eye on how the fallout of accusations of physical and sexual abuse is being handled. Lisa Broda says it is critical that schools present a safe environment for kids.

Teachers accused in Legacy Christian Academy scandal removed from schools

Three teachers connected to the Legacy Christian Academy scandal will not be in the classroom for the upcoming school year. The government confirms the regulatory body for teachers has taken action.

Anniversary of Afghanistan takeover difficult for refugee, ex-MLA in Sask.

After a year of Taliban rule over Afghanistan, Maryam Masoomi is looking back on her escape. Meanwhile, former Saskatchewan MLA Pat Atkinson is concerned about her former colleagues in the country who have yet to make it to Canada.

Tennis ball-sized hail, storms leave damage throughout Sask.

Severe storms hit several parts of Saskatchewan on Saturday night and Sunday night. Hail as big as tennis balls was reported in some communities, while the Co-Op gas bar in Kelvington saw part of its roof destroyed.