Karen Pauls

National reporter

Karen Pauls covers Manitoba stories for CBC national news. She has worked across Canada, U.S. and Europe, and in CBC bureaus in Washington, London and Berlin. Some of her awards include the New York Festivals for coverage of the Greyhound bus beheading and a Quirks & Quarks question show, and from the Radio Television Digital News Association for stories about asylum seekers, the Michif language, the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy, live elections and royal wedding shows. In 2007, Karen received the Canadian Association of Journalist’s Dateline Hong Kong Fellowship and did a radio documentary on the 10th anniversary of the deadly avian flu outbreak. Story tips at karen.pauls@cbc.ca.

Latest from Karen Pauls

Canada could be training 100 more family doctors this year, but medical residency spots go unfilled

Some 100 family medicine residency training spots will be unfilled in Canada when new physicians start the next phase of their education in a few months — the continuation of an alarming trend that is exacerbating the family doctor shortage across the country and prompting a call to fix what some describe as a broken system.

How a community-centred take on new med schools could help Canada's family doctor shortage

A shortage of physicians has prompted provinces to establish new medical schools at the University of Prince Edward Island, Simon Fraser University and Toronto Metropolitan University in the next few years. They will feature a new model of education where students train in the communities where they'll hopefully serve after graduation.

'I felt like I was ambushed,' Linda Beardy's sister says of police visit to share details of case

Linda Beardy's sister is calling for an independent investigation into her death. She also plans to file a formal complaint against the Winnipeg Police Service for the way officers are treating this case. Beardy is the 33-year-old First Nations woman whose body was found in a city landfill earlier this week.

Medical students' interest in being family doctors on decline even as provinces boost training spots

At a time when six million Canadians don’t have access to a family doctor, fewer Canadian-trained medical students than ever are considering it their No. 1 choice in specialties, even as medical schools boost their programs.

Federal agriculture minister responds to petition for ban on live horse exports for slaughter

The federal agriculture minister responded Wednesday to a House of Commons petition calling for a ban on the export of live horses for slaughter, reiterating that consultations are underway.

Mother of Manitoba woman who died in failed ICU transfer suing province over 'preventable' death

The mother of a 31-year-old Manitoba woman who died while waiting to be transferred to an Ontario hospital in 2021 is suing all those involved in the decision to move her out of province in order to make room for more critically ill COVID-19 patients.

'Stop the bleeding,' Philippines health official says about international recruiting of nurses

Government health officials say there's a shortage of 350,000 nurses in the Philippines. They, hospital administrators and nursing advocates are trying to find ways to make their own health-care system sustainable, even as international recruitment delegations come knocking.

Internationally trained nurses who came to Canada feel forgotten as provinces recruit abroad

Nurses already in Canada who completed their training abroad but are finding it difficult to become accredited here worry that their skills and abilities are being wasted and question why provincial health officials are going on recruitment trips overseas.

Canada isn't doing enough to protect horses flown to Japan for slaughter, advocates say

Animal welfare advocates have filed a legal complaint with Ottawa after a December 2022 shipment of live horses to Japan exceeded the legal 28-hour limit without food, water or rest. However, the exporter says all parties made the decision to continue the shipment in the best interest of the horses.

Indian migrant arrested near U.S. border last year accused of using fake documents to apply to Ontario college

An Indian citizen who was part of the same group of migrants as a family that froze to death near the United States border in Manitoba last year has been accused of forgery in his home country after allegedly using fake documents to apply to study at a college in southern Ontario.