Karen Pauls

National Reporter

Karen Pauls is an award-winning journalist who has been a national news reporter in Manitoba since 2004. She has travelled across Canada and around the world to do stories for CBC, including the 2011 Royal Wedding in London. Karen has worked in Washington and was the correspondent in Berlin, Germany, for three months in 2013, covering the selection of Pope Francis in Rome. Twitter @karenpaulscbc

Latest from Karen Pauls

Manitobans weigh in on debate over flavoured e-cigarette ban

As health professionals try to understand how vaping products might trigger severe lung injuries, there are new calls for a ban on thousands of candy and dessert-like e-cigarette flavours that attract young people.

Cambodian fisheries worker urges Canada to do more to combat slave labour

Canada is doing little to ensure that workers are not exploited or enslaved in the production of your seafood, and one victim of slave labour in the fishing industry is among those calling on the Canadian government to do more to protect workers' rights.

Former army reservist linked to neo-Nazi group missing, sought by RCMP

RCMP are searching for Patrik Mathews, whose alleged ties to a Neo-Nazi group led to his ejection from the Armed Forces this week.

New mental health resource helps 1st year students cope

Experts estimate between two and 10 per cent of university and college students think about killing themselves. Every year, some follow through. A new mental health guide for first-year students aims to help prevent burnout, breakdowns and, ultimately, suicides.

Canadian lab's shipment of Ebola, Henipah viruses to China raises questions

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab sent live Ebola and Henipah viruses to Beijing on an Air Canada flight March 31, and while the Public Health Agency of Canada says all federal policies were followed, there are questions about whether that shipment is part of an ongoing RCMP investigation.

Ouster of researchers from National Microbiology Lab still a mystery

One of Canada’s top scientists says he’s surprised and dismayed an “administrative matter” resulted in the sudden eviction of a prominent Chinese Canadian virologist, her biologist husband, and her students from Canada’s only level-4 lab in Winnipeg and prompted an RCMP investigation.

University suggests faculty avoid trips to China amid RCMP probe into lab researchers

The University of Manitoba is recommending faculty avoid unnecessary travel to China in light of an RCMP investigation involving two microbiology researchers and a possible “policy breach” at the National Microbiology Lab.

University severs ties with two researchers who were escorted out of National Microbiology Lab

The University of Manitoba has cut ties with two researchers who were escorted out the National Microbiology Lab (NML) in Winnipeg earlier this month, until an RCMP investigation is complete.

Chinese researcher escorted from infectious disease lab amid RCMP investigation

A researcher with ties to China was recently escorted out of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg amid an RCMP investigation into what’s being described as a possible "policy breach."

RCMP investigate possible policy breach at National Microbiology Lab

Manitoba RCMP are investigating a possible policy breach at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg. Few details are available, but a spokesperson confirms police received a referral from the Public Health Agency of Canada to look into an"administrative matter" at Canada's only Level 4 lab.

For this grandmother and grandson, speaking Ojibway is 'an act of defiance'

When Patricia Ningewance lay quietly sobbing in her dormitory bed at the Shingwauk Indian Residential School in northern Ontario, she never imagined she'd one day willingly return. But now she's back to teach the very language the school tried to steal from her, working alongside her grandson.

'This is just the beginning': Raptors win inspires young fans, could change future of Canadian basketball

The Raptors made history Thursday night, but their NBA championship win could also change the future of Canadian basketball. 

Suicide prevention curriculum gives students tools to thrive, not just survive

The Thrival Kit curriculum, a suicide prevention pilot project in Manitoba, teaches students personal reflection, mindfulness meditation, stress reduction and coping strategies, and interpersonal skills.

No stone left unturned: MMIWG families skeptical police will change

Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls have little faith the national inquiry's recommendations on policing will make a big difference, but the RCMP says it has already made improvements in the way these cases are investigated.

From 1919 to #MeToo: A century of progress, but still 'a long way to go' for women in the workplace

On May 15, 1919, 500 telephone operators known as the "Hello Girls" were the first to walk off the job as part of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. A century later, there have been significant gains for women in the workplace — but some things haven’t changed.