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

Parents concerned about coronavirus seek alternatives to classroom learning

Parents concerned about COVID-19 are looking for alternatives to classroom learning. Some families have the resources to help their children adapt, but there are concerns about the students who will fall through the cracks and growing calls for the federal government to intervene.

Town of Melita, Man., mourns loss of teens in tornado

The small Manitoba town of Melita is in deep mourning after two teens were killed in a nearby tornado Friday night. Shayna Barnesky and Carter Tilbury, both 18, died after their pickup truck was swept up by the twister.

'Pervasive and systemic' racism at Canadian Museum for Human Rights, report says

A damning external review into complaints by former and current employees has found "pervasive and systemic" racism and a toxic culture at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights — something the board chair and acting CEO is apologizing for and vowing to change.

Canadian military says new hateful conduct policy will help weed out extremists in the ranks

The Canadian military has created a new policy on hateful conduct to help identify and weed out members with links to white supremacist organizations or other hate groups. For the first time, the Canadian Armed Forces also has a formal definition for hateful conduct.

Manitoba judge under investigation shortly after her appointment

A newly appointed Manitoba judge is under investigation by the province’s judicial oversight body, but court officials won't say why.

Canadian scientist sent deadly viruses to Wuhan lab months before RCMP asked to investigate

One of the scientists escorted from the National Microbiology Lab last year amid an RCMP investigation was responsible for a shipment of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory four months earlier. Coronavirus was not part of the shipment.

Manitoba watches COVID-19 numbers as it cautiously reopens economy

As Manitoba moves to reopen much of its economy, some businesses are eager to get started, while others are treading more cautiously — but everyone is aware that a spike in new COVID-19 cases or deaths could mean tighter restrictions again.

Head of National Microbiology Lab resigns, takes bio-research job in U.K.

The head of the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg has suddenly resigned to work with a bio-research institute in the United Kingdom.

Hudson's Bay Company has 350 years of history — but does it have a future?

May 2 should have been an epic 350th birthday party for one of the longest continuously running companies in the world. Instead, HBC's iconic department stores were shuttered because of COVID-19. As it reopens, analysts are questioning the company's future as it navigates a complex post-pandemic retail environment.

Lessons learned during H1N1 guide Ottawa's response to COVID-19 in First Nations

The federal government is looking to hire paramedics who can fly up to remote First Nations in case there’s a surge of COVID-19 cases, and officials say it’s evidence of a different approach to Indigenous health care than during the H1N1 outbreak.

'I don't hold this anymore': Survivor finds freedom in forgiveness for Altona killer

It’s been 30 years since two rural Manitoba teenagers were tied up, assaulted and left to die in a burning house, but the sole survivor will never forget it — and news their attacker has been granted full parole has brought it all back.

Cree-speaking raven puppet gives COVID-19 health information

A Manitoba researcher is using part of his $500,000 federal grant to not only study how COVID-19 is affecting Indigenous communities but also to help them survive it. One of his first projects is a public health video delivered in Cree by a raven puppet.

3 people linked to Winnipeg's National Microbiology Laboratory infected with coronavirus

Two employees at the National Microbiology Laboratory and one of their close contacts have tested positive for the coronavirus, staff at the Winnipeg facility were told via email Thursday.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency lab worker isolating after contact with chickens exposed to coronavirus

A Canadian Food Inspection Agency lab worker in Winnipeg is in self-isolation after having unprotected contact with chickens innoculated with the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

'We, too, are part of this world': How Hutterites, Old Order Mennonites are responding to COVID-19

Hutterite and Old Order Mennonite communities are struggling to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions as they balance public safety with their communal lifestyle.