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

'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.

'Just get it done:' Indian day school survivors divided over proposed settlement

For more than a decade, Ray Mason has been fighting for compensation for the time he and thousands of other Indigenous people were forced to attend federally operated Indian day schools. He hopes that battle will soon be over.

Winnipeg doctor guilty of professional misconduct in controversial stem cell research

Dr. Susan Krause has been barred from practising medicine for a year by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba after an investigatory panel found her guilty on eight charges, including professional misconduct and demonstrating unfitness to practise medicine.

Manitoba spent big money to fight flooding. Could its solutions work in Eastern Canada?

As parts of Eastern Canada struggle with record flood levels, Winnipeg is unusually dry. That's partly because of a long, slow spring melt, but also because of investments in dikes, dams, diversions — and something called Duff's Ditch. Could Manitoba's flood-protection solutions work elsewhere?

'Shopping pre-loved' gaining ground as an antidote to fast fashion and a way to reduce waste

Thrift and consignment store shopping isn't just a way to save a little money — it's also become an antidote to the "fast fashion" that's taking a toll on the planet, says a business owner who helps people find "pre-loved" fashions.

Still #HumboldtStrong 1 year after tragic bus crash

For Kaleb Dahlgren, the A on his Humboldt Broncos jersey meant he was a team leader. That responsibility didn’t end when with the fatal bus crash last April — in many ways, it only got more important.

Friends of Ethiopian Airlines crash victim relieved planes have been grounded

Friends of one of the Ethiopian Airlines crash victims say politicians did the right thing in banning Boeing's 737 Max 8 aircraft from Canadian and American airspace. Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau and U.S. President Donald Trump grounded the planes Wednesday amid growing safety concerns.

Canada's private refugee sponsorship program turns 40: Friendships forged by Vietnam War endure

Ron and Clara Wiebe were some of the Manitoba Mennonites who helped Hoa and Lan Chau start a new life in Canada, thanks to a ground-breaking private sponsorship program that turns 40 on March 5.

Winnipeg's Story Studio draws on power of storytelling to encourage reconciliation, bridge building

Telling and listening to stories is one way of developing relationships, creating understanding and encouraging reconciliation. It's why a group working with under-privileged people in inner-city Winnipeg built a state-of-the-art recording studio and is inviting people to come in and tell their stories.

Winnipeg students work to stem teen vaping 'epidemic'

About 4.9 million U.S. middle and high school students currently use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Canadian research suggests a dramatic increase in teen vaping rates here as well. Some Winnipeg students are trying to educate themselves and each other about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Feeling fidgety in class? Go stomp, jump or hop down this school's sensory hallway

In many Canadian schools, recess and phys-ed class may be the only activity students get in their day, but a school in rural Manitoba is trying to buck that trend with a Sensory Path in the main hallway.

Charities scramble to attract younger generation as their donor base ages

Many charitable organizations are coming up with strategies to attract new supporters as they see their donor base aging and a younger generation that appears to not have embraced charitable giving to the same extent as their parents and grandparents.