Jackie Sharkey


Jackie Sharkey is a producer for CBC News in Kitchener-Waterloo and an occasional guest host. She has been been based in Kitchener, Ont., since the station was created in 2013, after working for CBC in Kelowna, B.C., Quebec City and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

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Court documents detail why Kitchener, Ont., teacher used masking tape on two students

Court documents filed in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kitchener, Ont., detail why a teacher taped two students with masking tape in October, 2021. An agreed statement of facts says the teacher was trying to keep the two boys from turning around in their seats.

SIU clears Waterloo region police officer of criminal negligence after fatal wellness check

The director of Ontario's police watchdog found no reasonable grounds to criminally charge a Waterloo regional police officer for their involvement in a wellness check that ended in the death of a 27-year-old Waterloo man in January of 2022.

SIU probe into Cambridge shooting is 1 of 5 ongoing investigations into WRPS

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) probe into the shooting of a Cambridge, Ont., man during a police wellness check is one of five current local investigations by the police watchdog. Here's where they stand.

Would a grocery code of conduct really rein in food prices? Ontario's Green Party thinks so

With food prices continuing to soar, the Green Party of Ontario is pitching a grocery code of conduct as a way of making everyday items more affordable. Experts say it's possible the idea could have merit in Canada, but it's unlikely to provide the relief many want to see.

CODA's Oscar win puts deaf culture in spotlight, say Canadian child of deaf adults and CODA star's ASL tutor

Jessica Brockway, a Canadian child of deaf adults, and Anselmo DeSousa, the Toronto-based American Sign Language tutor of a star in the Oscar-winning film CODA, say they're excited that deaf culture has finally been put in the spotlight.

Do libraries need social workers on staff? Some librarians say yes

As London Public Library in southwestern Ontario commits to adding a full-time addiction and mental health specialist to its staff, experts say more social work training and support is exactly what urban libraries need.

1 in 5 Waterloo Region District School Board classrooms have HEPA filter units

Only 22 per cent of classrooms across the Waterloo Region District School Board have HEPA filter air purifiers. A school board spokesperson said classrooms that didn't see ventilation improvements —including HVAC system filter upgrades or window improvements — were put on a HEPA filter units priority list.

Wastewater testing shows Omicron subvariant circulating in Waterloo region

Omicron subvariant BA.2 has been detected in Waterloo region's wastewater. The samples came from the water treatment plant in the City of Waterloo, and were independently confirmed by two different labs in January. 

Region 'no place' for hate speech, says Karen Redman, as Waterloo braces for convoy protest

Waterloo Regional Police closed King Street in uptown Waterloo Saturday, ahead of an expected convoy this weekend. Meanwhile, Chair Karen Redman is saying there is "no place" for "personal attacks or hate speech in Waterloo region."

Waterloo Region District School Board fundraises for HEPA filter units for schools

The charitable arm of the Waterloo Region District School Board has set up a fundraiser so community members can help the school board buy HEPA filtration systems for its classrooms.