Jackie Sharkey

Associate Producer, CBC KW

Jackie Sharkey has worked all over the country with the CBC over the past decade, including Kelowna, Quebec City and Rankin Inlet, NU. She frequently reports on the arts and is particularly interested in stories where consumer and environmental issues intersect.

Latest from Jackie Sharkey

How the 'missing middle' is pushing K-W housing prices higher and higher

As the price of single, detached homes tips over $850,000, a housing economist is calling on developers and the housing industry to find a replacement for the traditional family home, which is now unaffordable for all but the highest-income earners in Waterloo region.

It's time to make February about Black 'heritage' — not history — say 2 organizers

After a turbulent 2020, Black heritage groups in Guelph and Kitchener are changing how they mark Black History Month.

Mother says WRDSB should have planned to send laptops home before school was dismissed

A Waterloo mom is frustrated after her son was denied access to a school board-provided laptop on Friday only to have the Waterloo Region District School Board change course less than a week later.

Revera report brings relief to grieving daughter, but she wanted to be involved

An internal review by the company that manages Forest Heights Long-Term Care Home in Kitchener has relieved some of the guilt felt by one grieving daughter but should have involved loved ones of those who died, she says.

OPP officer killed in line of duty on Manitoulin Island

An officer with the Ontario Provincial Police was killed in the line of duty on Thursday on Manitoulin Island. A civilian is also dead.

​Pro-choice advocate assaulted with red paint by man outside Tim Horton's

A local pro-choice advocate says she had a bucket of red paint thrown at her outside a Tim Horton's on Tuesday. The alleged assault is being investigated as a hate crime, said Waterloo Regional Police.

13 Windsor Regional Hospital staff caught COVID-19 in the community, not from patients

So far, 13 Windsor Regional Hospital staff have caught COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, but it was from community exposure — not patients, says the hospital.

Windsor-Essex public health can now track COVID-19 through wastewater

Windsor-Essex public health is now part of a pilot project using waste water to track and detect outbreaks of COVID-19. Researchers say their system can detect an outbreak 7 to 10 days before community infections appear.

Here's what your kid's music class may look like this September in Windsor-Essex

CBC Windsor got a sneak peek inside one teacher's music classroom as he prepares to welcome students back to Sandwich Secondary School in LaSalle.

Refugee-immigrant duo offer translation services to ease newcomer transition

Vasilis Panousis and Mahmoud Hatoum heard local non-profits were struggling to provide language services to newcomers in the City of Windsor. They knew a translation and interpretation business would be a success, and weren't going to let a pandemic get in their way.