Jackie Sharkey


Jackie Sharkey is currently a multimedia journalist with CBC News in P.E.I. She has spent the last decade working as a producer and guest host in Kitchener, Ont. and helped launch the station when it was created in 2013. She has also worked for CBC in Kelowna, B.C., Quebec City and Rankin Inlet, Nunavut.

Latest from Jackie Sharkey

Sisters plan grandparents ball using new DiverseAbility microgrant funding

ResourceAbilities is looking for youth and young adults to submit great ideas to their new grant program, called The DiverseAbility Project. One such idea has turned into a ball for seniors that two sisters are planning.

Don't underestimate P.E.I.'s rip currents, lifeguards warn

The P.E.I. Lifesaving Society and local swimmers are warning people not to underestimate the strength of rip currents this summer following a civilian rescue at Thunder Cove at the end of July. 

These parasite-resistant sheep are coming from overseas to help P.E.I. fight climate change

Local sheep breeders hope to make Prince Edward Island herds more resilient to parasites by introducing new breeds from New Zealand.

Helmet comes in handy as hawk attacks cyclists on Confederation Trail

A Monday morning ride has left six Island cyclists with a story they won't soon forget. In the middle of their ride between Hunter River and Breadalbane, they were ambushed by what was likely a northern goshawk.

Music venue in rezoning tiff with province says it's standing up for all home-based businesses

The owner of The Manse, a music venue in Marshfield, P.E.I., says he's been ordered to rezone his property from residential to commercial — and he worries other home-based businesses may face a similar fate. 

Teen dance troupe from P.E.I. to perform in festival at Disney World

Dance Virtuosa's young company will perform at Disney World this week as part of the Dance the World Festival — an opportunity their instructor says could open doors for the teens, if they choose that career path.

P.E.I. will have civil servants ready to fight wildfires after 10 days training

So far, 70 provincial civil servants have signed up to become wildfire fighters as part of the King government's plan to better prepare Prince Edward Island for this and future fire seasons.

'Somebody dropped the ball': Shipper says ferry cancellation impacts could have been avoided

People who work in P.E.I.'s trucking and shipping industry say they're facing higher costs because ferry service between the Island and Nova Scotia has been cancelled until at least July 10.

23% of P.E.I. lobster boats inspected by DFO in May blitz violated Fisheries Act

Thirty-one out of 135 lobster fishing boats inspected in a blitz investigation in P.E.I. were found to be in violation of the Fisheries Act. Most of the violations were minor, but there is one charge under investigation.

P.E.I. summer camps seeing many more families seek financial aid

More families than ever are asking for help covering the cost of sending their kids to overnight camp on P.E.I. this summer. Camp Seggie and Camp Abegweit say they're seeing double the number of requests compared to previous years.