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

Jackie's 5 fun physically-distanced things to do July 4 to 5

As we all settle into a bit of a new routine here in Stage 2 of re-opening, there's more to do with our spare time, as organizers of some of our favourite "before times" activities tweak their formats to match the new physical-distanced norms. 

Complicated international travel cancels 2020 Waterloo Busker Carnival

Though it's still several months away, the Waterloo Busker Carnival has decided to cancel its 2020 event. Organizer Randy Warren said bringing international performers to Waterloo has become all but impossible in the current global pandemic.

Waterloo asked to consider liquor in city parks, parking lots, public spaces

The City of Waterloo is being asked to consider loosening its liquor bylaws, to allow drinking in municipal parks and to let bars and restaurants expand their patios into nearby parking lots and public spaces. 

Drivers told to challenge fake cops, but lawyer says not so easy for people of colour

Rolling up the windows and locking the doors when you get pulled over by police sounds like risky advice, but that's what OPP say to do after a spate of police impersonations in southern Ontario. Criminal lawyer Lori-Ann Thomas isn't convinced those are great tips — especially for people of colour.

Little free libraries fill the gap left by public libraries closed since March

With public library branches closed since mid-March, avid readers are turning to neighbourhood-based Little Libraries all over K-W to borrow books.

22 new cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo region

Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Waterloo region, bringing Friday's total to 72, according to Waterloo Region Public Health. Two of the deceased had been living at Trinity Village long-term care home in Kitchener.

Learning from home for COVID-19: follow this Ontario family's 8-part education journey

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 8)

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19. The family is preparing now to finish out the school year at home, and that means their eldest will miss out on her very first graduation.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 7)

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 6)

Carin and Matt realize Clementine's formal studies have been a bit neglected so the family got a little fresh air, and focused more on the little one's learning.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 5)

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19. Today they consider overcoming conflict when we're all cooped up in close quarters.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 4)

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 3)

Kitchener couple Carin Lowerison and Matt White are trying to support their three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, Heidrun, and Clementine, as they learn from home during COVID-19.

Testing, assessment opens to new 'prioritized groups' in region

The list of people who can be tested for COVID-19 has been expanded in Waterloo region as the total number of deaths rises to 19 as of Friday morning, according to numbers by Region of Waterloo Public Health.

E-learning in Ontario: Follow this family as they adjust to school at home (Day 2)

Carin Lowerison and Matt White have three elementary-school age girls: Berkeley, 11, Heidrun, 9, and Clementine, 5. CBC is following their family as they navigate home-based education. Here's a look at Day 2 and the family's philosophical struggle with screentime.

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