Jackie McKay


Jackie McKay is a Métis journalist working for CBC in Nunavut. She has worked as a reporter in Thunder Bay, Yellowknife, Whitehorse and Iqaluit. Jackie also worked on CBC Radio One shows including The Current, Metro Morning, after graduating from Ryerson University in 2017. Follow her on Twitter @mckayjacqueline.

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Nunavut finance minister tables $2.5 billon budget with focus on housing

Nunavut Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak tabled the 2022-2023 budget, which includes increased spending on public and staff housing units.

Rankin Inlet's water and sewer system is at a critical breaking point

Housing projects in development may sit empty because they are unable to be hooked up to the hamlets sewer system.

Daycares in Sanikiluaq to reopen after closure

The daycares closed in December because of 'serious administrative and financial troubles,' according to the MLA for Hudson Bay.

Elder care tops priorities as Nunavut's new gov't sits for 1st time

As the first legislative sitting of Nunavut's new government begins Monday, Premier P.J. Akeeagok will table the government's mandate statement, which includes "implementing a comprehensive elder care strategy."

Coroner's inquest rules Sanirajak police shooting a homicide

A six-person jury has ruled the death of Jeremy Nuvviaq a homicide. Nuvviaq was just 39 when he was shot and killed by police in Sanirajak, Nunavut, in May of 2017.

RCMP officer who shot Sanirajak man tells inquest he feared for his life

RCMP Const. Stephen Currie said he received a call from Iqaluit dispatch at 11:40 p.m. on May 1, 2017, saying they had received calls that “Jeremy Nuvviaq has a gun and he doesn't care.”

Inquest hears Sanirajak man shot by police had a toy gun

The man who called police the night RCMP shot Jeremy Nuvviaq in Sanirajak, Nunavut, in 2017 says he was trying to save Nuvviaq's life. "I knew pointing a toy [gun] at a police officer, it might kill you," Jason Dawson said Monday.

Water contamination and ravens spreading garbage: Concerns linger over Iqaluit's new landfill

The City of Iqaluit is getting closer to building its new landfill and waste transfer station. But not all councillors are on board with the current plans, citing sustainability, litter and contamination concerns. 

Iqaluit to Sanikiluaq flight extended to collect more data on viability

Arctic Fresh Projects Ltd. says COVID-19 has made it difficult to collect data on the pilot project.

Beer and wine outselling hard liquor, says Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Sales of alcohol through the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission show residents are buying more beer and wine products than hard liquor. "That was the whole intent of the [beer and wine] store and I think that's working," says Daniel Young