Jackie McKay

Reporter

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.

Latest from Jackie McKay

Iqaluit MLA calls vaccine rollout a 'communications fiasco'

MLA for Iqaluit-Manirajak, Adam Arreak Lightstone, has sent a letter to the Health Minister asking for specific details of vaccine distribution. Without answer Arreak Lightstone has asked for expected dates to vaccine the general public in Iqaluit.

Northern internet company secures new satellite to fix shortage

SSi Canada previously had to stop taking on new customers because of a strain on internet capacity in the fall.

Nunavut's expedited medical travel program built to reduce risk of COVID-19 says CPHO

Nunavut's Chief Public Health Officer says COVID-19 tests are not mandatory. Requiring a negative test before traveling could deter people from getting tested.

Iqaluit queues for booze reflect uptick in record holiday sales

Director of the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission says changes are on the way to help reduce wait times.

Iqaluit man sentenced two years for armed robbery of KFC - Quickstop

Michael Cooper-Flaherty was sentenced to two years in prison and two years of probation after being found guilty of robbing the downtown KFC - Quickstop in February 2020.

Iqaluit Humane Society may have to close doors if it doesn't find new space

The city-owned building the shelter operates out of now is being torn down in September 2021, leaving the humane society scrambling to find a new place before then. 

Iqaluit cabin owner says he's not trespassing on Crown land

Over the summer Archie Angnakak received a notice on his cabin asking him to get a lease to occupy Crown land. He said the notice takes a colonial tone and approach.

Workers trapped at Nunavut mine in midst of COVID-19 outbreak growing anxious, says employee

A worker at the Hope Bay mine says the government of Nunavut's response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been a "complete mess" and they are "mishandling" the situation.

City of Iqaluit may pay for residents' funeral expenses

How funeral and burial services would work when run by the city still needs to be figured out by city staff and voted on by council.

Nunavut to look at guaranteed basic income program

The Department of Family Services has a request for proposal out for a feasibility study on a program that would guarantee Nunavummiut a living wage.

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