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.

Latest from Jackie McKay

Nunavummiut call for Inuktitut on federal election ballots

According to a spokesperson for Elections Canada, provisions outlined in the Canada Elections Act stipulates how the ballot should be presented and Inuktitut is not included.

Several Nunavut communities short municipal candidates

Cape Dorset, Nunavut, doesn’t have anyone running for mayor and many other communities are short candidates for council. Ten communities have fewer than eight members acclaimed to council.

2 candidates face off in Iqaluit mayoral race

Residents of Iqaluit will have to choose between two mayoral candidates when they vote in the municipal election at the end of the month. Noah Papatsie and Kenneth Bell are competing for the mayoral seat that has been held by Madeleine Redfern since 2015. 

In Iqaluit, Trudeau announces plans to take Arctic communities off diesel but offers few details

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau arrived in Iqaluit Tuesday morning before noon local time, marking the first appearance of a federal leader in the territories during the 2019 election campaign.

'The back of my brain is sliding into my spine:' Kugluktuk woman desperate for help

Andrea Egotik has a structural abnormality that causes headaches and tremors. Egotik says she has been unable to get a referral to see a neurosurgeon or neurologist in the South. 

Nunavut government hopes to streamline cancer care in the territory

A new training program will make Nunavut doctors the main point of contact in an effort to streamline care for cancer patients who must travel south for treatment.

Fire suspends classes at Kugluktuk's high school

Government officials say the high school is safe to reoccupy but it is unclear when classes will resume.

Iqaluit mayor won't seek re-election

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern will not be running again in the upcoming municipal election, saying her term was challenged by poor leadership and bad governance.

Clams being tested in Frobisher Bay after mass sewage dump in the spring

Residents of Iqaluit want to know if the clams in Frobisher Bay are healthy. More than 30-million litres of raw sewage was released into the bay over the spring.

Don't waste a drop: Iqaluit will use old pool water for construction, dust control

With a water emergency in Iqaluit, the city doesn't want to see one drop go to waste. That's why it's using pool water for construction and other city projects.

City of Iqaluit declares 2nd water emergency in 2 years

There is less water in Lake Geraldine now than there was when the city declared its first water emergency in 2018. To make matters worse, the Apex River, meant to supplement the reservoir, is also at a historic low.

4 retired ambulances donated to Nunavut communities in need

Most Nunavut communities don't have ambulances. Municipalities rely on residents or municipal vehicles to transport patients to health centres.

Iqaluit woman says city's shooting association not offering programs to community

The Iqaluit Shooting Association has not been in good standing with the Nunavut legal registry office since 2011.

Group in Gjoa Haven helps families fundraise for funeral travel

'We want them to just be with their family members while they're grieving," said Robby Qammaniq, a member of Katiqhuiriit Committee.

Iqaluit students walk out of school protesting inaction on climate change

About 100 students walked out of Iqaluit's Inuksuk High School in protest of climate change.