Cody MacKay

Web Writer

Cody hails from Summerside, Prince Edward Island, and is a UPEI History and Carleton Masters of Journalism alum. He joined CBC P.E.I. in July, 2017. Reach him at

Latest from Cody MacKay

'Socktober' campaign at P.E.I. high school off on the right foot

Students at Westisle have launched a month-long campaign to fill a "huge box" full of socks and gently-used winter clothing to donate to Islanders in need.

Is downtown Summerside 'prime' for a new grocery store?

Downtown Summerside has been without a grocery store for more than a year and some residents are wondering if and when they'll see one again.

Island voters prepare to go back to the polls

Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau met with Gov. Gen. Julie Payette Wednesday morning, asking her to dissolve Parliament and launch Canada's 43rd general election.

After Dorian devastation, MLA revives call for alternate route into West Prince

Tignish-Palmer Road MLA Hal Perry is reviving a call he made for government to provide an alternate route into West Prince in case of emergencies, in light of the severe damage caused by post-tropical storm Dorian.

Your photos of Dorian's destruction across P.E.I.

With downed power lines, destroyed trees and severely damaged property, it's no question Dorian has been a menace to Prince Edward Islanders.

Harsh winds, heavy rain bash P.E.I. overnight

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Halifax area Saturday evening and Islanders can be sure to expect heavy rain and powerful winds after it passes Nova Scotia.

Here are the P.E.I. candidates running in the 2019 federal election

The deadline to be nominated as a candidate has passed and 18 candidates across Prince Edward Island are officially running in the 2019 federal election. 

Here are the candidates running in Charlottetown

This is P.E.I.'s only exclusively urban riding, containing solely the city of Charlottetown and some outlying areas toward Winsloe, Brackley and Miltonvale Park.

Here are the candidates running in Cardigan

This riding represents pretty well all of Kings County, stretching from Tracadie Bay and Scotchfort to East Point, from Souris down to Murray Harbour. Point Prim, Stratford and everywhere in between. 

Here are the candidates running in Egmont

Running from Seacow Pond, down to West Point, Lennox Island all the way through to the eastern edge of Summerside, Egmont is Prince Edward Island's western riding.

Here are the candidates running in Malpeque

This federal riding represents the heartland of Prince Edward Island, from Kensington to Malpeque, Borden-Carleton to Cornwall, Grand Tracadie to Stanley Bridge and, of course, the interior.

Kinkora mayor resigns, takes up job as municipality's new CAO

After just over nine months as mayor of Kinkora, P.E.I., Tina Harvey will be moving into a new role as the rural municipality's CAO.

'Like it's from a different planet': P.E.I. watershed group fighting growth of invasive wild cucumber

The name may sound familiar, but it's a plant so bizarre "it's almost like it's from a different planet."

Come hail or high water: Watersheds reinforce rivers in central P.E.I.

The Bedeque Bay watershed and Central Queens Wildlife Federation have moved thousands of pounds of wood and rock over water and through the thicket to install deflectors in their streams.

Beaver dam, debris cluttering up endangered salmon habitat in Cornwall, P.E.I.

Making your way up Watts Creek from the mouth of the river you can find clues: debris, bundles of wood and trees "hanging by a thread." Beavers are here — and their work is causing a problem, says the Cornwall and Area Watershed.