Jamie-Lee McKenzie

Jamie-Lee McKenzie is from Kebaowek First Nation. She's a Reporter at CBC Sudbury. She's also worked as a Reporter and Associate Producer at CBC Manitoba and CBC North in Whitehorse. Reach her on Twitter @JamieMcKenzie_

Latest from Jamie-Lee McKenzie

Harsh winter cools Sudbury's real estate market

The housing market is Sudbury has changed over the years, but recently winter is partially to blame. The winter the city recently experienced was harsh, extremely cold and had a record amount of snow. Less people put their houses on the market during the season.

City councillors preparing for 2020 budget deliberations

Sudbury's city councillors are starting to prepare for the 2020 budget deliberations. During the city council meeting on Tuesday, several councillors brought forward motions requesting business cases for consideration in the upcoming budget. 

Greater Sudbury gives CMHA loan to finish 200 Larch Street project

The Canadian Mental Health Association can continue construction on its 200 Larch St. project with financial assistance from the City of Greater Sudbury.

Greater Sudbury borrowing $205M for large projects

The City of Greater Sudbury will be borrowing $205 million for its large projects. Currently Infrastructure Ontario has an extremely low interest rate, which makes it a good time to borrow. 

Updates coming to Greater Sudbury Housing tenant complaint process

The City of Greater Sudbury is looking to update the tenant complaint process. In October 2018, the city announced it was taking over the operation and administration of the city's social housing units. Previously, the units were operated by the Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation. 

Improved security coming to North Bay's downtown

North Bay's Downtown Improvement Area is exploring options to improve the safety and security of the area.

Hearing date set for Sudbury's Kingsway Entertainment District

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal set a hearing date for the Kingsway Entertainment District. A case management conference was held Thursday at Tom Davies Square, with all parties represented. The four day hearing for the appeals is scheduled for May 5, 2020.

City and Casino Free Sudbury heading to court over KED

Casino Free Sudbury is bringing the City of Greater Sudbury to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to deal with the Kingsway Entertainment District.

City approves 21 out of 445 pothole damage claims, so far

Hundreds of residents are waiting for a response on claims they submitted to the city for the damage potholes did to their vehicles.

Sudbury police, the city and the library victims of fake Facebook accounts

The Greater Sudbury Police Service, the City of Greater Sudbury and the Greater Sudbury Public Library have all been dealing with fake Facebook accounts. For all three organizations, a fake account was created to look just like the real account, with one difference — the "E" in "greater" was removed and spelled "grater."

6 issues dropped in proceedings against Sudbury's Kingsway Entertainment District

Sudbury's controversial Kingsway Entertainment District could finally be seeing some movement. Earlier in July, the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal announced that they will be moving forward with the KED, however, the tribunal removed six of the 28 issues.

At 50 years old, a Sudbury transgender woman came out

It was almost a year ago when Adrianne de Vos changed her life, after realizing that it was time to truly be herself, something she felt she'd been hiding since she was young. In September 2018, on her 50th birthday de Vos came out as a transgender woman.

No shelter for Sudbury students at A.Y. Jackson Lookout

Five students are spending their summer working as tourist liaisons at the A.Y. Jackson Lookout, in Greater Sudbury — without a proper shelter.

Greater Sudbury's 22nd Pride week kicks off today

Sudbury's 22nd Pride week kicks off on Monday, with a lot of support from community partners. The city's first Pride march was in 1997, when 200 marched in public for the first time in Sudbury to show support and solidarity with the LGBTQ community.

First Nations leaders react to Copper Cliff hockey name change

First Nations leaders representing Anishnawbek communities in northern Ontario are applauding the Copper Cliff Minor Hockey Association. The association recently announced the teams will no longer be called the Copper Cliff Redmen.