In this edition of Conversations with... David chats with Victor LaChance and Colleen Lynas of the Coalition Against the Proposed Prison [CAPP], the group of residents campaigning to inform people about the potential impact and implications of the proposed provincial prison announced for Kemptville.
David Shanahan talks with John Barclay, North Grenville Councillor, to talk about the recently announced Waste Management Program that will be bringing in a green bin system, as well as new measures for handling garden waste and bulky items, beginning on February 1.
When does editing end and censorship begin? How should a newspaper editor deal with misleading, or inaccurate statements in letters to the editor? What is the responsibility of consumers of news, in all media, to think about what they see and read, and figure out the truth from the lies?
These are issues that are discussed in the latest podcast, Conversations with... David Shanahan is again joined by Victor Lachance to discuss issues of journalism, ethics, and telling truth from lies.
In a wide-ranging and informative conversation, Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman talked with David about the municipality’s response to challenge posed by the on-going pandemic, the impact new CAO Gary Dyke has had on governance structures, and, the whole confusing and controversial issue of the proposed Correctional Facility being proposed for Kemptville. Jim answers many of the quesiotns being raised about the municipality’s response and who knew what, when.
Given the growing opposition to the proposed prison in Kemptville, we talked with Jim Bertram, ex-municipal Councillor and community activist, about the arguments he raises and the research he has done on the issue of prisons and their impact on the community. The question of public consultation, or lack thereof, is a major feature of our conversation.
The latest podcast in the "Conversation with..." series is now available. This edition features a conversation between NG Times Editor, Dr. David Shanahan, and North Grenville Mayor, Nancy Peckford on "NG in a time of Covid". How did the Municipality respond to the pandemic? Where did the funds come from to support local business, and what are the ramifications for the municipal budget?
The latest podcast in the "Conversation with..." . This edition features part two of a conversation between Times Editor, Dr. David Shanahan, and local resident, Victor Lachance, and deals with Principles of Journalism. Issues discussed include what should, and should not, be published in media outlets, objectivity and subjectivity in journalism, and the role of the newspaper in the community.
Today we're talking with Lorraine Rekmans, local business owner and Spokesperson on Indigenous Affairs for the Green Party of Canada. Lorraine has run for the Greens in a few provincial and federal elections, and her Algonquin heritage is a natural connection with David, who has spent more than 30 years working as an historian for indigenous communities.