The North Grenville Times
Conversation with Councillor John Barclay on new Waste Management Program

Conversation with Councillor John Barclay on new Waste Management Program

November 5, 2020

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.

Principles of Journalism- Ethics and Telling Truth From Lies

Principles of Journalism- Ethics and Telling Truth From Lies

October 26, 2020

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.

Conversation with Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman

Conversation with Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman

October 7, 2020

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. 

Conversation with Jim Bertram - JOG

Conversation with Jim Bertram - JOG

September 30, 2020

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.

Conversation with Nancy Peckford - COVID-19

Conversation with Nancy Peckford - COVID-19

August 18, 2020

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?

Conversation with Victor Lachance - Principles of Journalism 2

Conversation with Victor Lachance - Principles of Journalism 2

August 4, 2020

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.

Fundamentals of Journalism 1

Fundamentals of Journalism 1

July 11, 2020

David Shanahan and Victor Lachance discuss the fundamentals of journalism and the fundamental right of newspaper owners and editors to express their views.

Conversation with Lorraine Rekmans on Indigenous Issues

Conversation with Lorraine Rekmans on Indigenous Issues

March 5, 2020

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.

Conversation with Steve Clark, MPP

Conversation with Steve Clark, MPP

March 4, 2020

David talks with Steve Clark, MPP Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in the Ontario Government

Conversation with Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman

Conversation with Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman

February 22, 2020

David welcomes Jim McManaman - well known businessman, volunteer, and now Deputy Mayor of North Grenville

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