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The Times Keeper

6 EpisodesProduced by Mark CoffinWebsite

The Times Keeper podcast publishes original journalism to help critical and curious Nova Scotians understand and explore the times we're living through together. New episodes are published when they're ready - about once a week.

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006. The bells are back in town (hall), with Waye Mason

November 1st, 2021


When the Halifax explosion happened, the bell that used to ring in the clock tower at City Hall was knocked out of place. This week, the bell believed to be the original clock tower bell was restored and is once again …

005. NS Lawmakers Debate: Red Room or Zoom for Public Input on New Laws?

October 24th, 2021


For the last year, Nova Scotians have been able to speak to a committee of Nova Scotia MLAs on Zoom whenever a new bill was making its way through the House of Assembly. On Monday night, the Law Amendments Committee …

004. Should weed killer be sprayed from helicopters over NS forests? (with Jacob Fillmore, Carrie Gillam)

October 19th, 2021


Jacob Fillmore spent nine days in a tree last month to protest the aerial spraying of the weed killer, glyphosate, over clearcut lands in Upper …

003. Friday Show: Province House Returns, with Michael Chong and Joanne Bernard

October 15th, 2021


This week, newly elected MLAs met for the first time at Province House in Halifax. We review what happened. Mark speaks with two experienced lawmakers about the job. 

If you enjoyed this program and want to hear more …

002. Friday Show: Chickens for Halifax, Birds for Houston, A Lesson in Law

October 8th, 2021


It's The Times Keeper's first Friday show. Join us for an abridged version of the pun-filled debate from this week's meeting of Halifax council on …

001. A conversation about the NS proof of vaccination policy with Françoise Baylis

October 4th, 2021


Mark speaks with the bio-ethicist, Françoise Baylis (@FrancoiseBaylis) about Nova Scotia's new proof of vaccination policy. Will it work? What might …

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