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Michael Lightstone

An expatriate Montrealer, freelancer Michael Lightstone has been a staff reporter at newspapers in the Halifax region and Toronto area. During a general-news career lasting close to 30 years, he covered such things as politics, health matters, courts, labour issues and jazz concerts. Semi-retired, he’s lived and worked in Nova Scotia since 1988.

Recent Work by Michael

More African-Nova Scotian decision makers needed, panel hears

More African-Nova Scotian decision makers needed, panel hears

Wednesday’s virtual talk was presented by Dalhousie University’s MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance
Detailed review of Shannon Park redevelopment taking place

Detailed review of Shannon Park redevelopment taking place

The project includes 26 city blocks, 3,000 housing units, 6.6 hectares of parkland, municipal services like water and sewer and a new public-transit facility
Top N.S. labour leader reflects on 2021

Top N.S. labour leader reflects on 2021

When Danny Cavanagh was acclaimed president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour at the federation’s virtual convention in October, it was a hat trick of sorts
Municipal staff reviewing suggestions for Halifax street's new name

Municipal staff reviewing suggestions for Halifax street's new name

More public engagement linked to renaming Cornwallis Street is to take place in 2022
Scotiabank Centre getting new outside digital display board

Scotiabank Centre getting new outside digital display board

The sign installation must 'be completed without causing any damage' to the venue
HRM looking to map out illegal dump sites

HRM looking to map out illegal dump sites

Coun. David Hendsbee says the information will help HRM work with the province to formulate a cleanup strategy
A look at who is administering vaccines at pharmacies

A look at who is administering vaccines at pharmacies

More vaccinators are authorized to give you a shot at places other than a doctor’s office or medical clinic
Dartmouth guardrail mangled months ago to be replaced 'in the coming weeks'

Dartmouth guardrail mangled months ago to be replaced 'in the coming weeks'

The guardrail borders the paved pathway used by pedestrians, cyclists, disabled people riding motorized machines and others
Nova Scotia's city and town officials urged to develop a compassionate inner voice

Nova Scotia's city and town officials urged to develop a compassionate inner voice

New Minas therapist Derrick McEachern told those attending the virtual Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities session how 'we talk to ourselves' is an important component of emotional wellbeing
Public forum claims progress made on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

Public forum claims progress made on reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

But the event, held at Dalhousie University, heard that there remain impediments to the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s recommendations
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