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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

Nova Scotia's tourism industry recovering post-pandemic, but challenges remain

Nova Scotia's tourism industry recovering post-pandemic, but challenges remain

Dalhousie University hosted a panel discussion and launched a new report on Atlantic Canada's cruise industry
Holocaust Education Week speaker discusses quest to reclaim ancestral property

Holocaust Education Week speaker discusses quest to reclaim ancestral property

Menachem Kaiser, author of 'Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure,' spoke at the Halifax Central Library Tuesday
Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities fall conference goes this week

Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities fall conference goes this week

Delegates will meet Nov. 1 to 4 at a local hotel
Negotiations on Shannon Park proposed redevelopment in final stages

Negotiations on Shannon Park proposed redevelopment in final stages

Canada Lands Company acquired about 33 hectares of the former Department of National Defence lands in 2014
Unlicensed substitute teachers may once again be used this school year

Unlicensed substitute teachers may once again be used this school year

138 uncertified substitute teachers were employed last year by the Halifax Regional Centre for Education
N.S. HIV/AIDS activist has died

N.S. HIV/AIDS activist has died

Janet Conners and her late husband, Randy, were in the thick of the tainted-blood compensation battle in Canada
Plans underway for on-campus housing at NSCC's Ivany Campus

Plans underway for on-campus housing at NSCC's Ivany Campus

Several public tenders have been issued for the project
Elementary school along Eastern Shore finally being torn down

Elementary school along Eastern Shore finally being torn down

Eastern Consolidated Elementary School in Moser River has sat vacant for years
Public information session this week on new Dalhousie Event Centre

Public information session this week on new Dalhousie Event Centre

The school’s centre and community recreation place will be built at the on-campus site of the former Memorial Arena
Province wraps up community consultations on African Nova Scotia Justice Plan

Province wraps up community consultations on African Nova Scotia Justice Plan

Feedback from 16 meetings will be used for a plan to tackle enduring issues, such as racism and marginalization, affecting Black citizens in the system
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