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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

Hundreds of duplicate street names remain 26 years after amalgamation

Hundreds of duplicate street names remain 26 years after amalgamation

HRM staff’s focus is currently on providing new civic addresses instead of renaming roads
Youth should be involved in decisions affecting them: panel discussion

Youth should be involved in decisions affecting them: panel discussion

The online-only panel talk followed the release of a Dalhousie-led study that examined child-welfare in this province
Upgrades coming to Camp Hill Cemetery and Central Library

Upgrades coming to Camp Hill Cemetery and Central Library

Work at the downtown library is being done on the courtyard behind the building
Halifax Water seeks outside help with managing the effects of climate change

Halifax Water seeks outside help with managing the effects of climate change

The utility has issued a request for proposals for consulting services that would 'develop a climate action plan'
Canadian Association of Gift Planners’ national convention coming to Halifax

Canadian Association of Gift Planners’ national convention coming to Halifax

Tareq Hadhad, David Chilton, DeRico Symonds and Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard are all scheduled to speak
Suicide risk is complex, but there are common factors

Suicide risk is complex, but there are common factors

Dr. Gustavo Turecki was speaking at an event in the Halifax Central Library Thursday evening
Hendsbee still hopes Halifax ferries can become dog-friendly

Hendsbee still hopes Halifax ferries can become dog-friendly

The Preston-Chezzetcook-Eastern Shore councillor's let’s-try-it motion, promoting a pilot project, was defeated in a 10-5 vote in 2017
Non-profit group has urgent need for affordable apartment

Non-profit group has urgent need for affordable apartment

The Rainbow Refugee Association of Nova Scotia advocates, supports, and privately sponsors LGBTQI+ refugees seeking to resettle in the province
Workplace safety top of mind as 30th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster approaches

Workplace safety top of mind as 30th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster approaches

Plans are in the works for the Westray anniversary and Canada’s National Day of Mourning
Lifted restrictions allow in-person faith services for crucial holidays

Lifted restrictions allow in-person faith services for crucial holidays

Easter, Passover and Ramadan overlap this year
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