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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

Police need to build trust with Nova Scotia’s Black communities: panelists

Police need to build trust with Nova Scotia’s Black communities: panelists

Experts discussed the provincial government's Count Us In report
The 'incumbency advantage' in municipal elections

The 'incumbency advantage' in municipal elections

'It affects the quality of municipal democracy in numerous ways,' says political scientist Kristin Good
What happens to Shannon Park now that a CFL stadium won't be built on the site?

What happens to Shannon Park now that a CFL stadium won't be built on the site?

The planned redevelopment of the Dartmouth locale was put on hold during the time it took to consider the stadium idea
Haligonian who founded Purple Day among those presented with Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

Haligonian who founded Purple Day among those presented with Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

Cassidy Megan may be a young adult, but the Halifax college student has already been an epilepsy-awareness crusader for more than a decade
Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children inquiry recommends formation of children and youth commission

Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children inquiry recommends formation of children and youth commission

A key theme in the report is a call for 'human-centred care' when it comes to focusing on people, including youngsters and teens
Will next year's election in HRM be totally paperless? Probably not says municipal clerk

Will next year's election in HRM be totally paperless? Probably not says municipal clerk

The byelection in Lower Sackville was the first electronic-only event for eligible voters
Halifax to host Nova Scotian Pride Organizer Symposium

Halifax to host Nova Scotian Pride Organizer Symposium

Discussions are to cover such issues as festival safety measures, accessibility for the disabled, supporting marginalized communities and accessing event funding
Partnerships between First Nations and municipalities focus of panel discussion

Partnerships between First Nations and municipalities focus of panel discussion

'When we work together, we have access to more resources,' Membertou Chief Terry Paul said
Dalhousie panel discusses accountability in the wake of disaster

Dalhousie panel discusses accountability in the wake of disaster

Aside from the potential for loss of life, such events can lead to infrastructure damage, travel restrictions, temporary business closures, layoffs and permanent job losses
Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference

Halifax hosts annual Canadian Association of Black Lawyers conference

A roster of speakers from this province and elsewhere has been put together for the conference
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