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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

A look at six inquiries carried out in Nova Scotia

A look at six inquiries carried out in Nova Scotia

After much public pressure, the federal government in July announced a public inquiry will be held into the shooting rampage earlier this year
COVID-19 not expected to affect budget for October's municipal election

COVID-19 not expected to affect budget for October's municipal election

Months before the coronavirus hit Nova Scotia, staff at Halifax Regional Municipality said the budget for this year’s municipal election was about $2.3 million
Dalhousie online seminar to address teaching in a time of trauma

Dalhousie online seminar to address teaching in a time of trauma

Arizona neuroscientist Mays Imad has been examining the effect stress and emotions have on learning
NSLCs to resume Sunday sales by month's end

NSLCs to resume Sunday sales by month's end

Not every government liquor outlet operates that day of the week
Annual Africville reunion  cancelled this year due to COVID-19

Annual Africville reunion cancelled this year due to COVID-19

Held in late July, the annual Africville get-together has attracted families and others to north-end Halifax since the inaugural event in 1983
Halifax's slow-moving and stalled developments

Halifax's slow-moving and stalled developments

HRM has had its share of projects – those in the public and private sectors – temporarily shelved, or move at a snail’s pace
Dartmouth splash pad funding cut from HRM budget but project 'definitely not dead'

Dartmouth splash pad funding cut from HRM budget but project 'definitely not dead'

Proposed for the Dartmouth Common, near the skateboard park, the splash pad would sit on parkland between Wyse Road and Windmill Road
Zurawski wants city staff to examine possibility of changing 'offensive' names

Zurawski wants city staff to examine possibility of changing 'offensive' names

He said the research will 'dovetail well' with the work of a task force on the commemoration of Edward Cornwallis and Indigenous history
Update on status of this year's Halifax Busker Festival expected soon

Update on status of this year's Halifax Busker Festival expected soon

Word on the fate of this summer’s festival is expected Thursday, when organizers intend to issue a news release about their coronavirus-related plans
Berlin Street trees protected ahead of road construction

Berlin Street trees protected ahead of road construction

Berlin Street will be closed from Connaught Avenue to Oxford Street until August for road construction
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