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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

Beware of social media manipulation as election approaches say Dal panelists

Beware of social media manipulation as election approaches say Dal panelists

Panelists at a Dalhousie University event say voters must be vigilant when it comes to observing political campaigns
2019 North American Bird Strike Conference runs in Halifax this week

2019 North American Bird Strike Conference runs in Halifax this week

The 2019 North American Bird Strike Conference runs Aug. 12 to 15 at the Westin
Risky and unstructured play encouraged at upcoming events

Risky and unstructured play encouraged at upcoming events

Dalhousie University’s Michelle Stone said independent outdoor play with elements of daring and risk can help kids grow
Pier 21 celebrates 20 years on Canada Day

Pier 21 celebrates 20 years on Canada Day

The Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21 was born with much fanfare on July 1, 1999
Countdown to camping season : Many provincial parks open on the Victoria Day weekend

Countdown to camping season : Many provincial parks open on the Victoria Day weekend

Park use is on the rise in Nova Scotia, according to the Department of Lands and Forestry
Q&A with Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president on International Workers’ Day

Q&A with Nova Scotia Federation of Labour president on International Workers’ Day

International Workers’ Day happenings are to include a rally at 3:30 p.m., at 1505 Barrington Street in Halifax, and a march
TD Halifax Jazz Festival could be seeking a new main-stage

TD Halifax Jazz Festival could be seeking a new main-stage

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will move to a new, modern space on Halifax's waterfront
Dalhousie lecture explores our legal relationship with animals

Dalhousie lecture explores our legal relationship with animals

'We’re evolving as a society in terms of what we consider acceptable and not acceptable' said law school faculty member Jodi Lazare
Halifax health workers to join national day of action for stronger gun control

Halifax health workers to join national day of action for stronger gun control

An information session is to take place at the IWK Health Centre, Wednesday at 11 a.m.
King's student researching Jewish community response in aftermath of Swissair crash

King's student researching Jewish community response in aftermath of Swissair crash

Leah Simonot plans to present findings from her research at an Atlantic Jewish Council event in Halifax on April 7
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