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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

HRM planning more public engagement on proposed Shannon Park project

HRM planning more public engagement on proposed Shannon Park project

The four-phase redevelopment of the 33-hectare site in Dartmouth, is, at some point, going to be subject to three public-comment processes
Former inmates not getting health-care support they need upon release

Former inmates not getting health-care support they need upon release

Fiona Kouyoumdjian said research has shown discrimination in the health system exists regarding attending to the medical needs of people who’ve been in prison in this country
2020 in review : A look at civil rights issues in Nova Scotia

2020 in review : A look at civil rights issues in Nova Scotia

By any measure, 2020 was a year of challenges, tragedies, crises, causes and pauses
Cost of municipal election in the ballpark of what had been projected

Cost of municipal election in the ballpark of what had been projected

Voter turnout this year was 40 per cent, according to Halifax Regional Municipality
It's been a year since Halifax council approved $20M for a CFL stadium, since then, a lot has changed

It's been a year since Halifax council approved $20M for a CFL stadium, since then, a lot has changed

Unforeseen circumstances have slowed the pace of progress on placing a potential Canadian Football League franchise in the Halifax region
'Concealed homicides' the focus of upcoming virtual lecture

'Concealed homicides' the focus of upcoming virtual lecture

The public Dalhousie University seminar will cover the issue of cold-case murders that have been improperly categorized as fatal accidents, suicides or undetermined deaths
Mic Mac Mall owners open to discussion of consideration of name

Mic Mac Mall owners open to discussion of consideration of name

Spokesperson Katherine Roux Groleau of Ivanhoe Cambridge said the company is agreeable to consultation
Society’s ableism exposed by COVID-19 pandemic : disability rights advocate

Society’s ableism exposed by COVID-19 pandemic : disability rights advocate

The executive director of Harvard University’s Law School Project on Disability spoke at an open lecture presented by Dalhousie University Friday
Holocaust Education Week programs move online this year

Holocaust Education Week programs move online this year

In Nova Scotia, the 17th annual Holocaust Education Week runs Nov. 1 to 8
A look at previous government’s effort to combat racism in N.S.

A look at previous government’s effort to combat racism in N.S.

In 1991, the province formed an advisory group on race relations after access repeatedly denied to Black patrons at downtown Halifax bars reached a breaking point
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