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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

What's next for former mayoral candidate Max Taylor?

What's next for former mayoral candidate Max Taylor?

Max Taylor has had six months, which included a pandemic winter, to reflect on his first shot at municipal politics
Virtual course to help Haligonians prepare for citizenship test

Virtual course to help Haligonians prepare for citizenship test

Halifax Public Libraries’ next citizenship-preparation course is to start April 21
Atlantic Jewish Council hiring part-time social worker

Atlantic Jewish Council hiring part-time social worker

The successful candidate will provide support to community members in the four Atlantic provinces
Remembering Canada's treatment of Japanese-Canadians on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Remembering Canada's treatment of Japanese-Canadians on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

In 1946, close to 4,000 members of this country’s Japanese community were deported to war-torn Japan
Halifax Pride hiring an elders’ coordinator

Halifax Pride hiring an elders’ coordinator

Duties are to include developing a training module to help improve 'elder inclusivity efforts' at other nonprofit, 2SLGBTQ+ organizations
Black and Indigenous issues must be included in political platforms, panel discussion hears

Black and Indigenous issues must be included in political platforms, panel discussion hears

One way to help racialized residents is to form citizen-led groups that would work closely with governments, a panelist said during the virtual event hosted by Dalhousie University
Halifax Forum redevelopment planning still in the early stages

Halifax Forum redevelopment planning still in the early stages

In November 2019, Halifax council voted 7-6 for a planned, multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the venerable Halifax Forum
COVID-19 spending and community corrections among audits coming this spring

COVID-19 spending and community corrections among audits coming this spring

Others include examinations of the provincial government’s effort to improve rural internet, the pre-primary program and the second phase of an audit of the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation
HRM issues tender for safety gear maintenance on Halifax Transit ferries

HRM issues tender for safety gear maintenance on Halifax Transit ferries

Safety gear on the fleet includes life jackets, 10 life rafts and five evacuation slides
Canadian jazz legend reflects on career, Africville roots

Canadian jazz legend reflects on career, Africville roots

Jazz musician Joe Sealy — who won a Juno award for his 'Africville Suite' and lived in Halifax— reflected on his past in a virtual African Heritage Month event
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