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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

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
Virtual lecture reflects on public libraries in the time of COVID-19

Virtual lecture reflects on public libraries in the time of COVID-19

The virtual lecture will examine the 'vulnerabilities exposed' to public libraries when they closed in March
Steve Adams reflects on almost three decades as a councillor

Steve Adams reflects on almost three decades as a councillor

The Spryfield-Sambro Loop-Prospect Road councillor says there will be elements of his job that he’ll certainly miss, and components he won’t
Trail maintenance taking place at Shubie Park

Trail maintenance taking place at Shubie Park

It’s necessary in order to widen a portion of the trail for user safety and HRM vehicle access
Outdoor learning areas popping up at schools in HRM

Outdoor learning areas popping up at schools in HRM

According to the province’s back-to-school plan, outdoor lessons and breaks should be provided when possible
Q&A with Halifax's three mayoral candidates

Q&A with Halifax's three mayoral candidates

Mike Savage, Max Taylor and Matt Whitman are seeking your support for the top political job at Halifax city hall
A look at two projects not cut from HRM's budget

A look at two projects not cut from HRM's budget

The municipality’s revised budget, passed by regional council in June, included $1 million divided between an upgrade for the Halifax Common and a streetscaping project.
HRM seeks bidders for next security-services contract

HRM seeks bidders for next security-services contract

The current agreement is a three-year contract that expires in late September
Mental-health crisis line sees surge in calls due to pandemic

Mental-health crisis line sees surge in calls due to pandemic

Nova Scotia’s crisis line last month received 35 per cent more phone calls than in July 2019
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