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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

RCMP 'subdued graphics' vehicles stealthily patrolling Nova Scotia’s highways

RCMP 'subdued graphics' vehicles stealthily patrolling Nova Scotia’s highways

The cars’ use has been effective in catching impaired and distracted drivers, and other vehicle operators spotted breaking the law, Mounties say
Nova Scotians face back-to-back elections, will voter fatigue affect turnout?

Nova Scotians face back-to-back elections, will voter fatigue affect turnout?

On Sept. 20, Nova Scotians will be voting for the third time in less than a year
New all-weather sports fields in Dartmouth almost ready for action

New all-weather sports fields in Dartmouth almost ready for action

The artificial turf fields near the RBC Centre will be used for football, soccer, rugby and lacrosse
Halifax's Auditor General looking for specialist for information technology-related audits

Halifax's Auditor General looking for specialist for information technology-related audits

The IT specialist will assess security protocols and risk-management processes within local government and at Halifax Water
Local business owners still have some time to give feedback on regulatory red tape

Local business owners still have some time to give feedback on regulatory red tape

Halifax Regional Municipality will soon be wrapping up an online survey
City accepting tenders for bird netting, cleaning under Highway 111 bridge

City accepting tenders for bird netting, cleaning under Highway 111 bridge

A Request for Quotation was issued on June 25 and bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. on July 13
Following 15-month COVID-19 closure, Africville Museum reopens today

Following 15-month COVID-19 closure, Africville Museum reopens today

A virtual Africville reunion is in the works for later this summer
Legacy of Canada’s residential schools focus of virtual forum

Legacy of Canada’s residential schools focus of virtual forum

The Dalhousie University forum took place after the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children were discovered at former residential school sites in the West
Proposed speedy Bedford-Halifax ferry has a long history

Proposed speedy Bedford-Halifax ferry has a long history

The recent early-planning commitment comes almost 15 years after Halifax council approved a proposal, in principle, for a fast ferry between Bedford and downtown
Upcoming panel to discuss investment and reform in the continuing care system

Upcoming panel to discuss investment and reform in the continuing care system

Panelists intend to address home care priorities laid out in a position paper prepared this spring
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