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Halifax Regional Municipality Public Affairs Office

The Public Affairs office provides strategic communications advice and crisis communications leadership and support to the organization. The team issues all media releases, engages with the public through social media and leads media relations efforts. 

Breton Murphy
Manager, Public Affairs
Phone: 902-490-6198

Lucas Wide
Senior Communications Advisor
Phone: 902-490-5940

Nick Ritcey
Senior Communications Advisor
Phone: 902-490-5057

Brendan Elliott
Senior Communications Advisor
Phone: 902-490-2377

If you can't reach someone in our Public Affairs office please call our general line at 902-490-7400 and leave a message. Or you can send a message to the general email for Public Affairs at This email address is monitored Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services

Phil McNulty
Public Information Officer, Executive Fire Officer
Phone: 902-490-5666 Ext. 1 (regular weekday hours)
Phone: 902-490-5666 Ext. 2 (after regular weekday hours)

Halifax Regional Police

Cst. Dianne Woodworth
Public Information Officer
Phone: 902-490-5154
Cell: 902-456-1688

RCMP - Nova Scotia

Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
Media Relations Officer
Phone: 902-720-5652
Cell: 902-222-0154

Halifax Water

James Campbell
Communications and Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: 902-490-4604
Cell: 902-476-5885

Above content last modified Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:48am.