Communications contacts

Many governments and organizations have media guidelines and communications staff to handle queries from reporters.

Nova Scotia courts

Guidelines: Media and public access to the courts of Nova Scotia

Jennifer Stairs is the courts communications director. NOTE: you don’t need to contact her for permission to cover a case in open court.

Phone: (902) 424-6018

Halifax municipality

This media centre page explains the process for calls. While there are four senior communications advisers listed on the site, use the general phone number (902-490-7400) and email ( This way, your message will go to all four in case someone is away.

Halifax police

Use the general email address ( if you have an inquiry. It’s monitored weekdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  If you’re calling about a specific news release, check the contact info at the bottom.

Nova Scotia government

Have questions related to a specific department? Go through this list of department spokespeople.

Last Updated: February 5, 2020, 3:24 pm AST