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Halifax has a new deputy mayor

District 13 Coun. Pam Lovelace ‘honoured’ to take over position

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caption Coun. Tim Outhit, outgoing deputy mayor, gave Pam Lovelace the deputy mayor nameplate at a meeting on Tuesday.
Hannah Bryenton

The councillor representing Hammonds Plains-St. Margarets is the new deputy mayor of Halifax Regional Municipality.

Deputy Mayor Pam Lovelace was elected at regional council on Tuesday by her fellow councillors. Lovelace takes over from the previous deputy mayor, Coun. Tim Outhit, who held the position for the last year.

“I am so honoured by your trust and confidence in me. I look forward to serving you in the next twelve months as your deputy mayor,” Lovelace said at the meeting. “I am so thrilled at all we have accomplished within this past year already.”

Lovelace said she wants to increase communication with HRM citizens, and build stronger and more resilient communities.

She was nominated by her colleague, Coun. Tony Mancini, who said he is proud to work with Lovelace.

“Pamela was heavily involved in our municipality prior to becoming a councillor,” Mancini said. “We saw her hit the ground running without question, and she doesn’t hesitate to give her opinion. She does her homework and she’s very strong.”

Lovelace was elected to council in 2020, after a career in communications and project management. She is involved with several municipal committees, boards and commissions.

Following her graduation from Mount Saint Vincent University with a bachelor of arts honours degree and certificate in business administration, Lovelace worked for CBC Maritimes in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as a television producer and online programmer. She has also worked in several communication and project management jobs with three levels of government.

She first ran for Halifax council in 2016, then completed her master’s degree in adult education. Lovelace worked for the faculty of health at Dalhousie University, and as an adjunct professor at Mount Saint Vincent University.

As Outhit said his last words as deputy mayor during the meeting, he thanked everyone for their support during a tough year and said he learned a lot.

Outhit congratulated Lovelace as he passed on his deputy mayor nameplate and parking permit.


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    Penny Barrett

    I love the way HRM handled the Covid 19 situation and in Halifax it was fine to go out for necessities with bus service taking all safety precautions and the other City services were a blessing. The previous years that Walnut Street had many random vandalism acts must have had to do with the border leading into USA. Thank you for closing the borders!
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