31 May Lorelei Nicoll elected as Liberal candidate for Cole Harbour-Dartmouth
(Halifax, NS) – Lorelei Nicoll has been elected as the Liberal candidate for Cole Harbour-Dartmouth and will represent the Nova Scotia Liberal Party in the next provincial election. Due to COVID-19, the nomination meeting was conducted virtually.
Lorelei previously served as HRM Councillor for 12 years, and served as Deputy Mayor in 2015. During that time, she participated in the Regional Plan Review and promoted the development of the Cole Harbour Basin Open Space Plan. She represented HRM Council on the boards of the Halifax Partnership, Halifax Water, Trade Centre Limited and Destination Halifax, and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. Lorelei was the second woman to be Deputy Mayor in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
“I love where we live and am passionate about our community. My many years of community involvement and leadership, and my 12 years on HRM Council have prepared me well for the challenges our province is facing,” says Nicoll. “I am ready to continue to serve you as part of Team Rankin with commitment, timeliness, empathy, and kindness.”
Nicoll was born in the small Acadian fishing village of Petit-de-Grat on Isle Madame on Cape Breton Island. Nicoll and her husband have called Cole Harbour home for over 36 years. In addition to serving on HRM Council, Nicoll has remained active in the community. Lorelei has served as Chair of School Advisory Councils at all three levels of schools, as a board member of the Cole Harbour Outdoor Pool & Tennis Complex, as the founding Chair of the long running Cole Harbour Harvest Festival, and a member of the board of Cole Harbour Place.
“Congratulations Lorelei on winning the nomination in Cole Harbour-Dartmouth,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “Lorelei has demonstrated a commitment to her community as councillor and deputy mayor of Halifax and we are so pleased that she will bring this leadership to our team.”