Television/radio producer, writer and former governmentcommunicator Hugh Fraser is Premier John Hamm’s new presssecretary. The appointment is effective Thursday, Nov. 25. “Hugh Fraser’s experience in the broadcast media will be atremendous asset to our team,” said Premier John Hamm. “I lookforward to working closely with him as our government focusesmore on building brighter futures for the people of Nova Scotia,especially among our children.” A married father of two and longtime Halifax resident, Mr. Fraserearned a bachelor of arts (honours) degree from DalhousieUniversity and a master of journalism degree from CarletonUniversity in Ottawa. From 1992 to 1999, he worked as lineupeditor, news writer and chase producer for CBC Newsworld. In2000, he worked for the Nova Scotia Department of Transportationand Public Works as a communications officer, then worked forHealth Canada as a communications advisor until the spring of2001. For the last three and a half years, Mr. Fraser has performed avariety of duties for the CBC, including producer for The Docket,CBC Newsworld’s legal affairs program, producer for Canada Now,the nightly newscast for CBC Television Nova Scotia and producerfor CBC Radio’s Information Morning in Halifax.
by The Associated Press Posted Jan 15, 2016 3:02 pm MDT Last Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 3:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ‘Cake Boss’ star’s restaurant is denied bid for roof sign BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The star of TLC’s “Cake Boss” show is running into a little trouble promoting his new Italian restaurant in Pennsylvania.The Express-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1J7mqcB ) Buddy Valastro is opening a Buddy V’s this spring at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. His other one is in Las Vegas.A casino representative asked the Bethlehem Planning Commission on Thursday for permission to erect a neon sign on the casino’s roof.But planners denied the request. They say rooftop signs aren’t allowed under city zoning laws and making an exception could set a precedent.The capital projects manager for the resort says there’s a backup plan. He says a sign would be allowed on the side of the casino.___Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com