Hugh Fraser, 54, on March 18, following a heart attack. Fraser started his journalism career as a summer sportswriter at The Chronicle Herald in Halifax. He joined the morning show at CBC Newsworld in 1992, as a lineup editor, news writer and producer. After a brief foray into communications for the Nova Scotia government and Health Canada, he returned to CBC as a show producer for both radio and TV, working on programs including The Docket, Canada Now, and Information Morning. In 2004, he was appointed Press Secretary to Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm. In 2006, he transitioned to Bristol Communications as Senior Public Relations Counsel, going on to found his own consultancy, Fraser + Sons Communications in 2010. In late 2019, he joined client, Property Valuation Services Corporation, full-time as a Senior Advisor. Since Jan. 2022, he’d been Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Communications.