07/31/2014 11:37 EDT | Updated 09/30/2014 05:59 EDT

Nova Scotia appoints new manager for Provincial Exhibition in Truro

TRURO, N.S. - Nova Scotia has appointed a new general manager for the Provincial Exhibition grounds and harness racing track in Truro.

Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell says Stephen Pottie will start his job immediately.

Pottie has led operations of a number of facilities in the province, including Exhibition Park, the East Hants Sportplex and most recently the CFB Halifax Curling Club.

He has also owned and operated a private business for more than 20 years.

In February, the province foreclosed on a loan and took over operations of the heavily indebted commission that runs the exhibition and racetrack.

Business continues as usual for the exhibition, with the harness racing season and other scheduled events.