New Glasgow native to receive honorary doctorate from King’s

Accolades are pouring in for New Glasgow native Sherri Borden Colley. The CBC journalist will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of King’s College. “I am at a loss for words,” said the daughter of Ruth and the late Hugh (Sparky) Paris of New Glasgow. “I am so grateful to the University of Kings’s...

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Williams sisters in world premiere of Grant’s The Bridge

There are some recognizable Pictou County faces in the world premiere production of former Halifax poet laureate Shauntay Grant’s play, The Bridge, which is now playing at Neptune Theatre in Halifax. Well known New Glasgow sisters Murleta Williams and Charla Williams both play choristers and Murleta is also musical director. Murleta explains of the play,...

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Aleta Williams being inducted into Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame

HALIFAX — A former local journalist is among five to be honoured with an inaugural award. The new Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame will be officially launched at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show on April 28 in Halifax. Aleta Williams, former family editor and columnist at the former Evening News, will...

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Trailblazer earns her rest

Pictou County is mourning the death of a dedicated community leader and former journalist who walked softly through life yet blazed a trail as she travelled. Edna Aleta Theadora (Johnston) Williams, 94, passed away on April 4. She was a talented journalist who was respected by the legions of people she wrote about and those...

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Aleta Williams: Blazing her trail

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story appears differently from the original one that was posted, due to a technical glitch) When it comes to trail blazers in their community, New Glasgow’s Aleta Williams stands tall. Now in her 90s, Williams shrugs off any accolades or admiration for the trails she has blazed or the work that she...

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Aleta Williams: Blazing her trail

Aleta Johnston was organist and choir director at Cornwallis Street Baptist Church when she and Murray Williams were introduced by the minister’s wife. She was also a Sunday school teacher, CGIT and BYPU officer. “I met Murray at the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church.” Just saying the name of her late husband still brings a sparkle...

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