Switching gears

Long-serving journalist announces retirement One of Pictou County’s longest working journalists has filed his last newspaper story. Steve Goodwin, who had been a reporter for The Advocate for the past 20 years, has retired after nearly five decades as a journalist. Goodwin began his career in the newspaper industry at his hometown newspaper, the Amherst...

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MacKay continues upward climb from Lyme disease

NEW GLASGOW — Linda MacKay is more like herself again, but it has been a struggle. MacKay is recovering from the depths of ill health due to what has been confirmed as Lyme disease. The treatment has brought her back from her worse moments of the infectious disease last year. She was among more than...

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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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History repeats itself

Joan Baxter, author of The Mill: Fifty Years of Pulp and Protest, recently shared her reflections since the release of her book during environmental non-profit group Friends of Redtail Society’s annual general meeting on March 17. She said the inspiration for it came after a morning jog when the smell from the mill was particularly...

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