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Today’s paper

You don’t want to miss the January 13th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. It’s the annual tribute to Minor Hockey and you can check out all the boys and girls playing hockey in Unity and Wilkie, Saskatchewan. How many names and/or faces do you recognize?

Of course, we still have all the regular features such as the latest RCMP report, our editorial page, Blast from the Past, the SWHL report and so on. Also featured this week are:

  • a story about the Unite for a Miracle campaign which was kicked off this week with a fundraising barbecue and a talk at UCHS – attended by all 3 Unity schools – from Telemiracle 41 Chair Darcy Wildeman;
  • Living Sky and Light of Christ school divisions hold a joint press conference;
  • Gerry Ritz speaks out on drywall duties; and
  • Duelling Pianos, to be the entertainment at Celebrate Unity 2017 in March.

Speaking of Celebrate Unity 2017, remember that anyone may nominate a business, group or individual who’s gone above and beyond in service, whether to the public at large, the community or their pet project. Just email with your nomination before February 6.





RCMP Reports for November 22 to 28

UNITY SK RCMP REPORTS for November 22 to 28, 2016

RCMP responded to a call of an individual in medical distress. Members assisted Emergency Medical Services in gaining access to the residence so they could transport the patient to the hospital for assessment.

Police received a complaint of an individual on Saskatchewan Highway 14. Members attended and transported the subject of complaint to North Battleford Hospital for assessment.

A 30-year-old male from Neilburg SK was charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in motor vehicle when police noted the firearms in the vehicle while it was parked near a local business.

Members contacted SaskPower after receiving a report of a downed power line.

Members euthanized an injured deer after receiving a compliant of an animal on Highway 21 south of Unity.

Police received a report of a single vehicle rollover.  There were no injuries.

There was a single vehicle collision with a deer. There were no injuries.

RCMP received a complaint of suspicious vehicles in a field. Members located the subjects of complaint and discovered they were farmers spraying the field.

Members conducted a well-being check at the request of a family member.

Police received a report of a single vehicle collision. Reported for insurance purposes.

CN Police reported a train with an oil leak. Reported for information purposes.

There were also two false alarms and one traffic complaint.

Persons with information about crimes being committed are urged to call the Unity RCMP detachment at 306-228-6300; the Wilkie RCMP at 306-843-3480; or the Macklin RCMP at 306-753-2171. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may also call Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at1-800-222-8477, or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information which leads to the arrest of person(s) responsible for any serious crime. Crime Stoppers is anonymous and does not subscribe to call display, nor are your calls traced or recorded.

You can also submit a tip online at

Today’s paper

Plenty of interesting articles to read and photos to browse through in the September 16th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald. Here are just a few examples:

  • details on the ongoing repaving of Unity streets;
  • enrolment figures from schools throughout the area (and you can compare this year’s figures to those of 50 years ago, revealed in our popular Blast from the Past feature;
  • details on work done over the summer to improve and upgrade the Unity Community centre; and
  • a Unity dance student grows up to become a member of the RUSH lacrosse team cheerleaders!

The above are just four of over 15 articles, not even counting the regular features as the editorials, the RCMP report and Blast from the Past.

Below, golfers on the course at the Unity Facilities Committee’s 14th annual Fun Day of Golf. See Friday’s Press-Herald for additional photos.



Friday’s paper

When the August 26th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald hits the mailboxes and stores Friday morning, you can expect 20 pages of interesting and useful information. Some highlights to watch for:

  • a thoughtful piece on the benefits of Unity being an active community and hosting events, large and small;
  • tips from the RCMP on how to deal with callers pretending to demand money on behalf of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA);
  • an article about a little known supportive program for women cancer patients; and
  • a refresher on some of the rules around fishing in Saskatchewan.

There is also the latest RCMP report, a wrap on the NSRBL season and an editorial piece on the Colten Boushie shooting at Biggar. Lots to read about in this week’s issue!

Below, Rhett Feser of the Unity Cardinals runs for first base after a hit in the provincial final against Wilkie Aug. 14. Feser led the Cardinals in batting this year, finishing fourth overall in the league. He was also the third best pitcher in the NSRBL.

Unity Cardinals


The Unity Senior Cardinals at provincials

Just a few shots from the 2016 Saskatchewan Senior Men’s AA Tier 3 Championships final, held at Rosetown, August 14, where the Unity Cardinals played the Wilkie Brewers. The Cardinals’ team photo is in the August 19th Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.senior safesenior lining up hitsenior 1st run


senior steal ready

Friday’s paper

The Press-Herald staff is back from summer holidays and even Helena Long has returned from her medical leave as the office begins to gear up for a busy fall and Christmas season. We started with stuffing the August 19th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald full of local news and information! Check it out for:

  • a wrap-up article on the Western Canadian U21 Fastball Championships hosted in Unity August long weekend;
  • coverage of the Wilkie-Unity matchup at the senior men’s provincial final August 14;
  • photos and details on local ball players picked up by other teams for Western Canadian and national tournaments; and
  • savings and budget tips for post-secondary students.

Lots of ball in this paper as the season comes to an end but we didn’t forget the RCMP report nor the crop report. There are also three interesting letters to the editor, along with a profile of a contracting business in Unity.

Below, members of the Unity Senior Cardinals receive their silver medals, after losing to the Wilkie Brewers in the 2016 Saskatchewan Senior Men’s AA Tier 3 Championships final.

Unity Senior Cardinals

Tomorrow’s paper

You will want to catch up on all the local news in the July 29th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald – there won’t be another community newspaper out until August 19 as the Press-Herald staff will be enjoying their summer break for the next couple of weeks.

In the July 29th Press-Herald, look for these highlights:

  • an exclusive interview with 2016 Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Golf Champion, Justin Wood;
  • photos from the local pools and information on National Drowning Prevention Week;
  • an interview with long term care recreation co-ordinator Donna Boser, now retired after a 37-year career with the health region; and
  • more details on the conversion of the Unity liquor store from a public to a private enterprise.

Below – a mock drowning rescue at the Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre July 21.

Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre

Tomorrow’s paper

Lots of photos of local youth in next week’s issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald! You don’t want to miss it as along with the photos, you will find:

  • a response from Canadian Blood Services regarding removal of blood donor clinics from Unity;
  • an article and photos from junior high district curling hosted by Unity Curling Club;
  • and article on and colourful photos from the UCHS senior girls’ fundraising “pink” basketball game; and
  • a return of the Faith Matters column!

Below, Coach Mathew Poirier takes a shot during the Unity Composite High School “Pink Game,” held to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.  In the second photo, the UCHS senior girls play “keep-away” while the boys decide on their next move. Photos by and courtesy of James Herrick. (Pick up your local community newspaper for more photos!)


UCHS Warriors basketball

Tomorrow’s paper

You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald – it has far too many pictures of cute babies in it! Yes, the February 8th issue is the annual baby issue. In the paper, you will also find:

  • exciting news about Unity being the Canadian pilot project site for an Australian-invented water treatment system;
  • just in time for Valentine’s Day, financial planning tips for new couples (and Found Treasures in Unity is advertising 30% off engagement rings!);
  • lots of career opportunity ads; and
  • a cancer diary update from Helena.

And yes, hockey reports, a story on Unity dancers and information about a COP (Citizens on Parol)  program starting in Unity too.

On the hockey side, the Miners played their last game of the season Friday night, losing to the Biggar Nationals and putting the Unity SK team out of the SWHL playoffs. Congratulations to the team of local “boys” on a good season and we look forward to next year!  Below Miners goalie Stephen Wolf, before his jersey number changed to 70,  smothers the puck in an early season game.Stephen Wolf


Next week’s paper

2016 has well begun when we’re looking at the last Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for January already! Check it out for:

  • a story on a province-wide competition being organized by the UCHS Positive School Climate Committee;
  • an update from Helena in a new Cancer Diary excerpt;
  • scoring stats for the Unity Midget AA Lazers; and
  • Federated Co-op’s results for 2015.

Of course, there’s also the RCMP and SWHL reports, along with ads from local businesses – Delta Co-op is having a window sale and Wildeman Sports Excellence is featuring a hockey equipment sale for the month of January. Innovation and Luseland Credit Unions are looking for nominations for their board of directors.

The Miners would love to have a good crowd out to cheer them on tonight as they take on the Wilkie Outlaws in the teams’ last game of the regular senior men’s hockey season – 8 pm, Unity arena, today, January 23. Below, Alex David skates up the ice watching for the pass in an early season game against the Mallards:

Unity Miners' Alex David