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Monday’s paper

Now that the weather has warmed up, is it safe to look back at winter yet? Well next week’s Unity Wilkie Press-Herald does just that, but it also gives us an idea of what we could expect through the rest of March and what authorities are saying about the expected spring runoff. Along with a weather story, Monday’s paper features:

  • A recap of Celebrate Unity, 2014 and all the celebrated people, committees and businesses;
  • Photos and a story about a local version of the Olympic Games;
  • Photos of local “princesses”;
  • UCHS curling results; and
  • A local boy wins a North Stars hockey award!

As always, even the ads provide interesting reading covering such things as land for sale, notices of upcoming annual general meetings, information about investment seminars, thank you ads and job opportunities.

Christmas issue Monday

‘Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!’ And Happy Holidays too,” so say the staff of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald. The offices in both Unity and Wilkie will be closed from December 24 to January 2nd, 2014. After Monday’s paper, the next paper will not come out until January 6th, 2014.

In the December 23rd issue, you can expect to see:

  • people sharing Christmas memories;
  • greetings from friends and neighbours who own or work at local businesses;
  • a children’s story and colouring pages;
  • a story on a Swedish farm trainee from the 1970s who returned to Unity for a visit earlier this fall; and
  • just for a change of pace, some thoughts on buying lottery tickets.Happy Holidays!

Next week’s paper … and a video

Along with your usual menu of job opportunities, upcoming events and business offerings, next week’s paper will feature:

  • an article on and photos from We Day – the special motivational and inspirational mix of speakers and entertainment geared towards youth, held in Saskatoon, Nov. 6 (scroll down this page for a short video from the event);
  • where were you when JFK was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, 50 years ago? Residents share their memories;
  • a heartwarming story on the connection between a class of Grade 4 students and the seniors who live in Heritage Manor;
  • and an assortment of photos from Remembrance Day services in the Press-Herald reading area.


What will be in Monday’s paper?

As usual, the November 4th issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald will feature lots of stories and photos about local happenings. Some of what’s included in the upcoming issue:

  • an update from the Unity Facilities Committee on their fundraising efforts for the new swimming pool and ground floor hall;
  • Unity Public School news and photos;
  • curling season is upon us – find out what’s planned by the curling clubs in Luseland, Unity and Wilkie; and
  • a report on SaskPower public consultations regarding a proposed new substation and transmission line near Senlac.

The ads include job opportunities, business opportunities and “going out for an evening” opportunities!

steak & lobster fundraiser

UFC volunteer Brian Woytiuk sells cards for a draw at the annual steak and lobster fundraiser supper in Unity, Saskatchewan, held October 19, 2013.

Read all about it …

Lots of news in next week’s Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald!

  • permanent air quality monitoring coming to Unity! Results will be available online;
  • photos and results from the Unity Agricultural Society’s Trade Show and Fall Fair;
  • find out what Unity golfer Justin Wood has been up to and has coming up;
  • comedy night coming up to benefit the Unity Food Bank and the Unity Health Care Auxiliary;
  • and a report on improvements to highways and rail lines in and out of Unity.
Highways paint truck

A HIghways truck paints lane lines on the new surface of Highway 14 east of Unity, while in the background piles of gravel sit in preparation for expansion of a CP rail line.




Next week’s paper

Next week’s paper is a big one! Lots of interesting reading and plenty of photos too. Here’s a sampling of what to expect:

  • with next week – October 6 to 12 – being Fire Prevention Week, tributes to the volunteer firefighters in Unity and Wilkie;
  • photos and a report of a gruelling bike trek through the Rockies, all to aid the women of Rwanda – Dr. Linda Bloem was one of the bikers and Jim and Noella Chase were roadies;
  • a wrap on this year’s farmers markets in Unity, along with looking ahead to next year;
  • and on page 7, some perspective on benefits of shopping locally.

And as always, don’t forget to check out the ads — we have some wonderful entertainment coming up in several communities!

On the shopping local note, here’s a photo from the latest Shop Mob hit on a Unity store. These ladies were checking out gifts for grandchildren. See the October 7 Press-Herald for the details on Unity shop mobs.


Why did I do it?

Click here to see the video of Helena Long’s Easter Seals Drop Zone experience: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=978DQPsT-Ec

Read on to find out WHY she went off the roof of a 230-foot tall building:

Helena Long

By Helena Long

People tell me: “I would never be brave enough to do that.”

It did take a certain amount and type of courage to go to the rooftop of one of the tallest buildings in Saskatoon and climb out over the edge. But not as much courage as that of parents who suddenly have to adjust all their hopes and dreams for the future when they discover their baby has a disability.

I’m not as brave as the mother who has to do everything for her 10-year-old daughter – feed and diaper her as if she were still a baby – day after day after day. That mother also blocks out a two-hour block of time in her day to simply sit and hold her child.

She doesn’t use her spare time to watch her daughter’s dance recital or baseball games. She just holds her daughter, who will never walk or talk, for two hours straight, every day, so that – hopefully – her daughter will know she is loved. That kind of parenting takes courage just to get up in the morning.

We all have challenges. We all have a fear of not being “good enough.” We all need to be loved and accepted for who we are.

The people at Easter Seals and the counsellors and support staff at Camp Easter Seal give that love and acceptance to those society sometimes marginalizes. We may not write letters to grandparents suggesting an autistic child be euthanized, as happened  in Newcastle, Ont., but sometimes we stare for too long at someone who looks “different.” Sometimes we don’t know what to say so we don’t say anything when a kind word was really needed.

Easter Seals staff know what to say. What a treasure for a disabled child or adult to have a place to go where they are seen as a child or a person first and their disability comes second.

Remember we all want the same thing: love and acceptance. There is no greater gift we can give the others in the lives– friends, family, acquaintances, strangers on the street.

Please see the September 2nd issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald if you want to read more about my adventure.

In Monday’s Press-Herald

Grand opening of Unity’s new nature pathway

Unity has another new walking path! Check out Monday’s paper for the full story and additional photos. In the meantime, here’s a photo of Unity’s recreation director, Nicole Goldsworthy, acknowledging the grant received from CN’s EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program that made the new path possible, as well as a close-up of one of 120 new spruce trees planted to line the walkway.



Alyssa Weninger, former Unity resident part of Team Canada?

See photos of Weninger (daughter of Unity’s former town administrator) and see where she is at on her path to representing Canada on the world stage in rowing competition.