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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


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


Unity Sports Wall of Fame

Teams inducted into the Unity Sports Wall of Fame May 9, 2015 were:

2007 Peewee Panthers, Provincial C Northern Softball Champions

Unity Sports Wall of Fame 2015 induction

2009 Senior Cardinals, Provincial A2 Baseball Champions 

2009 Senior Cardinals

2011 Peewee Lazers, Provincial B Hockey Champions

2011 Peewee B Lazers

2011 Squirt Panthers, Provincial C Northern Softball Champions

2011 Squirt Panthers

2012 Bantam Panthers, Provincial C Softball Champions

2012 Bantam Panthers

2012 Mosquito Cardinals, Provincial A Baseball Champions

2012 Mosquito Cardinals

2012 Peewee Cardinals, Provincial A2 Baseball Champions

2012 Peewee Cardinals2

2012 Peewee Panthers, Provincial C Softball Champions

2012 Peewee Panthers

2012 Senior Women’s Provincial Curling Champions

2012 Senior Women's Curling Champions

2012 UK Royals, Junior B Provincial Softball Champions, Western Canadian Gold Medallists

2012 UK Royals

2013 Midget Lazers, Provincial A Hockey Champions

2013 Midget Lazers

2013 Peewee Cardinals, Provincial A Baseball Champions
2013 Peewee Cardinals

2013 Senior Cardinals, Provincial A2 Baseball Champions

2013 Senior Cardinals

2013 UK Royals, Junior B Provincial Softball Champions

2013 UK Royals

2014 Mosquito Cardinals, Provincial A2 Baseball Champions

2014 Mosquito Cardinals

2014 Peewee Cardinals, Provincial AA Baseball Champions

2014 Peewee Cardinals

2014 Peewee Panthers,, Provincial B Northern Softball Champions

2014 Peewee Panthers

2014 Squirt Panthers, Provincial B Softball Champions

2014 Squirt Panthers

2014 UK Royals, Junior B Provincial Softball Champions, Western Canadian Silver Medallists

2014 UK Royals

Look for photos of individuals inducted in the Unity Sports Wall of Fame in 2015 later this week. For a complete story on the Wall of Fame and the 2015 inductions , see the May 18th issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald.

Hockey, dance and curling – all in next week’s paper

The last issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald for the month of January is already on its way. Making it even harder to believe that it’s nearing the end of January is the March-like weather out there!

In the paper next week, you will learn:

  • how the funds raised at the World Junior A Hockey Challenge game played in Unity SK December 12, 2014 will benefit our community;
  • the well-known group of Saskatchewan young people, Saskatchewan Express, is coming to perform in Unity – mark your calendars for Celebrate Unity 2015, March 2; and
  • Team Laycock’s visit to Unity was well attended and our youth curlers appreciated the tips and instruction they received from Saskatchewan’s top men’s curling team.

Of course, that’s not all – new appointments to the Unity Housing Authority, news from the CFIB about the stress for farmers caused by government red tape, the RCMP report and more also fill the pages.

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First issue of 2015 ready for readers Monday

After a holiday break, the first 2015 issue of the Unity Wilkie Press-Herald will be ready for readers January 5. Although small in size, it is packed full of information and photos, including:

  • a detailed story on the UCHS Journalism 20 class and their coverage of the Russia vs. Canada East game Dec. 12, 2014;
  • pre-Christmas standings and stats in the SWHL for the Miners, Mallards and Outlaws;
  • reminders to snowmobilers and landowners about legalities;
  • an introduction to Team Laycock, who represented Saskatchewan in the last Brier, and who is coming to Unity January 14.

Remember the Press-Herald is available by subscription for less than 50 cents an issue. You can also subscribe free to unitystories.com by entering your email address in the box to the right near the top of the page. Stay with us in 2015 to stay informed about what is happening in your community!

Unity hosts international junior hockey game!

With nearby Kindersley, Saskatchewan hosting the 2014 World Junior A Challenge hockey series, Unity was chosen to host the pre-tournament game between Canada East and Russia. The game was played in front of about 700 local and visiting hockey fans the evening of December 12.

Unity Composite High School’s Journalism class also live streamed the game, complete with pre- and post-game interviews and “Coaches’ Corner” segments between periods.

Russia dominated play early in the first period, scoring the first goal only a minute and 35 seconds after the opening faceoff.

Although Canada bounced back to have numerous scoring chances, outshooting the Russians 33 to 23, Russia’s goalie kept them in the game for the ultimate 5-2 win. Goalie Anton Krasotkin was one of the more sought-after players after the game when it was time to sign autographs.

Enjoy these photos from the game and other events of the evening. Please see the December 22nd issue of the Unity-Wilkie Press-Herald for additional photos and coverage of the events.

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