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.
Lots of varied information in next week’s combined Unity-Wilkie paper, including reports on the following:
fundraising for the Unity, SK swimming pool complete, now focus is on the ground floor hall;
special donation made to Unity fire department;
report on Special Olympics conference and awards
the Red Cross Day of Pink, which was April 9; and
learning how to square dance.
Along with the reading are plenty of photos this week too – along with photos accompanying those stories are pictures of music festival practice at UPS, Revolution Dance Showcase and the baseball hitting clinic.
Although progress is being made at the site of Unity’s new swimming pool, weather has also caused some delays. According to Unity’s director of culture, parks and recreation, Nicole Goldsworthy, it is unlikely the Unity Credit Union Aquatic Centre will be ready for June 1 as originally hoped.
In order to provide swimming lessons and recreational swimming as usual for community and area residents, the old pool will be used.
Goldsworthy said, “After a meeting on February 24, 2014 with Town Council and Paradise LeisureScapes, it was determined that the installation of the walls could not proceed until the frost is out of the ground and that will likely be in May. There is still six weeks of work left to install the walls and another two weeks to pour the swimming pool deck. At the earliest, the Town of Unity may be able to open the new pool mid-July if everything stays on schedule.”
The maintenance and equipment building is almost complete, while construction on the new change house will start “as soon as possible and will be completed over the summer.”
Although the work is a little behind schedule, enough has been done to date that ensures the Town of Unity will still receive the $250,000 through the Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).