Rain brings optimism for June and the summer

Unity News

Usually people aren’t happy about rain ruining their first long weekend of summer, however this year’s 18-hour consistent rainfall was wholeheartedly welcome. I was told it had been more than 59 days since Unity and area had received any measurable precipitation. It renews optimism for the growing year and the environment around us.

Fewer COVID-19 cases, increased vaccines, second dose vaccines now underway and a little moisture have all provided much optimism for Unity to start June. While we still have to maintain caution until vaccinations are as complete as they can be, there is hope on the horizon for somewhat of a normal summer for us all.

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Celebrate, as the recent rain lifted all fire bans in our area.

Second World War veteran Frank Atchinson, 94, is walking from Saskatoon to Regina to raise money for Shriners Hospitals and the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital in Saskatchewan. His story, told on Facebook, will renew your faith in humanity and garner respect and admiration for people like Frank.

St. Peter’s CWL members are celebrating 75 years in 2021. While it won’t be the celebration anyone had hoped for, please extend a thanks to this group of women who choose to serve in so many ways in the church and the community.

The Unity Credit Union Aquatic Center has opened. Be sure to check out the town’s website or the pool’s Facebook page for scheduling and all the latest updates on this year’s pool season. Remember, pandemic protocols are in place so make sure you know the rules before you head to the pool this summer.

Ball players are on the diamonds and games are again allowed as part of the Step 1 reopening phase. There is still no interprovincial travel or tournaments allowed but with proper safety precautions, a season for ball players is taking shape.

Minor soccer will also be underway and the group held an online auction to help fundraise for their club. Check out some of the great items that were donated for this.

Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...

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