Telemiracle powers through in spite of pandemic

Unity News

As we near the end of February, we know winter can still deliver plenty of uncertainty but the lengthened sunlight hours combined with the calendar showing only a few weeks until the official first day of spring, brings hope and anticipation for brighter days ahead.

This weekend the 45th annual Saskatchewan Telemiracle takes place. While it will be presented in different manner, it will still offer all the components we love that include local talent, a national cast and the opportunity to contribute to a cause that helps Saskatchewan people in need. Ring those phones!

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Downtown Medical Clinic has advised they are recruiting new physicians following Dr. Bloem’s retirement announcement. Unity is fortunate to have services of resident doctors until July, and likely beyond that.

Congratulations to the Unity Dental Clinic who completed renovations that expands their team and their services, providing the community with state-of-the-art dental services locally.

Sadly, there was a rash of vandalism sometime between the evening hours of Feb. 17 and the early morning hours of Feb. 18, wherein multiple vehicles and properties were spray painted. Please remember the importance of reporting suspicious or unusual activity in your neighbourhood or community, so the local police can deal with these actions in a timely manner.

Rambles from the rink have been “a flap” about a colony of bats discovered while renovating. It was certainly alarming to discover that what was thought to be a couple dozen of these creatures was in fact hundreds, with a final tally still be determined. The Living Sky Wildlife rehabilitation program has been updating the bat eradication progress on their Facebook page. Humorous new community slogans began to show up on social media including, “Unity – home of the original bat cave.”

When the government announced Feb. 16 that restrictions would be in place until at least March. 19, hopes for any games this hockey season were put to rest.

The Unity Skating Club has decided to present their annual ice carnival virtually. You can join this event’s facebook page and see videos as they are posted showcasing local skaters. As well, congratulations to Devyn McLean who earned dual gold skating titles this season.

The committee planning the annual “Celebrate Unity” festivities will be hosting a virtual celebration that will include milestone business anniversaries, new businesses and exemplary service in our community.

While Unity Credit Union and Delta Co-op are currently hosting board elections, they have notified members that they will run their annual general meetings online once again this year.

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

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