Rising cases, variants of concern – these are reasons to continue diligence and vigilance against this virus. Ultimately, it’s up to all of us to help stop the spread and that includes getting vaccinated when eligible to do so, continuing with prescribed pandemic protocols and doing what we can to keep ourselves, our families and our neighbours safe and healthy.
The bats are still in the news. Some of these little rascals tried to find their way back into the Sheraton (AKA the rink) but that issue has been resolved. Some of the town staff met Elizabat and Batrick, brought back to town by bat biologist, Melanie Elliott, who works with the Living Sky Wildlife Rescue. The town is holding bat house building sessions, with all pandemic protocols in place, April 17. Participants must register.
The bats were discovered during rink renovations which are now fully underway.
With a hint of sadness and a lot of interest, folks watched the demolition of the former Field’s location April 2. The property was purchased and a building constructed in 1978 to accommodate the Saan Store. Saan closed in 2004. Delta Co-op purchased the property in 2005, where they established a downtown hardware store in the south section of the building. When Fields arrived in Unity, they were established in the larger north section.
The board of Delta Co-op deemed demolition a prudent economic move, as the building required extensive repairs.
“Several attempts to remedy the declining condition of the building were made over the past decade and all were unsuccessful and very costly. The decision was made to use the money towards the demolition of the building and focus instead on addressing the parking lot issues at the Unity food store,” the board says in a statement.
“As the building had so much work to be done the board and management team felt this was the most financially responsible decision for the organization and our membership.”
St. Peter’s School staff supported Hometown Designs with their Canadian Mental Health Association fundraiser by purchasing and wearing Cont;nue shirts. Everyone at St. Peter’s was excited to hear of the safe arrival of Mrs. Ackerlund’s baby.
At Unity Public School, staff also supported the fundraiser for the CMHA by purchasing and wearing the Cont;nue shirts. A reminder that the curb is yellow in front of the school for a reason, so refrain from parking there, as well as too close to the corners as exiting students need to be easily seen when moving in and out before and after school
Residents are asked for their support of the upcoming Unity Composite High School grad class bottle drive.
There is a team in every age group for the upcoming ball season, with some age groups having more than one team. The best results from registration were in the entry-level categories of Learn-to-Play 1 and 2.
Unity Minor Soccer is ready to roll, providing the government gives the go-ahead for outdoor sports. Registration was held April 14 and organizers wait for the go ahead from the provincial soccer governing body and the Sask. Health Authority. Unity’s soccer season runs during May and June and includes teams in divisions from U5 up to the U19. Registrations are available at the schools, town office and online and can be dropped off at the town office any time before April 21.
The local greenhouse is ready for gardeners whether new or veteran. This business offers multiple products and Tammy and her staff are a source of knowledge on both the products they carry and planting guidance.
Here’s hoping this finds you all safe, healthy and socially distanced. Until next week ...