50 years ago
The Wilkie Air Cadet Squadron 399 raised $690 in a walk-a-thon. They donated half to the Combined Appeal of Wilkie District and purchased a used school bus with the other half. They would use the bus for instruction in mechanical upkeep and for field trips.
Domtar Ltd. announced a $1.3 million expansion program for the Sifto salt plant in Unity. The expansion would increase capacity to 200,000 tons a year.
The Delta Co-operative Service Station at Unity, managed by Matt Wildeman, was presented an Excellence Award by Federated Co-operatives Limited.
Luseland Credit Union was pleased to announce that effective Jan. 1, 1974, there would be no service charges on any chequing accounts.
Superior Foods Shop-Rite was advertising a special on margarine – four for $1.
20 years ago
Plans for the Prairie Springs Minerals Spa in Wilkie were being revised to go from a 75-room hotel to 60 or 65 rooms, with a smaller pool area and convention centre.
A moto-cross track at Unity was moving closer to reality with town council reviewing insurance coverage and a lease with the Unity Motocross Club Inc.
Unity dentist Dr. Daniel Azuelos was closing shop in Unity for a month, while he went to Israel to offer his services to underprivileged children in that country as part of the Dental Volunteers of Israel program.
Wilkie town council was considering passing a bylaw to require bicyclists to wear helmets.
Cinema Satellite was announcing deals on the latest computers, with a 512 MB, 80GB hard drive system selling for $1,499, monitor not included.