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UCHS celebrates class of 2021

Unity News

The extreme heat wave the last week of June leading into July certainly was concerning for gardens and crops. Here’s hoping by the time this column comes out, Mother Nature has replenished us with that liquid gold better known as rain.

In a few short days, all restrictions will be lifted, but please be kind, be mindful and be respectful of businesses and individuals who still want to protect themselves, their staff and others for the foreseeable future. There is still 30 per cent of the province that has not been vaccinated, so we must continue to maintain care and attention in public spaces and with our gatherings.

What a day our graduates experienced June 30. Unity Composite High School created a graduation ceremony that included all 48 graduates along with two guests. The community also came out in droves to celebrate the graduates in their parade.

We have heard from grandparents or other family who have attended graduations in other communities that it is often taken for granted how well supported our graduates are. Did you know UCHS hands out 32 scholarships thanks to the support of donors, organizations and individuals in this community. Congratulations to all of these winners and to Abby Rutley for earning the governor general medal as well as being selected as valedictorian.

The Unity Credit Union Aquatic Center has new hours for the summer and they can be found on the town of Unity website, on the pool’s Facebook page and posted at the pool.

The ball diamonds have had some reduction in activity as the younger teams have finished up for the season, however those teams preparing for provincial events will still be busy at the diamonds.

The Junior Cardinals are in the tail end of the NSRBL season in the middle of the pack and looking to stay strong for upcoming playoffs. With an all-local roster, there is plenty to cheer for at the diamonds. A big match will be July 13 against archrivals, Wilkie Brewers. After July 14, the team will learn where they sit in the playoff picture and we will keep you posted so you can cheer on the Cards.

A reminder that parking near and around the post office has changed from angle to parallel parking. This was due to it being a higher traffic area and some longer vehicles inhibiting visibility .

Also, the mayor reminds residents that the field past Luther Place is town property and it is not permitted to ride/race dirt bikes, golf carts and ATVs there.

Don’t forget to support your local museum this summer. With a whole year without fundraisers to keep maintaining and upgrading this facility, your support is even more appreciated this year. Check out their Facebook page for all the latest from the museum.

Thank you to everyone who has helped add to the beauty of this community with their flowers and yard displays, as it is so nice to see all the progress in our green spaces, places and residents’ yards while out biking, rolling or strolling through town.

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