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Town of Unity seeking new financial officer

Town met with two delegations at Sept. 27 council meeting

UNITY — The Sept. 27 council meeting included two delegations. The first was Kris Dushire who works for the Saskatchewan Water Securities Agency. Dushire has been doing inspections on Unity’s water and wastewater systems since 2008. He is knowledgeable on many systems throughout his large area of the province. We discussed Unity’s systems, future challenges and possible solutions. One challenge is the aging infrastructure of the water plant. 

Our second delegation was Melissa McBlain. McBlain works in conjunction with the West Central Crisis Services out of Kindersley. Their group is Rapid Access Counselling. Counselling is free of charge and offered to individuals, couples and families. McBlain plans to be in Unity every Tuesday. You can contact her through or call 1-306-460-6544. 

Highway 21 looks much better. We are in contact with the ministry about lighting for the access roads and reviewing the speed limits. Thank you to our local highways crew for their attention to old highway 21 before the town crew takes over the maintenance and upkeep.

Staff are working on capital budget items for next year. Council will hold another strategic planning session to help set priorities for future years. First Avenue will take care of the majority of the budget, but we hope to be able to address some smaller ticket projects as well.

Assistant CAO Kavi Pandoo has resigned his position in Unity. We are sorry to see him leave. He will definitely be an asset to his next employer. Best wishes from all of us to Kavi, Yovina and your wonderful children. We have posted for a financial officer in lieu of an assistant CAO. We are also still recruiting for a director of Public Works. 

Financial statements for 2021 have been prepared. We will hold a public meeting in November to review with residents

Activities have started up to keep us all busy throughout fall and the coming winter. There is adult pickle ball, volleyball and the walking program, plus accommodating local gyms. The arena is booking up for hockey and skating. The curling club is working on their schedule. Dance is busy, and also look for school-based activities such as football, basketball and volleyball. We are lucky to have our local theatre with economical pricing. I apologize if I’ve forgotten anyone but please get out and enjoy all the social activities you can. Unity has so much to choose from, with special thanks to all of the volunteers out there.