Unity, Saskatchewan

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Town of Unity
Town
Unity Express Shed
Unity Express Shed
Town of Unity is located in Saskatchewan
Town of Unity
Town of Unity
Location of Unity in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°26′0″N 109°10′0″W / 52.43333°N 109.16667°W / 52.43333; -109.16667
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.410)RM
Post office Founded1909-04-01
Village established1909-06-01
Town incorporated1919-11-01
Government
 • MayorBen Weber
 • Federal Electoral District Battlefords—Lloydminster M.P.Rosemarie Falk
 • Provincial Constituency Cut Knife- Turtleford M.L.A.Larry Doke
Area
 • Land9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total2,573
 • Density244.6/km2 (634/sq mi)
 • Summer (DST)CST
Postal Code
S0K 4L0
Area code(s)306-228/210
Highways Hwy 14 / Hwy 21
WebsiteOfficial Website
[1][2][3][4]

Unity is a town in the western part of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan [5] with a population of almost 2600. Unity is located at the intersection of Highway 14 and Highway 21, and the intersection of the CNR and CPR main rail lines. Unity is located 200 km west-northwest of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and 375 km southeast of Edmonton, Alberta; the town of Wilkie is located 18.96 miles (30.51 km) to the east.

The town was the subject of playwright Kevin Kerr's Governor General's Award-winning play Unity (1918), which dramatizes the effect of the 1918 flu pandemic on Unity.

History[edit]

With the coming of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in 1908 Unity began to grow from a small settlement in 1904 to about 600 in the 1920s. By 1966 there were 2,154 residents. [6]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Unity, Saskatchewan community profile
2011 2006
Population: 2,389 (+11.3% from 2006) 2,147 (-4.3% from 2001)
Land area: 9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi) 9.77 km2 (3.77 sq mi)
Population density: 244.6/km2 (634/sq mi) 219.9/km2 (570/sq mi)
Median age: 42.4 (M: 39.9, F: 44.6) 43.5 (M: 41.2, F: 45.7)
Total private dwellings: 1,119 1,063
Median household income: $59,876
References: 2011[7] 2006[8] earlier[9]

Attractions[edit]

Attractions in the Town of Unity include: [10]

  • the history murals in downtown
  • Unity & District Heritage Museum
  • Unity Golf Course
  • Unity Regional Park housing the Unity Ball Diamonds
  • Unity Arena.
  • Unity Credit Union Aquatics Centre
  • Sink and Gordon Lakes are just to the west of Unity, providing wetlands for many migratory birds.
  • Muddy Lake is just south of town.

Notable residents[edit]

Boyd Gordon played in the NHL for the Washington Capitals, Arizona Coyotes, Edmonton Oilers, and Philadelphia Flyers.

Curtis Brown was selected 43rd overall in the 1994 NHL Draft by the Buffalo Sabres and was a member of the 1996 Gold Medal winning Canadian World Junior team, he played 14 seasons in the NHL scoring 129 goals, 171 assists and ended his career with a 70 +\-

Education[edit]

Two elementary schools, St. Peter's Catholic School and Unity Public School offers Kindergarten to Grade 6. Unity Composite High School (UCHS) includes grades 7 to 12; the two public schools are in the Living Sky School Division No. 202.[11]

The population of the elementary schools ranges at about 150 students each, while UCHS is between 250 and 300 students with a graduating class of about 30-45 students a year.

Transportation[edit]

The Unity railway station receives Via Rail service with The Canadian calling at Unity several times per week. Unity is on the Canadian National Railway tracks. In 1924, the Canadian Pacific Railway crossed the Canadian National Railway at Topaz just west of Unity.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on October 6, 2006 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System, archived from the original on January 15, 2016, retrieved 2013-04-30 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11 Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on April 21, 2007 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ Adamson, J; et al. (2007-07-23), Online Historical Map Digitization Project
  6. ^ "Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan (Unity, Saskatchewan)". Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  7. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-29.
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.
  10. ^ "Town of Unity website". Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  11. ^ "Living Sky School Division No. 202". Retrieved 2013-04-30.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°26′N 109°10′W / 52.433°N 109.167°W / 52.433; -109.167 (Unity, Saskatchewan)