R.M. Map - September, 2014

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, the population of Monet is 495, slightly higher than the 2006 census with a population of 479. Declining population and increasing farm size have been trends for several decades and are typical of many municipalities in the region. The average age of farmers and ranchers has increased as baby boomers enter their sixties. As farmers retire, it is more common for land to be transferred to neighboring operations than for younger farmers to take over.

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Climate and Ecology

This part of Saskatchewan lies within an area referred to as the Palliser Triangle. Captain John Palliser, a nineteenth century explorer and surveyor, considered this region too dry for agriculture. As a continuation of the semi-arid central plain of the United States, the triangle extends from southwestern Manitoba, includes most of southern Saskatchewan, and reaches northwest to the mountains in Alberta. With annual precipitation averaging only 352 mm, July mean temperatures of 18.9 degrees C., and January mean temperatures of –12 degrees C., this territory presented itself to early European travelers as a semi-arid desert of mixed short-grass prairie, few wetlands, and little or no tree cover.

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Communications

Radio and two television stations are available without cable connections throughout the R.M. Satellite options are available, but require dish antennae for each subscriber. The same is true for high speed internet, which many residents choose over less costly, slower dial-up connections.

Treated Water at Truckfill Now Open

December 17, 2014:

The R.M. of Monet No. 257 truckfill at the Sask. Landing Regional Water Pipeline Utility water treatment plant at 214 Railway Avenue E in Elrose is now operational.

The water at this truckfill is treated.

It is coin operated using quarters, loonies and toonies.

The charge is $16/1000 imperial gallons.