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HEADLINES FOR MONDAY, JULY 28
STC Passenger Fees On the Rise
If you take the bus your rates with STC will increase as of August 1. Fares will increase by an average of 5.5 percent meaning average fare increase per ticket will be $1.90 based on an average one way trip of 182 kilometres (113 miles). According to STC, it's citing inflationary pressures on overall operating expenses for necessities such as fuel, maintenance and staffing for the bump in rates. The last STC passenger fare increase was for 4.7 per cent and occurred October 15, 2013.

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The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation continues to assist in the restoration of historic buildings and the latest project is in Maple Creek. The summer season is filled with an array of events across the region and our SWTV News Summer Around the Southwest Tour made a stop in Shaunavon for Boomtown Days. Maple Creek#146;s history was in the spotlight during the annual Heritage Days with a full schedule including a grand reopening of a local business.

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The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation continues to assist in the restoration of historic buildings and the latest project is in Maple Creek. The summer season is filled with an array of events across the region and our SWTV News Summer Around the Southwest Tour made a stop in Shaunavon for Boomtown Days. Maple Creek#146;s history was in the spotlight during the annual Heritage Days with a full schedule including a grand reopening of a local business.

Positive Progress With Haying Season
Saskatchewan producers continue to make progress with the 2014 hay crop with 42 per cent now baled or put into silage and an additional 49 percent cut and ready for baling. ain showers and high humidity have delayed haying and decreased hay quality in some areas. Thirteen per cent is rated as excellent in quality, 77 per cent good, eight per cent fair and two per cent poor. Hay yields are slightly below the five-year average (2009-2013). The estimated average hay yields on dry land are reported as 1.3 tons per acre for alfalfa, 1.4 tons per acre for alfalfa/brome hay, 1.1 tons per acre for other tame hay, 0.9 tons per acre for wild hay and 1.7 tons per acre for greenfeed. On irrigated land, the estimated average hay yields are 1.9 tons per acre for alfalfa, 1.8 tons per acre for alfalfa/brome hay, 1.4 tons per acre for other tame hay and 2.3 tons per acre for wild hay and green-feed. Meanwhile, mild weather has helped advance many crops and the majority are in fair to excellent condition.

Hot Weather on the Horizon
Remember your sunscreen and hat this week as the temperatures reach the 30 degree mark. Mainly Sunny Today with a High of 28. Partly Cloudy for Tonight and a Low of 12. More Sunshine on Tuesday and 28 with a high of 29 for Wednesday. Looking ahead to Thursday, a High of 29 and warming up to 30 for Friday.