The M.D. of Wainwright is situated in the heart of the agriculture and oil industries and is a major partner with one of Canada’s largest military training bases. This makes the M.D. of Wainwright an area of diverse wealth both socially and economically and allows us to provide our residents with many services and the benefit of low taxes.

In addition, the M.D. of Wainwright offers various historical and recreational attractions for residents and visitors.

The M.D. of Wainwright is a progressive community that is a great place to live, work and raise a family. We are glad to welcome you.

Wainwright Regional Landfill Rate Change

Effective January 1st, 2018, the Wainwright Regional Landfill tipping fees will increase as follows.  Plus GST on all Rates.

  Current Rate 2018 Rate
 Clean Burnable Construction $33.04 $33.70
 Clean Concrete $14.58 $14.87
Construction Waste $99.08 $101.06
General Household Waste $66.06 $67.38
Metal $33.14 $33.80
Shingles $33.14 $33.80

If you have any questions please call the Wainwright Regional Landfill at 780-842-4051

Changes to the Growing Forward On-Farm Solar PV Program

In order to further align this program with Energy Efficiency Alberta Residential/Commercial Solar Program, they have updated the retroactive projects clause as follows:
Retroactive projects that have been completed after April 15, 2017 are now eligible for funding. If a project has been initiated (ordering or purchasing equipment, equipment delivery, component construction, etc) prior to April 15, 2017 it will NOT be accepted. All installed equipment will be held to the following standards: 
1. The system's modules must have at least a 20 year pro-rated warranty from the manufacture. 
2. The system's inverters and/or micro-inverters must have at least a 10 year warranty from the manufacture. 
3. Solar racking must be manufactured by a qualified commercial racking company. 
All other program guidelines remain the same. Please refer to the Growing Forward 2 website for more information,

Property Taxes Due November 30th, 2017

Just a reminder that taxes for the M.D. of Wainwright are due on or before November 30th, 2017.;  Taxes can be paid at the M.D. of Wainwright Administration office at 717 14 Avenue Wainwright by Cheque, debit card, money order or cash.  Payments can also be made through most finacial institutions or online banking.  For mailed payments the postmark will determine the date of payment for anything that is mailed.  After taxes have been paid for 2017 you can setup a pre-authorized debit to make equal monthly payments.  The Tax Auto-Pay forms are available at the administration office or you can download a form from here.

Penalties: All taxes remaining unpaid after the due date of November 30th, 2017 will have a penalty of 12% imposed the day after the due date. 

2018 Calendars are in

The 2018 M.D. of Wainwright Photo Contest calendars are in.  Ratepayers can get a copy at the administration office.  Thank you to everyone who submitted photos this year, and congratulations to the winners.

January: Chuck Hutchinson “Waiting out the Storm”
February: Sheila Naugle “Crisp Morning”
March: Colette Thurston “There’s Two of Us”
April: Elizabeth Goddard “Spring Anticipation”
May: Sherry Christensen “Plant ‘17”
June: Damon Zajic “Summer Skies”
July: Heather Dubreuil “Hey Brother, What you Looking at?”
August: Margaret Hiller “Sunflowers”
September: Sheri White “Electric”
October: Damon Zajic “Race to the Rain”
November: Doug Kimball “Looking for a Girlfriend”
December: Sheri White “Silent Sentinel”
Front and Back Cover: Sherry Christensen “Last Stop”
Back Page: Judy Nemyo “Mother Nature is still Boss”

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Road Closure Update



It is recommended that all landowners ensure that any farm, industrial, recreational equipment or vehicles entering your land is clean of all dirt and/or field residue.

Clubroot of Canola is transferred by soil and it is


To ensure foreign soil is not transferred onto your land.

Also be reminded that if you are purchasing equipment/machinery, using custom operators, have industrial traffic or allow recreational vehicles on your land it is


 To ensure the equipment is clean and free of dirt/field residue prior to it entering your land.


For more information:

Contact the M.D. of Wainwright

Office at 780-842-4454

Road Closure Update

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The M.D. of Wainwright has re-opened the 4 miles West of highway 897 on Twp Rd. 454. 

The 1 mile of construction road on TWP 464 between RR 55 and 60 is still closed.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Information about Alberta's Agricultural Service Boards

The Agricultural Service Board Grant Program promotes long-term sustainability of agriculture industry and rural communities and the development and delivery of environmental extension programming. ASBs are responsible for implementing and enforcing legislative requirements under the Agricultural Service Board Act, the Weed Control Act (WCA), the Agricultural Pests Act (APA), the Soil Conservation Act (SCA) and assist with the control of animal disease under the Animal Health Act (AHA). Full document can be download here.