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.

Spring Cleanup 2017

The M.D. of Wainwright will be supplying garbage roll-off bins for the purpose of a spring cleanup initiative.  The bins will be placed at three different locations for a one week period over the long weekend in May from Wednesday, May 17th to Wednesday, May 24th, 2017.

The bins will be located at the Ascot Heights garbage compound, the Fabyan town site compound, and at the Clear Lake main beach area.  The fall cleanup initiative will be for a one week period at the end of September from September 20th through to September 27th, 2017 at these same locations.

This initiative is to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of yard cleanup materials and household materials that are not hazardous.  Unacceptable materials would be tires, appliances, furniture, metals, hazardous waste, household chemicals, yard chemicals, and paint.  These materials must be taken to the Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Authority (town dump) for proper disposal.

Crop Pest Workshop

 The crop pest workshop has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.

 Help Shape Farm and Ranch Labour Legislation

Albertans are being encouraged to provide input on how provincial labour laws could apply to farms and ranches.  In May 2016, six technical working groups began developing recommendations on how employment standards, labour relations, and occupational health and safety requirements could be applied to meet the unique needs of the agriculture industry.

To read more please follow this link to "Help shape farm and ranch labour legislation".  To provide feedback on recommendations please click on the "Farm and Ranch" link on that page.

Ladies Spring Break 2017

Join us for a day of learning, laughing and a little shopping!

March 28, 2017 at the Edgerton Ag. Hall.  Registration from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.  Speakers from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.  $25.00 per person.  Lunch will be provided.

Speakers will include:
Bob Tosh: MNP - Succession Planning
Billi Jean Miller: Author of "Farmwives in Profile"
Simply Bee of Irma
Twyla Jones: What's Going on in the Field?

Old School Cheesery & Sand Dunes Liquor & Cold Beer will be doing a special tasting.

A small trade show will be set up by various vendors.

Please pre-register by March 21, 2017 by contacting Becky Pedersen (780) 755-3160, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thanks to our sponsors: ATB Financial, Parrish & Heimbecker & the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61

2016 Census

We have received some of the numbers from the 2016 Census.  Here is a quick overview for the M.D. of Wainwright.  More complete numbers will be shared when we receive them.

  2016 2011 % Change No. Private Dwellings
M.D. of Wainwright 4,479 4,138 +8.2 1,768
Town of Wainwright 6,270 5,9,25 +5.8 2,770
Alberta 4,067,175   +11.6  
Canada 35,151,728   +5.0  

Division 3 Contact Information

Please take notice that the M.D. of Wainwright has decided to defer the election of the vacant Councillor position in Division 3 to the next General Municipal Election scheduled for the fall of 2017 instead of holding a by-election in the interim.

In the meantime, ratepayers and residents of Division 3 with issues or concerns involving roads, weeds, drainage, pests and other concerns may contact the following:

M.D. Administration Office - 780-842-4454

Reeve Bob Barss - 780-842-7309

Deputy Reeve Ted Wilkinson - 780-806-0315

Canada 150 Grant Funds Available

Canada will celebrate its 150th anniversary of Confederation on July 1, 2017. Canada 150 presents a unique opportunity for Albertans to join all Canadians as we recognize this national milestone and anticipate our future together. 


The Community Initiatives Program’s (CIP) Alberta Canada 150 stream will provide $2 million to support projects that align with the four themes for the federal Canada 150 approach:

·         Diversity and inclusion, and the building of common interests and relationships;

·         Supporting efforts toward reconciliation of indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians;

·         Engaging and inspiring youth to carry forward the legacy of Canada 150; and

Connecting Canadians with nature and raising environmental stewardship to the level of national consciousness.

You can view  the fact sheet here.