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.

Volunteer Positions at the M.D. of Wainwright

The M.D. of Wainwright is inviting ratepayers, within the Municipality boundaries, to put forth their name if interested in sitting as a volunteer on the M.D. of Wainwright's Committee(s).  The committee positions for the 2016/2017 term are as follows:

Competition #16-1: Agricultural Service Board (3 years)
Competition #16-2: Subdivision & Development Appeal Board
Competition #16-3: Intermunicipal Development Committee
Competition #16-4: Municipal Planning Commission
Competition #16-5: Chauvin Rural Recreation Area Board
Competition #16-6: Edgerton Rural Recreation Area Board
Competition #16-7: Wainwright Rural Recreation Area Board
Competition #16-8: Irma Rural Recreation Area Board
Competition #16-9: Chauvin Fire Area
Competition #16-10: Edgerton Fire Area
Competition #16-11: Irma Fire Area

  • Please state the competition # for the committee/board you are submitting your name for.
  • Please list any relevant experience.
  • Competition closing October 12/2016 @ 4:30 p.m.

 Further details and informatino may be obtained by contacting the Municipal Administrator at (780) 842-4454 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

M.D. of Wainwright No. 61
717 - 14th Avenue
Wainwright, AB T9W 1B3
Fax: (780) 842-2463
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Only those selected to represent will be contacted.

Alberta Development Officers Week

Councillor Ted Wilkinson and Development Officer Kim Christensen

Councillor Ted Wilkinson proclaimed the week of September 25 to October 1, 2016 to be the Alberta Development Officers Week in the M.D. of Wainwright.  A Development Officer is a planning and development specialist with knowledge in current legislation, policy and bylaws, systems and technical requirements for physical development within communities in the Province of Alberta.

Rural Address Update

Rural address signs have been delivered and our contractor has started installing signs.  They started in the South-East corner and will be working their way up to the North-West corner over the new few weeks.  If you have any questions or concerns about the placement of your rural address, please call Stephen at the M.D. of Wainwright administration office at 780-842-4454.

Notice to M.D. Ratepayers

This notice is to inform all ratepayers in the M.D. of Wainwright in all of Ranges 5 and 6, that Re-Inspection of properties for assessment purposes  in these areas will commence the week of September 12, 2016. In addition, any other properties requiring review throughout the M.D.  of Wainwright will also be Re-Inspected during this time period. This process is being done by the Wainwright Assessment Group and will be  completed by the end of December 2016.

A property tax assessor will be on site and will review your property assessment. In order to achieve uniform and equitable assessment, additional information about your property may be requested.

Clean Farms - Obsolete Collection Campaign

Return your unwanted or obsolete pesticides and livestock medication.  You can safely dispose of your unwanted agricultural pesticides and livestock/equine medications from October 3-7, 2016.  Click here to view locations where items can be disposed of free of charge.

Rural Addressing Update

The M.D. of Wainwright Council approved moving forward with rural addressing as part of its 2016 Budget. The system will aid Emergency Medical Services, Fire, Police, utility companies, couriers and other visitors in finding your residence or business quicker.  The M.D. awarded the contract to Kalitec in June and they are currently producing the signs.  Their contractor will start marking locations for installation on Tuesday Aug 20, 2016 and all signs should be completed by October 31, 2016.  If you have any questions please see the FAQ at the bottom of the Rural Addressing page.  If your question is not answered there please contact the Administration office at 780-842-4454 and we will do our best to answer your questions.
Please note that we have asked our contractor to place signs farther away from driveways to avoid them being hit by equipment and graders.  The original staked location may not be the exact location the sign will be placed.  Most signs will be placed on the right hand side of the driveway when looking into the property.  If you would like the sign placed on the left please send us and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Stephen @ 780-842-4454 and we will asked our contractor to install the sign where asked.  In some cases this may not be possible because of utility lines (phone and gas).

Irma Recycling

The M.D. of Wainwright in partnership with the Village of Irma will have a recycling station located at the Irma transfer station.  The transfer site is open to the public Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. for recyclable items. Cardboard needs to be collapsed and can be placed in the bins and the remainder of recyclables can be put into the blue bags and placed in the marked bins.