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.

Fabyan Bridge Work

The M.D. of Wainwright has been notified that an Alberta Transportation contractor will begin work on the Fabyan bridge on Highway 14.  Limited lane passage may be in affect for the next number of weeks.  Effective May 5th to the end of July, only ONE lane will be open on the bridge.  Please make alternate arrangements if this will affect your travel on Highway 14.  Effective May 5th, no wide loads are allowed for the duration of construction.  Loads wider than 3.5 meters must use alternative routes.  This includes farm equipment, no exceptions.

Grazing School for Women

The M.D. of Wainwright would like to invite you to take part in a 2 day workshop for women.  Registration deadline is May 26th with early registration on May 12th, 2017.  You can register online at


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.

Yearly Household Hazardous Waste Roundup

The yearly household hazardous waste roundup will be held on Saturday May 6th, 2017 from 10am until 2pm ONLY at the Wainwright landfill, 1201 - 4th Avenue South, Wainwright, AB.  Please note: We cannot accept hazardous materials prior to or after this time period.

We will be accepting:

  • TV's, computers, printers, monitors and fax machines
  • Paint/latex and oil paints, thinners & solvents (paint related items)
  • Used motor/diesel oil
  • Hazardous aerosol cans
  • Left over weed & rodent killer
  • Left over antifreeze
  • Left over Hazardous cleaners

For further information please call the Wainwright Regional Landfill at 780-842-4051

No-Spray Notice

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 requires that if a ratepayer does not want their roadsides sprayed during the 2017 spraying season they:

  • Must pick up a no-spray agreement form from the M.D. Office located at 717 14th Avenue, Wainwright, AB
  • Must complete the no-spray agreement form and have the LANDOWNER sign the no-spray agreement; and
  • Must return the no-spray agreement no later then May 1, 2017.

Ratepayers that request a no-spray agreement are responsible for the control of prohibited noxious and noxious weeds on the Municipal right of way.


Ratepayers wanting to hay municipal roadside right of ways:

  • Must pick up a No-Spray Haying Agreement of Roadsides from the MD Office;
  • Must complete and sign the agreement and have the signature of adjacent LANDOWNERS of other roadside right of ways and returned no later than May 1, 2017.
  • Must have bales removed from the roadside right of way within 48 hours and completed by July 15, 2017

*   Neither agreement will be accepted if signed by someone other than the landowner.

*   If the agreements are not returned by May 1, 2017 they will NOT be honored.

Depending on conditions the brush-spraying program will begin on May 15th, 2017 and general roadside spraying will begin after brush-spraying through until the end of the season.  

If you have any questions, please contact James Schwindt – Agricultural Fieldman or Tanis Ponath - Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at the M.D. office at 780-842-4454. 

Input sought about agriculture programs

Albertans have the opportunity to share ideas about the future of provincial and national agriculture programs through the attached online survey.

Alberta is working with the federal government, other provinces and territories to develop a new five-year agricultural policy framework to replace the current Growing Forward 2 agreement, which expires on March 31, 2018.

Click here for more information.

Temporary Road Closure

The M.D. of Wainwright has had to close 4 miles West of highway 897 on Twp Rd. 454.  There has been oil and agriculture traffic and the road is very rutted on the new construction.  Once we can get back on to it to maintain and gravel the road we can re-address the current open/close status of the road.

Also 1 mile of construction road on TWP 464 between RR 55 and 60

Thank you for your cooperation.

2017 Road Ban Information

The M.D. of Wainwright will be placing a 75% road ban on April 1st. Please see our Road Ban Information page for a list of roads 

2017 Strychnine Notice

2017 Federal Registration of 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC) (PCP#304533)

Richardson's ground squirrel control available to agricultural producers.  Farmers with a Farm fuel number or farm license plates only.  Product to be used only on land with economically significant Richardson Ground Squirrel populations.

Infestation levels must be: 1 RGS hole per four meters of walking, or if a producer has 20% damage in a 100m strip of crop or pasture land.

Additional conditions and purchase restrictions also apply.  Cost of this product will be $10.50/bottle or $250.00/case.

Available for purchase Tuesdays between 1:00-3:00 PM each week, starting April 4, 2017 until June 27, 2017.  Purchases after these dates can be made by appointment.  All sales dependant on product availability.

LSC will be distributed from the M.D. of Wainwright Rec. Shop (North side of the building) 2010-15 Avenue N. Wainwright (Located between United Rentals and Wainalta Motors)

For more information, please contact the Municipal District of Wainwright at (780) 842-4454.

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.

 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.

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