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.

Director of Safety & Utilities - Maternity Leave

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 invites applications for the temporary full-time position of Director of Safety & Utilities to cover a one year maternity leave starting in August 2016.

The Director of Safety and Utilities is responsible for formulating and directing the municipality’s health and safety program. This position also carries out duties of the Safety Officer of the municipality and supervises the water/wastewater operation of the Hamlets of Fabyan and Greenshields.

The successful candidate should possess several years’ senior level administrative experience, preferably in a health and safety field. The position would normally require a high school diploma and certification in a recognized health and safety program. In addition a certificate in Small Systems Water and Waste Water Operations would also be required or a willingness to work towards one. Experience in equipment operation and a practical knowledge of computer operation would be considered an asset. Furthermore, the successful candidate will exhibit effective interpersonal communications skills and possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license.

Applicants may forward their letter of interest and resume prior to 4:30 p.m. on June 24, 2016 to:

M.D. of Wainwright No. 61
717 – 14th Avenue
Wainwright, AB T9W 1B3

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.mdwainwright.ca
Phone: 780-842-4454

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Fire Ban Lifted

Fire Ban Lifted 

As of May 30, 2016 at 12:00 noon the Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 has lifted the Partial Fire Ban that was declared on Friday May 20, 2016. Fire permits are required year round for all burning with the exception of small contained recreational fires for cooking or warming purposes and covered burning barrels. Fire Permits may be issued by the Municipal Administrator, Agricultural Fieldman, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman, Municipal Councillors, Local Fire Chiefs and Designated Deputy Chiefs.

The M.D. of Wainwright encourages all residents to use the utmost caution and care with regards to all fires and to ensure that all unattended fires are properly extinguished.

Rural Addressing RFP

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 (the “MD”) is seeking proposals in response to this RFP in relation to: Rural Addressing Sign Supply and Installation Project. Proposals will be received by:

Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61
717 – 14th Avenue
Wainwright, Alberta
T9W 1B3
Attention: Stephen Atkins

Time and date for the closing of the RFP is: 2:00 p.m. MST on June 15, 2016 (the “RFP Closing Date”)


1. The proposal package can be obtained by contacting the M.D. of Wainwright office at 780-842-4454.
2. Proposals cannot be withdrawn and must be irrevocable for a period of ninety (90) days after the RFP Closing Date in order to allow for the MD to evaluate the various proposals and to undertake the negotiations with the selected proponents.
3. The MD reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals and to waive irregularities and informalities at its discretion.
4. All written inquiries regarding the technical aspects of the Request for Proposals shall be directed to Stephen Atkins at 717 – 14th Avenue, Wainwright, Alberta, T9W 1B3 or emailed in the form of an attachment on letterhead to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., however, each proponent acknowledges and agrees that the MD does not have an obligation to provide a response to any written inquiry.
5. If the MD, in its sole and unfettered discretion, determines that a written response to an inquiry is warranted, a written response will be prepared and distributed to all proponents who have requested a copy of the Request for Proposals and completed the acknowledgment form. Such written response(s) will be issued in the form of an addendum to the Request for Proposals and will be deemed to be part of the Request for Proposals.

ASB Surplus Items for Sale

The M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 is currently accepting sealed bids for the items found here.  Clearly state ASB Surplus Items, which item you are bidding on and your contract name and number on the submitted sealed envelope.  Deadline for bid submission is June 10, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.

Road Ban Lifted

All road bans have been lifted as of Friday May 20, 2016.

Fort McMurray Evacuees Welcome at Riverdale

Riverdale Mini-Park is located 16 km North of Wainwright, AB along Highway 41 in the valley close to the Battle River. The campground is offering camping accommodations for those affected by the Fort McMurray Wildfires. Please contact 780-842-4454 for more information on how to reserve a courtesy camping site. Camping sites are full-service (power, water & sewer) or power only. Riverdale has a clubhouse that sells food. There is a laundry and washroom facility open 24/7. Also there is an 18 hole golf course as well as a mini-golf course. The campground officially closes September 30, 2016.

Riverdale Sunday Brunch

The Riverdale Clubhouse is now offering a brunch buffet every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.  $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for kids 6 - 12.


Gerald Rhodes: Industrial taxes a lifeline for rural Alberta's Municipalities

Municipalities across Alberta face a funding crunch as provincial grant programs and property tax values have stagnated with the slump in Alberta’s economy. This is the reality across the province, although some municipalities are more seriously impacted than others. The blanket statement that Alberta’s rural municipalities with less than 20% of the population are ‘cash-rich’ bears little weight when actually examining the varying financial realities for municipalities of all types across the province and the expenses that they pay. This includes the diverse costs different municipalities incur to meet the needs of their residents and businesses, and the recent volatility in industrial tax revenue due to the struggling resource economy. 

You can read Gerald Rhodes complete editorial here


2% Strychnine Available March 29, 2016 to June 28, 2016

The M.D. of Wainwright will be selling 2% liquid strychnine to agricultural producers (farm fuel number or farm license plates only) with a infestation level of 1 RGS hold per four meters of walking, or if a producer has 20% damage in a 100m strip of crop or pasture land.  Strychnine will be available for purchase on Tuesdays between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM each week starting March 29, 2016 until June 28, 2016.  Purchases after these dates can be made by appointment.  All sales dependent on product availability.

LSC will be distributed from the M.D. of Wainwright Rec. Shop (North side of building) at 2010 - 15 Avenue N. Wainwright, Alberta (located between United Rentals and Wainalta Motors).  For more information please contact the Municipal District of Wainwright at 780-842-4454.

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