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.


M.D. Administration Office Christmas and New Years Hours

The M.D. Administration office will be closed on December 24, 25 and 28 for the Christmas holidays. The office will be open regular hours December 29, 30 and 31.  The office will also be closed on January 1, 2016.  The office will be open regular hours starting on January 4, 2016.

M.D. Survey

Please take a moment to full out our survey. Please return surveys to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. when completed.  You can download the word document here.

Alberta Tables Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act

The Government of Alberta has tabled Bill 6, the Enhanced Protection for Farm and Ranch Workers Act.

This would see changes to Alberta’s already existing workplace legislation. It would affect:
o    Occupational Health and Safety Act
o    Workers Compensation Act
o    Employment Standards Code
o    Labour Relations Code

Alberta employers/owners in the farm and ranch industry who are not currently covered by workplace legislation and their workers would be affected.

You are going to see changes as soon as January 1, 2016

If you have an opinion your input matters. You can join the discussion by attending 1 of the 5 meeting the Alberta Government as set up. The location and dates are as follows:
o    Grande Prairie - November 26, 2015
o    Red Deer, December 1, 2015
o    Okotoks, December 2, 2015
o    Lethbridge, December3, 2015
o    Medicine Hat - December 4, 2015
o    Leduc, December 7, 2015
o    Vegreville - December 8, 2015
o    Olds - December 9, 2015
o    Athabasca - December 14, 2015
You can also complete the online survey.

If you have any questions visit the website at or you can email directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taxes Due by November 30, 2015

Just a reminder that taxes are due by November 30, 2015.

2016 Calendars are in

Hot off the press!!! The 2016 M.D. Calendars are in and they look amazing! The calendar features the winning photos from our annual Calendar Photo Contest. Come pick one up before they are gone!

Happy Thanksgiving

The Municipal District of Wainwright offices will be closed on October 12th for Thanksgiving.


Agriculture Service Board Participation

The Municipal District of Wainwright is looking for a farm member representative.  The individual appointed must be a resident and a ratepayer of the M.D. of Wainwright and willing to sit for a three year term.   Members are provided remuneration and expenses for attending board meetings. 
Those interested are asked to submit a letter and/or resume, to the address below, including reasons why they are interested by October 16th, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.  If you have any questions, please contact the M.D. office at 780-842-4454.

Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61
C/O James Schwindt, Ag. Fieldman
717 14th Avenue
Wainwright, Alberta
T9W 1B3

Notice of Public Hearing

  The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 in the Province of Alberta proposes to pass Resolution No.344.15 to remove the Municipal Reserve designation from a portion of land, approximately 0.185 acres of Block R-5, Plan 7821293, E 2-44-5 W4M. This area is located on the north side of Clear Lake Adjacent to Cabin #’s 115-121 to the north of the lots and south of SE 11-44-5 W4M in the M.D. of Wainwright

A Public Hearing will be held in the M.D. of Wainwright Council Chambers at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 where persons claiming to be affected by this change may voice their concerns. Concerns may also be expressed through written submissions mailed or delivered to the M. D. of Wainwright 717 – 14 Ave. Wainwright, Alberta T9W 1B3 Attention: Kelly Buchinski or presented at the public hearing. Written submissions must be received before or at the public hearing to be considered.

For further information, contact Kim Christensen, Development Officer at the M.D. Office (780) 842-4454.

Avian Influenza and small-flock poultry

Wild birds can carry avian influenza, and they can pose a risk to your poultry. Avian influenza can cause severe illness and death in your flock.

For more information please download this PDF to help reduce your risk.

Jimsonweed in Alberta


Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) has received reports of Jimsonweed in Alberta. This is not a common weed found in Alberta, and producers need to be diligent to stop its spread.
It is important that producers handle this weed carefully to prevent further spread and potential health risks to livestock and humans. Proper handling information can be found below and on the Agriculture and Forestry website.

Jimsonweed Info