Welcome to the
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61


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.

In 2021 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,446 living in 1,490 of its 1,852 total private dwellings, a change of -0.4% from its 2016 population of 4,464. With a land area of 4,095.29 km2 (1,581.20 sq mi), it had a population density of .97/km2 (1.1/sq mi) in 2016.

Roadside Mowing

Attention Ratepayers:

The 2024 Roadside Mowing program will commence on July 8th. The three mowers will begin in different locations across the Municipality, with one beginning in Division 6, one in Division 4 and one in Division 1 at the south ends, working north.

Only designated M.D. roads will be mowed, as the focus is on school bus routes, hard surfaced roads and heavily-used municipal gravel roads.

Mowing contractors will respect any existing swaths in the ditch, but other accommodations will not be made, as the number of miles in the contract are set.

Please slow down to a safe speed when passing the roadside mowers or other equipment. Thank you!

If you have questions, please contact Shelby Oracheski at soracheski@mdwainwright.ca  or 780-842-4454.

Municipal Bursary Program

The Municipal Bursary Program is open for applications! This program is intended to provide financial support and incentive to our rural students in order to pursue post-secondary education.

The Agricultural Service Board (ASB) Bursary is designed for students enrolled in an Agricultural or Environmental related program at an accredited post secondary institution and the Education Bursary is open to students in any program at an accredited college, university or trade school.

Both bursary’s carry a financial reward of $1,000 each. We can’t wait to see YOUR application! Click the links below to access the application forms, stop in at the Admin building to pick them up, or email Shelby at soracheski@mdwainwright.ca with any inquiries.

ASB Bursary

General Bursary

Calendar Contest Open!

Help us celebrate the diversity within the M.D. of Wainwright by submitting your favorite local photos to our annual calendar contest!

Click the link below, stop in at the Amin building, or contact Shelby at soracheski@mdwainwright.ca for competition rules and to get the application form. We can’t wait to see YOUR submissions!

Rules – Application

Road Bans Lifted

Please be advised that all road bans within the Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 – with the exception of Clear Lake – have been lifted effective May 17, 2024.

Should you have any questions of concerns with regard to this information, please contact the M.D. Public Works Department at (780) 842-4024.

Travis Aykroyd Memorial Bursary

The Hiway 14 Breeder’s Co-op Ltd. in partnership with FCC is pleased to announce the first annual Travis Aykroyd Memorial Bursary. This bursary will serve as a tribute to Travis by providing financial support to deserving students pursuing studies in agriculture. We hope to inspire future generations to carry forward his passion for agriculture and his spirit of determination. The $2500.00 bursary is open to students who are enrolled in a post-secondary college, university or trade school in agriculture related programs. Application forms are available from the Hiway 14 Breeder’s Co-op office by email at hiway14breeders@gmail.com or by calling 780 842-4004. Application period is July 1 to August 31, 2024.

Road Bans

The following roads in the Municipal District of Wainwright will be subject to a 75% ban restriction at 7:00 am April 2, 2024.


TWP452; E of HWY41 to RR61 Rattray Road
TWP472; HWY41 to RR62 Battle View Road
RR75; S of TWP452 for 2 miles South Fabyan
TWP455; E of RR75 to RR74 1mile

RR75; S of TWP 455 ½ mile

TWP445; E of HWY41 to RR63 Enstrom
RR63; S of TWP445 to TWP444
RR62; S of HWY14 to TWP443 Greenshields
TWP443; E of RR62 to RR61
RR70; N of TWP452 to TWP454

TWP 454; E of RR70 to RR65

Drive In
RR91; N of TWP480 to TWP482 North Irma
TWP450; W of HWY881 to RR100 Mackay Road
RR51; S of HWY610 and all of Clear Lake Clear Lake
TWP440; W of HWY610 and all of Clear Lake
TWP 442 W of Hwy 41 to RR 65 Access to Subdivisions
TWP444; E of RR62 to RR55 Rajotte Road
RR73; 1½ miles S of HWY14 Mosan Road
RR41: N of TWP454 2 miles North Edgerton


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (780) 842-4024.

Soil Capability in the M.D. of Wainwright

This is the soil capability for the M.D. of Wainwright.  If you would like a a 30″x42″ printed version please contact the Administration office at 780-842-4454 and arrange for pickup.  Printed maps will cost $20.00 per map.

For a PDF version click on the image below.

Wild Boar

So, you’ve heard about the wild boar bounty program. Here’s what you need to know:

First and foremost, the M.D. of Wainwright is not participating in this initiative at this time. There are currently only three Municipalities signed up in Alberta to partake in this one-year pilot running from April 1st, 2022 until March 31st, 2023.

Why? There are several factors at play, including:

– There are active “whole sounder” trapping programs being run by both the Alberta Government and Alberta Pork. Any Municipality with active sounder trapping is not eligible to participate in the bounty program, and vise versa if you are participating in the bounty program you are not eligible to partake in these trapping programs. In the M.D. of Wainwright, we are not currently aware of any resident wild boar populations. Should we become aware of boar within our borders the plan of action is to engage professional trappers to remove the population in its entirety.

– Hunting efficacy. It has been proven that the recreational hunting of wild boar is not an effective control option, let alone a viable way to eradicate them. Boar are highly intelligent and adaptable and will become increasingly elusive when exposed to hunting pressures.

If you spot wild boar or signs of their presence you are encouraged to ‘Squeal on Pigs’ by emailing AF.wildboar@gov.ab.ca, calling 310-FARM, or by contacting the M.D. Agricultural Services Department.


Squeal on Pigs!


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Wild boar, when at large, are a declared pest in Alberta. This means landowners have the right to hunt them at any time on their own property.