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


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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 4,276 living in 1,490 of its 1,852 total private dwellings, a change of -4.2% 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.

Construction/Oiling Crew

M.D. of Wainwright No.61

The M.D. of Wainwright is inviting applications for seasonal Equipment Operators and Labourers for the 2023 construction/oiling season.

Qualified applicants must have a valid class 5 driver’s license and prior equipment operation experience would be an asset.

Further detail and information may be obtained by contacting the M.D. Public Works Shop at (780) 842-4024. Please specify the position you are applying for and submit applications to:

M.D. of Wainwright No. 61
Attn:  Public Works Shop
2005 14th Street
Wainwright, AB  T9W 1K2
Fax:  (780) 842-4110
Email:  pwclerk@mdwainwright.ca
Only those requested for an interview will be contacted.

RCMP Summer Student


Wainwright, AB

Term: May 8th August 18th, 2023

Full-time position paid for by the
The Town of Wainwright and
Municipal District of Wainwright
Rate of pay: $17.00 / hr

-Currently attending Post-Secondary school
-Attending College or University in fall of 2023
-18 years of age minimum
-Valid Class 5 Alberta Driver’s Licence
-Self Motivated
-Enjoys working with Youth/Children
-Able to pass RCMP Security Clearance

Resume submission options:
In person at the RCMP Detachment
826 – 3 Avenue, Wainwright, AB
Fax: 780-842-5516
Email: kwainwright@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Attention: Sgt. Miller

Deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2023.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

MDP and LUB Open House

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 is working to prepare a new Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) pursuant to the Municipal Government Act, R.S.A 2000, c. M-26, as amended. These documents are the primary land management tools for subdivision and development in the M.D.

The M.D.’s current MDP and LUB were adopted in 2007. The LUB has been amended many times and both the MDP and LUB must be revised to meet current Provincial requirements and development issues in the M.D. This new draft MDP and LUB were prepared to ensure that the subdivision and development regulations are consistent with the amended Municipal Government Act, other recent amendments to Provincial legislation, and that they reflect the current development and regulatory environments affecting lands within the M.D.

As such, the M.D. would like to invite residents to attend a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2023 at the Wainwright Communiplex (700–2nd Avenue, Wainwright), in Hall 1.

Representatives of the M.D. and its planning consultants, Municipal Planning Services (2009) Ltd., will be in attendance, and the public will be asked to provide their thoughts on future land use, development and redevelopment within the Wainwright region. Light refreshments will be provided. Copies of the proposed MDP & LUB may be seen at the M.D. Office during normal business hours or at www.mdwainwright.ca.
Those persons unable to attend the meeting may submit their comments and inquiries to:

Kyle Miller
Municipal Planning Services
(780) 486-1991
Kim Christensen
Development Officer,
M.D. of Wainwright
(780) 842-4454


Join the M.D. of Wainwright Agricultural Services Department at the Irma curling rink on Thursday February 16th for an information packed day receiving updates on the markets, the opportunities in the pulse and hemp industries, drone applications, nutrient stewardship and the funding opportunities available through the On-Farm Climate Action Fund (OFCAF).

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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.

AAAF Bursary Winner

Congratulations to Ryan Chesterman for being selected to receive the Association of Alberta Agricultural Fieldmen (AAAF) Bursary! Two students pursuing an education in Agricultural or Environmental studies are chosen annually in the Northeast Region.
Ryan is currently a first year at Lakeland College in the General Agriculture Program and is looking forward to putting his education to use on his fifth generation family farm. Best wishes Ryan!
Pictured: James Schwindt, M.D. of Wainwright Agricultural Fieldman, Ryan Chesterman, and Shelby Oracheski, M.D. of Wainwright Assistant Agricultural Fieldman

Avian Influenza in the M.D. of Wainwright

On September 16th, 2022 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of Avian Influenza in a commercial poultry flock in the M.D. of Wainwright.

The M.D. of Wainwright will continue providing updates for informational purposes for residents and producers as they become available. The M.D. of Wainwright is not otherwise directly involved in the process and any questions should be directed to the CFIA and their appointed spokespeople as the situation evolves.


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.


A friendly reminder that the M.D. of Wainwright does not have any Strychnine available, and cannot procure more.

Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada has cancelled the registration of strychnine, and all associated end-use products, used to control Richardson’s ground squirrels for sale and use in Canada.

March 4th, 2022 marked the final day strychnine was able to be sold by retailers.

March 4th, 2023 will be the final day of permitted use of strychnine for the control Richardson’s ground squirrels.

Contact your local retailer to learn what products they are currently carrying.