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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 2016 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,479 living in 1,459 of its 1,768 total private dwellings, a change of 8.2% from its 2011 population of 4,138. With a land area of 4,156.56 km2 (1,604.86 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi) in 2016.


Thanks you Bonnie!


Reeve Barss and Kelly Buchinski present Bonnie Milton a thank you plaque for her 30 years of service. During Bonnie's time with the M.D. she filled many rolls and retired as the Assistant Administrator.  On behalf of all the staff at the M.D. we would like to say thank you for all your hard work and dedication throughout the years.

2019 Photo Contest

The 2019 Photo contest has been updated.  You can download a copy of the rules and submission form here.


2018 Financial Statement Available

The audited financial statement for 2018 is available from

Road Ban Update

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2018 Completed Construction

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Strychnine Notice

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M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 Construction Operators & Labourers

The M.D. of Wainwright is inviting applications for seasonal Construction Operators and Labourers for the 2019 construction 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 Director of Road Construction at the M.D. Public Works Shop at (780) 842-4024. Please submit applications to:

M.D. of Wainwright No. 61

Attn:  Public Works Shop

717-14th Avenue

Wainwright, AB  T9W 1B3

Fax:  (780) 842-4110

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Only those requested for an interview will be contacted.

CAP Announcement

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Range Road 75 Bridge Near Fabyan

Please be advised that due to damage from and accident, the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 has temporarily lowered the weight restriction on the old Fabyan Bridge located on Range Road 75 just north of Hwy 14.  The bridge capacity is now a maximum of 15 tons.  This change is effective immediately.

Unacceptable Waste for a Front Load Bin

The M.D. of Wainwright and Waste Management would like to remind everyone that the following items are unacceptable waste for front load bins.

  • No appliances or furniture
  • Hazardous materials or any container having contained such material
  • Free liquids, oily wastes, oil filters oily rags, sludge’s and semi-solids
  • Solvents, greases, empty containers
  • Paint, thinner or remover cans (unless RCRA empty, solidified or triple rinsed
  • Treated wood, railroad ties, industrial waste
  • Animal wastes and / or carcasses
  • Drums / containers (sealed)
  • Burned debris
  • Compressed cylinders (propane, oxygen etc.)
  • Batteries, transformer, ballasts
  • Household chemicals
  • Herbicides and pesticide containers
  • Hydrocarbon soils
  • Asbestos
  • Biomedical waste
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Radioactive materials, naturally occurring (NORM)

Thank you from the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 and Waste Management