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.
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.
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!
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
Notice of Public Hearing
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.