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.

Gerald Rhodes: Industrial taxes a lifeline for rural Alberta's Municipalities

Municipalities across Alberta face a funding crunch as provincial grant programs and property tax values have stagnated with the slump in Alberta’s economy. This is the reality across the province, although some municipalities are more seriously impacted than others. The blanket statement that Alberta’s rural municipalities with less than 20% of the population are ‘cash-rich’ bears little weight when actually examining the varying financial realities for municipalities of all types across the province and the expenses that they pay. This includes the diverse costs different municipalities incur to meet the needs of their residents and businesses, and the recent volatility in industrial tax revenue due to the struggling resource economy. 

You can read Gerald Rhodes complete editorial here

Partial Fire Ban

As of April 29th, 2016 at 9:51 A.M. the Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 has downgraded the "Complete Fire Ban" that was declared on April 23rd, 2016 to a "Partial Fire Ban".  This fire ban downgrade means that all fires requiring permits, burning barrels and the use of fireworks are still banned but small contained fire pits for cooking and warming purposes, charcoal barbecues are now allowed.

The M.D. of Wainwright encourages all residents to continue to use the utmost caution and care when having campfires and to make sure they are properly monitored and extinguished when not in use.

This "Partial Fire Ban" will be in effect until notification is otherwise provided.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the M.D. of Wainwright Office at (780) 842-4454.

Spring & Fall Cleanup

The M.D. of Wainwright will be supplying garbage roll-offs bins for the purpose of spring and fall cleanup initiative in your area.

The bins will be placed at three different locations for a one week period over the long weekend in May from Wednesday, May 18th to Wednesday, May 25th, 2016.

The bins will be located at the Ascot Heights garbage compound, the Fabyan town site compound, and at the Clear Lake main beach area.  The fall cleanup initiative will be for a one week period at the end of September from September 21st through to September 28th, 2016 at these same locations.

This initiative is to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of yard cleanup materials and household materials that are not hazardous.

Unacceptable materials would be tires, appliances, furniture, metals, hazardous waste, household chemicals, yard chemicals, and paint.

These materials MUST be taken to the Wainwright regional waste to energy authority (town dump) for proper disposal.

Spring Cleanup For the Hamlet of Greenshields

The M.D. of Wainwright Public Works department will be picking up spring cleanup materials for a two week period beginning May 2nd to May 12th, 2016 for the Hamlet of Greenshields only.

Pickup days will be Monday and Thursday each week.  Schedule for pickups would be may 2nd, 5th, 9th and 12th, 2016.

Employees will collect materials properly packaged in clear plastic bags placed out in front of your house.  Dark or coloured bags will not be picked up.

Acceptable materials are grass clippings and tree trimmings.

unacceptable materials would be tires, appliances, furniture, construction materials, metal, hazardous waste, household and yard chemicals, and paint.

These materials MUST be taken to the Wainwright regional waste to energy authority (town dump) for proper disposal.

No Spray Notice


The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 requires that if a ratepayer does not want their roadsides sprayed during the 2016 spraying season they:

  • Must pick up a no-spray agreement form from the M.D. Office located at 717 – 14th Avenue, Wainwright, Alberta;
  • Must complete the no-spray agreement form and have the LANDOWNER sign the no-spray agreement;
  • and - Must return the no-spray agreement no later than May 2, 2016.

Ratepayers that request a no-spray agreement are responsible for the control of prohibited noxious and noxious weeds on the Municipal right of way.


Ratepayer wanting to hay municipal roadside right of ways:

  • Must pick up a No-Spray Haying Agreement of Roadsides from the MD Office;
  • Must complete and sign the agreement and have the signature of adjacent LANDOWNERS of other roadside right of ways and returned no later than May 2, 2016.
  • Must have bales removed from the roadside right of way within 48 hours and completed by July 15, 2016

* Neither agreement will be accepted if signed by someone other than the landowner.

* If the agreements are not returned by May 2, 2016 they will NOT be honored.

Depending on conditions the brush-spraying program will begin on May 15th, 2016 and general roadside spraying will begin after brush-spraying through until the end of the season.

If you have any questions please contact James Schwindt – Agricultural Fieldman or Tanis Ponath - Assistant Agricultural Fieldman at the M.D. office at 780-842-4454. 

2% Strychnine Available March 29, 2016 to June 28, 2016

The M.D. of Wainwright will be selling 2% liquid strychnine to agricultural producers (farm fuel number or farm license plates only) with a infestation level of 1 RGS hold per four meters of walking, or if a producer has 20% damage in a 100m strip of crop or pasture land.  Strychnine will be available for purchase on Tuesdays between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM each week starting March 29, 2016 until June 28, 2016.  Purchases after these dates can be made by appointment.  All sales dependent on product availability.

LSC will be distributed from the M.D. of Wainwright Rec. Shop (North side of building) at 2010 - 15 Avenue N. Wainwright, Alberta (located between United Rentals and Wainalta Motors).  For more information please contact the Municipal District of Wainwright at 780-842-4454.

75% Road Ban in Effect

The following oiled and gravel roads in the Municipal District of Wainwright will be subject to 75% ban restriction at 7:00 a.m. on March 11, 2016.

NE 7-45-7W4M		S 1 ½ miles				South Fabyan
NW 8-44-6W4M		S 2 miles				Airport Road South
SW 33-45-7 W4M		W 1 mile, S ½ mile, W 1 mile	        King
NE 7-43-1 W4M		N 2 miles, E 1 mile, N 2 miles	        Frenchman’s
NE 16-45-10 W4M		N 3 miles				S. Jarrow
NE 21-44-6 W4M		N 1 mile				Murray
NE 29-44-6 W4M		E 1 mile				Enstrom
SE 3-45-6 W4M		S 3 miles, E 1 mile			Highway 14 to Greenshields
NE 1-45-7 W4M		N 3 miles				Drive Inn
NW 36-47-9 W4M		N 2 miles				North Irma
NE 33-44-10 W4M      	W 3 miles                               Mackay Road
NW 1-44-5 W4M          	E 1 mile, S 1 mile, E 1 mile            Clear Lake Road
SW-25-45-4-W4M        	N 2 miles				North Edgerton Road
SE 29-44-6 W4M		E 5 miles				Rajotte Road
NW 22-45-8 W4M		N 8 miles				Hawkins Road

Please contact, Shannon at (780) 842-4024 or (780) 842-8976 if there are questions regarding the above road bans.

Yours truly,
Shannon LaHaye
Director of Public Works

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