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.

Office Closed Feb 18, 2019

The M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 will be closed on February 18, 2019 for Family Day.

Director of Safety

The Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 is offering an exciting career opportunity with an opening in the position of Director of Safety. The Municipal District of Wainwright is a progressive rural municipality located in East Central Alberta.

The Director of Safety is responsible for formulating and directing the municipality’s health and safety program. This position also carries out duties of the Safety Officer of the municipality and directs the operation and maintenance of all M.D. owned Parks and Recreation facilities, including playgrounds, camping areas and golf courses.

The successful candidate should possess several years of senior level administrative experience, preferably in a health and safety field. The position would normally require a high school diploma and certification in a recognized health and safety program. Experience in equipment operation and a practical knowledge of computer operation would be considered an asset. Furthermore, the successful candidate will exhibit effective interpersonal communications skills and possess a valid Alberta Class 5 driver’s license.

Applicants may forward their letter of interest and resume prior to 4:30 p.m. on February 19, 2019 to:
Kelly Buchinski,
Municipal Administrator
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61
717 – 14th Avenue
Wainwright, AB
T9W 1B3
Phone: (780) 842-4454
Fax: (780) 842-2463
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Thank you to Don Jones

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Reeve Barss and Clr. Andersen presented Don Jones a plaque for his years of service on the Agricultural Service Board from 2016 to 2018 at the October 16, 2018 Council Meeting.

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

CAP Announcement

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On-Farm Energy Management Program

The On-Farm Energy Management Program along with the On Farm Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Program formally found within the Growing Forward 2 Program have moved. The On-Farm Energy Management Program now called the Farm Energy and Agri-Processing Program or FEAP can be found at The On Farm Solar PV Program is now a provincially ran program and can be found at Both websites will provide the terms and conditions, funding list and application form for there respective programs. Stayed tuned for more details regarding the Canadian Agriculture Partnership. If you would like more information you can contact Tanis at the M.D. office 780-842-4454

Alberta Environmental Farm Plan Renewal

Effective April 1, 2018

  • Producers who have an EFP older than 10 years will have to renew their EFP to eligible for new funding under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership Program (CAP)
  • It is strongly recommended that producers complete the renewal online to make future renewals easier,


Why is Alberta EFP instituting a renewal period?

  1. Alberta is the only province that does not have a renewal period. EFP is harmonizing nationally and they expect all provinces will harmonize the renewal period
  2. EFP’s are part of sustainable sourcing programs in Canada (potato sustainability initiative, proAction, VBP). Alberta EFP is anticipating more initiatives will use EFP as the Environmental backbone of their sustainable sourcing initiative.

Who decided the renewal period would be instituted?

Alberta EFP Stakeholder Advisory Committee approved the renewal period

What does this mean to me?

For producers if you to apply for CAP grants you will need to have a current EFP.

Beat the rush by renewing before CAP funding becomes available!!!

Who Can I Contact?
Tanis Ponath, Assistant Agricultural Fieldman & EFP Technician, 780-842-4454

Road Closure Update