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.

Victoria Day

The M.D. of Wainwright will be closed on Monday May 21st, 2018 for Victoria Day.  Enjoy your first long weekend of summer!


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

Bob Barss presents plaque to Cliff Bethune

Bob Barss presented a plaque to Cliff Bethune for his years of service with the Wainwright Fire Department as Chief.  Thank you from the council and staff at the M.D. of Wainwright No.61.


Rural Municipalities of Alberta - Post Secondary Scholarship Program

The RMA Scholarship Program is designed to encourage young rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these young people to make meaningful contributions to their communities in subsequent years. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 is presented to one successful applicant from each of the five districts.
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Fire Permit Restriction

Due to the extremely dry conditions the Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61 is restricting the issuance of any new fire Permits and all outstanding fire permits are hereby suspended.

Fires not requiring a permit such as small recreational contained campfires and solid fuel barbecues are still allowed in designated camping and recreational areas.

The Municipal District of Wainwright No.61 urges the public to take the utmost caution during these extremely dry conditions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at (780) 842-4454.


Spring Cleanup

The M.D. of Wainwright will be supplying garbage roll-off bins for the purpose of a spring cleanup initiative in Fabyan, Ascot Heights and Clear Lake.  The bins will be placed at the three different location for a one week perion over the long weekend in May from Wednesday, May 16th to Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 in Fabyan townsite compound, Ascot Heights garbage compound and at the Clear Lake main beach. 

For the Hamlet of Greenshields, the M.D. of Wainwright will be picking up pring cleanup materials for a two week perion beginning May 7th to May 17th, 2018.  Pickup days will be Monday and Thursday each week.  Schedule for pickups would be May 7th, 10th, 14th adn 17th, 2018.  Acceptable materials are grass clippings and tree trimmings.

Unacceptable materials for all locations would be tires, appliances, furniture, construction materials, metal, hazardous waste, houshold and yard chemicals and paint.  These materials MUST be taken to the Wainwright Regional Waste to Energy Authority (Town dump) for proper disposal.

Grazing School for Women

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CAP Announcement

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Updated Road Ban Information

As of Monday April 9, 2018 at 7:00 am the M.D. of Wainwright will have a 75% road ban on certain oiled and gravel roads.  Please check here for the latest information.

2018 Strychnine Sales

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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 prov-inces 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

Changes to the Growing Forward On-Farm Solar PV Program

In order to further align this program with Energy Efficiency Alberta Residential/Commercial Solar Program, they have updated the retroactive projects clause as follows:
Retroactive projects that have been completed after April 15, 2017 are now eligible for funding. If a project has been initiated (ordering or purchasing equipment, equipment delivery, component construction, etc) prior to April 15, 2017 it will NOT be accepted. All installed equipment will be held to the following standards: 
1. The system's modules must have at least a 20 year pro-rated warranty from the manufacture. 
2. The system's inverters and/or micro-inverters must have at least a 10 year warranty from the manufacture. 
3. Solar racking must be manufactured by a qualified commercial racking company. 
All other program guidelines remain the same. Please refer to the Growing Forward 2 website for more information,

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Road Closure Update


Road Closure Update

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The M.D. of Wainwright has re-opened the 4 miles West of highway 897 on Twp Rd. 454. 

The 1 mile of construction road on TWP 464 between RR 55 and 60 is still closed.

Thank you for your cooperation.