Welcome to the
M.D. of Wainwright No. 61


For booking and information for Riverdale, please call 780-842-2996

For booking and information for Arm Lake, please call 780-842-4727

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.

Agri-Recovery Phase 2

The deadline for AgriRecovery Phase 2 is fast approaching. The second phase of the Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance AgriRecovery initiative, which opened January 5, provides continued assistance to eligible Alberta producers, who were hit hard by the 2021 drought. The FAQs have been updated to help producers understand what types of expenses are and are not eligible for the secondary payment.

The application deadline is January 31, 2022. Visit the AFSC website or contact your local branch for more information.

If you hate watering and weeding but enjoy eating fresh home grown produce, this class is for you!

Kim will show you how to garden using no till methods that will reduce your garden’s water needs, prevent weeds from growing and increase your yields, all while lowering the amount of labor you have to do. Whether you garden in raised beds in your backyard, or measure your garden by the acre, Kim will also share her best gardening practices so by the end of the three hour class you will have your own personal garden planned out and ready to go for spring.

Join us at this event hosted by the M.D. of Wainwright Agricultural Services Department on Saturday February 12th, 2022 at the Wainwright Elks Hall. Registration begins at 12:30pm, and the presentation will begin at 1:00pm.

This is event is FREE for M.D. of Wainwright ratepayers and open publicly to all at a cost of $10/participant. Please note that payment must be made in cash at the door.

Register by contacting Assistant Agricultural Fieldman Shelby at soracheski@mdwainwright.ca or by calling 780-842-4454. Registration will close at 12:00pm on February 10th.

**We will be following the Restriction Exemption Program at this event. All participants must show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event.**

About our instructor:

Kim Ross is a fourth-generation farm girl who spent her summers picking pea’s in her mother’s garden and traveling the prairie land around the farm with her Grandparents looking for the best saskatoons to pick. Producing food was a way of life and it’s a tradition Kim continued with her own children.  From her 26,000 square foot no till garden that produces vegetables, fruit and fresh herbs, to producing vegetables all winter long, Kim is an avid grower that enjoys sharing with other gardeners.  Kim is a Master Gardener and is working on her Prairie Horticulture Certificate in both the Greenhouse Crop production and Vegetable and Fruit Production streams.

Kim encourages everyone to bring a sketch of their garden for reference and measurement of your garden tractors width if you have one.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Waste Collection Price Increase Reminder

The M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 wishes to advise Municipal Ratepayers that as per the current, 3-year Waste Collection Contract with Waste Management of Canada Corporation, the final increase, as per the below schedule, will be effective January 1, 2022.

As per the current contract, the first year term was a 0% price change from the previous contract rate and a total of 5% increase for the remaining 2 years. 3% increase effective January 1, 2021 and 2% increase effective January 1, 2022.  This price structure, illustrated below, is applicable to all lines of business being residential, commercial and roll-off collection.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the M.D. of Wainwright No. 61 office at (780)842-4454.

January 1-December 31, 2020 – 0% price firm
January 1-December 31, 2021 – 3% price firm
January 1-December 31, 2022 – 2% price firm
Contract Price
Jan 1/17-Dec 31/19
Current Contract Price
Jan 1/20 to Dec 31/20
Current Contract Price
Jan 1/21 to Dec 31/21
Current Contract Price
Jan 1/22 to Dec 31/22
3 yd $35.95/month + GST $35.95/month + GST $37.03 + GST $37.77 + GST
4 yd $38.26/month + GST $38.26/month + GST $39.41 + GST $40.20 + GST
6 yd $40.59/month + GST $40.59/month + GST $41.81 + GST $42.65 + GST
8 yd $42.90/month + GST $42.90/month + GST $44.19 + GST $45.07 + GST

Bridge Closed near Fayban

The bridge located at Range Road 75 (Fabyan Bridge) has been closed to all traffic. There was an incident that impacted the top structures of the bridge and until a full inspection can be complete the bridge will be closed on recommendation of our engineer.