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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 2021 the M.D. of Wainwright had a population of 4,276 living in 1,490 of its 1,852 total private dwellings, a change of -4.2% from its 2016 population of 4,464. With a land area of 4,095.29 km2 (1,581.20 sq mi), it had a population density of .97/km2 (1.1/sq mi) in 2016.
The M.D. of Wainwright will be streaming our Council meetings on both Facebook and Youtube and Zoom. Council meetings are held every third Tuesday (unless otherwise stated by council as per the MGA) starting at 9:00 AM. Click on either link below to listen in.
I was honoured to be part of Canada Day celebration with Garrison Wainwright and the Town of Wainwright. The MD, the Town and the Base partner each year to bring Canada Day celebration to our communities. The MD and Town are fortunate to have such a great partner in our community. Thank you Garrison Wainwright.
The 2022 application term is now open and closes August 31, 2022 In recognition of the importance of an educated population to the future well-being of rural communities, the RMA established the RMA Post-Secondary Scholarship Program in 1995. The program is designed to encourage rural Albertans to pursue further education, and thereby enhance the ability of these rural residents 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 RMA’s five districts annually.
So, you’ve heard about the wild boar bounty program. Here’s what you need to know:
First and foremost, the M.D. of Wainwright is not participating in this initiative at this time. There are currently only three Municipalities signed up in Alberta to partake in this one-year pilot running from April 1st, 2022 until March 31st, 2023.
Why? There are several factors at play, including:
– There are active “whole sounder” trapping programs being run by both the Alberta Government and Alberta Pork. Any Municipality with active sounder trapping is not eligible to participate in the bounty program, and vise versa if you are participating in the bounty program you are not eligible to partake in these trapping programs. In the M.D. of Wainwright, we are not currently aware of any resident wild boar populations. Should we become aware of boar within our borders the plan of action is to engage professional trappers to remove the population in its entirety.
– Hunting efficacy. It has been proven that the recreational hunting of wild boar is not an effective control option, let alone a viable way to eradicate them. Boar are highly intelligent and adaptable and will become increasingly elusive when exposed to hunting pressures.
If you spot wild boar or signs of their presence you are encouraged to ‘Squeal on Pigs’ by emailing AF.email@example.com, calling 310-FARM, or by contacting the M.D. Agricultural Services Department.
A friendly reminder that the M.D. of Wainwright does not have any Strychnine available, and cannot procure more.
Under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act, Health Canada has cancelled the registration of strychnine, and all associated end-use products, used to control Richardson’s ground squirrels for sale and use in Canada.
March 4th, 2022 marked the final day strychnine was able to be sold by retailers.
March 4th, 2023 will be the final day of permitted use of strychnine for the control Richardson’s ground squirrels.
Contact your local retailer to learn what products they are currently carrying.
This notice is to inform M.D. of Wainwright ratepayers in the Wainwright area, ranges 3 and 4, that a Re-Inspection of properties for assessment purposes in these areas will commence the week of April 11th, 2022.
In addition, any other properties requiring review throughout the M.D. of Wainwright will also be Re-Inspected during this time period.
This process is being done by the Wainwright Assessment Group and will be completed by the end of December 2022.
A property tax assessor may be on site to review your property assessment. In order to achieve uniform and equitable assessment, additional information about your property may be requested.