This is the soil capability for the M.D. of Wainwright. If you would like a a 30″x42″ printed version please contact the Administration office at 780-842-4454 and arrange for pickup. Printed maps will cost $20.00 per map.
On September 16th, 2022 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) confirmed the presence of Avian Influenza in a commercial poultry flock in the M.D. of Wainwright.
The M.D. of Wainwright will continue providing updates for informational purposes for residents and producers as they become available. The M.D. of Wainwright is not otherwise directly involved in the process and any questions should be directed to the CFIA and their appointed spokespeople as the situation evolves.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.