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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. 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.
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.email@example.com, calling 310-FARM, or by contacting the M.D. Agricultural Services Department.
Wild boar, when at large, are a declared pest in Alberta. This means landowners have the right to hunt them at any time on their own property.