Current News

Compost Bins

The Town has green compost bins still available. The bin cost is $95 each and will be owned by the purchaser. The Town will empty the bins weekly at no charge between May and October. If you have ordered one but still have not received it please contact the Town Hall.

The compost bins are for yard waste (grass clippings and leaves) and compostable household waste. Meat, bones, branches, plastic bags and any other non-compostable materials are not permitted in the bins.

Fibreoptic Service

The Town of Magrath is still encouraging people to express their interest in the proposed Axia fibreoptic servicing to each of our residences and businesses. If you are anxious to potentially receive this service please contact your friends and family to get signed up. Your action now will make a difference and will help take us over the top. Please go to

Flood Irrigation

In an effort to maintain consistent water pressure throughout the irrigation system, Council passed a motion to enforce current Bylaws prohibiting flood irrigation and set out new penalties for non-compliance:

a. First offence warrants a warning letter.

b. Second offence; a $500.00 fine will be issued.

c. Third offence will result in a one year suspension of the irrigation rights plus continuance of payment for the normal annual irrigation fees as set from time to time. Non-payment of the fees will result in the fees being transferred to the tax roll of the property.

Peace officers will be monitoring and enforcing this situation.

Jubilee Park (Fish Pond) Camping

Due to construction activities that are occurring at this park over the next two weeks, these camping facilities will be closed until June 20th. If you have any questions about this, you can contact the Town office at 403-758-3212.


The following PowerPoint materials and narrative entitled “The Model Community” were presented at the Economic Developers of Alberta Annual Conference on April 6th, 2016. They provide an overview on the unique historical and community-building characteristics of Magrath and how they are being represented in economic and broader terms today. If you have questions or would like to know more, please feel free to contact the Town office.

Grasslands Project

From May 6 to 14, the National Film Board of Canada’s The Grasslands Project will have its world premiere in a series of local screenings in villages and towns across the southern Prairies. 

Created by filmmaker Scott Parker, along with NFB executive producer David Christensen, The Grasslands Project is a collection of 10 short films exploring one of the most accessible, but least known, of all the regions in Canada. Nine small communities across southern Alberta and Saskatchewan are featured in the project―each getting their own local premiere, with a selection of films specially tailored for their area.

Community screenings kick off in southern Alberta, in Magrath (May 6), Coutts (May 7) and Foremost (May 8), then travel to Saskatchewan, in Val Marie (May 9), Rockglen (May 10), Radville (May 11), Gravelbourg (May 12), Wood Mountain (May 13) and Eastend (May 14).

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There is an outbreak of ‘Black Knot’ in our community which is affecting a number of residential as well as wild plants and trees. This picture explains what it looks like, and the following link describes how you need to sterilize your tools and treat it in order to limit its spread and damage. If you have further questions, please contact the Town office.

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