Current News

Fire Information

The County of Cardston has a fire advisory.  In the Town of Magrath fires are permitted provided they are in a contained fire pit.  Make sure your fires are not large, all burnable debris is removed from surrounding areas and that you have water on hand.  

Items you should not burn:

- Treated or painted lumber. 

- Lumber products containing glue or resin.

- Wet or unseasoned wood.

- Leaves, brush or yard waste.

- Garbage.

- Rubber, tires and plastic.

- Furniture.

- Any animal carcass or part thereof.

Please take these items to our landfill and place in appropriate location.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Remembrance Day Committee

The Town is seeking volunteers to form a Remembrance Day Committee.  If you are interested in joining the committee please contact the Town at 403-758-3212 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Feeding of Wildlife

The Town and Fish and Wildlife strongly discourage the feeding of wildlife for the following reasons listed on the Fish and Wildlife website:

Never feed wildlife. Wildlife feeding on food from people and human-use areas not only prevents wildlife from getting nutrition from natural food sources, it teaches wildlife to associate people with food. This can lead to problematic, even dangerous, situations that may result in human injury and/or wildlife being destroyed.

Never approach wildlife. It may be stressful for wildlife when someone enters their territory. Over time, wildlife can become accustomed to people, increasing the risk of negative human-wildlife encounters. Always respect the "personal space" of wildlife to help them stay wild. Also keep in mind that bats, skunks and foxes are carriers of rabies and, if seen acting oddly, must be avoided, even if your intention is to help.

Also watch out for the occasional cougar which passes through our community.

Chautauqua 2018

Magrath is looking forward to hosting the Chautauqua in 2018 and is looking for volunteers!

Kudos to Raymond and Stirling who did a great job hosting this year’s Chautauqua. The “Diggers” play was a big hit and many of the actors were from Magrath.

Town Meetings

Council meetings will be held at the Town Hall on July 11 and August 8 starting at 6 PM.

MPC (Municipal Planning Committee) meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at the Town Hall starting at 6 PM. All relevant documentation must be submitted two weeks prior.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - Public Works

The Town of Magrath is seeking applications for one full time labourer position to work in a team environment and will be responsible for duties as directed by the Operations Manager.  Duties would include assisting with maintenance and operation of all Town-owned facilities, including waste transfer station, water and sewer lines, roads and parks.  There is some crossover work with the associated Parks and Recreation Department as needed.

Preferred Qualifications include:

1. An understanding of the mechanical function of machinery and equipment associated with municipal operations;

2. Construction and maintenance knowledge of roads, sidewalks and other related municipal infrastructure;

3. Class 3 driver’s license;

4. Willingness to work in a team environment and perform other duties as required;

5. The applicant must be willing to participate in on-call rotations as required.

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Proposed No Animal Zone

Here is a map below.  Red is our current and yellow is proposed expansion.

Council is considering change to the No Animal  Zone and are requesting feedback on the proposed no animal zone expansion. 

Comments can be made on Facebook, emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or presented at the Public Forum to be held on September 12 @ 6 pm in the Council Chambers.

 

Magrath Vehicle Thefts

Over the past two weeks, there have been a few vehicle thefts and theft from vehicles in the town of Magrath.  Raymond RCMP would like to remind residents of Magrath to remove all items of value from your vehicles, lock your vehicles and remove the keys from your vehicle.  This will help to remove the easy opportunity to steal or remove items from your vehicle.   If you have any information about a criminal offence, you can call the Raymond RCMP at 403-752-4747 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.