Current News

It’s coming along.  

Our north entrance pond is looking great!  We would like to ask the public to stay off the sprayed areas.  Our contractors have currently sprayed a grass and soil stabilization mix along the trail and around the pond.  Thank you for your cooperation.


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.

Please submit your resume, including references, to the undersigned.  We would like to thank all applicants who express interest in this position.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Closing Date is November 3 @ 5:00 p.m.

Send resumes via mail or email to:

Trevor Millward

Operations Manager

Box 520

Magrath, Alberta

T0K 1J0

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As part of the flood mitigation and drainage project that is currently underway on our community’s northern boundary, our north entrance on Highway 62 will be temporarily closed for several days for related construction purposes. This major road will be closed on Wednesday, October 18th and is currently expected to reopen the morning of Tuesday, October 24th. We apologize for any inconvenience caused, and will keep you posted on any changes to this schedule. Please use alternative entrances/exits.

These are the unofficial results from the voting

Elected Mayor

Russ Barnett – 585

Elected Councillors

Brian Oliver - 517

Brenda Beck - 513

DeVar Dahl - 496

Craig Godlonton - 491

Fernando Morales - 459

Richard Van Ee – 447


Not Elected -

Brett Nish – 318

Gerry Baril - 441

Roch DeMeare - 348

We would like to thank all candidates for running! Also thank you to the 917 voters that came out to vote!  Which was a great turn out at 56% of eligible voters which is slightly up from 2013 which had 54%.

Official results will not be posted until Friday, October 20, 2017 at noon pending candidates option for recount.


The Town of Magrath and its “Magrath Days” celebration were recently honoured as “Event of the Year” by Chinook Country Tourism. The award was received on behalf of the Town by Councillor Gerry Baril at Chinook Country’s Southwest Service and Tourism Awards event on October 4th. We would like to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors, Town Staff & Crew and Magrath and area community members that helped make this Canada 150 celebration and annual event such a success. Tourism is playing an increasing role in our community and wider region as we work to diversify our local economy. Thanks again to everyone that was involved.

In addition, a special thank you to the Town Celebration Committee.

Ryan O’Neill, Trevor Millward, Wayne Quinton, Jessica Hehr, Kerry Hale, Jen Sabey & Shannon Sabey.

Thank you.

Brian Oliver, Chairman of the Town Celebration

Advanced Poll Reminder

Tomorrow October 11th from 10 am - 8 pm in the Council Chambers. Please remember to bring your ID.

Notice of Election, Advance Vote and Institutional Vote

Voting will take place on the 16th day of October 2017, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  The voting station will be located at:

Garden City Seniors Centre - 32 North 1 Street West, Magrath, Alberta

For those unable to vote on Election Day, an Advance Vote will be held on the 11th day of October 2017, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   This will take place at:

Town of Magrath Council Chamber - 55 South 1 Street West, Magrath, Alberta

For the Residents only of the Diamond Willow Lodge and the Good Samaritans Lodge an Institutional Vote will be conducted on 16th day of October as follows:

Diamond Willow Lodge                Good Samaritans Lodge

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.                    2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

October Library News

The library will be closed on Saturday, October 7th and Monday, October 9th for Thanksgiving.  Magrath Library will reopen Tuesday October 10th at 1:30 pm.  On Wednesday, October 4th story time starts up again from 10 to 11 AM every Wednesday.  Kids five and under are welcome to join us for lots of stories, crafts, singing and fun activities.  Children must have a parent or a guardian with them. You do not need a membership to attend but if you want to take out library materials you will need one.   We would like to thank all the volunteers that came forward to do Story hour, without your help it would not be possible.