Current News

The Mormon Trail Committee and the 2017 Chautauqua

The Town of Magrath is looking for individuals from our urban or rural area that would be interested in the following volunteer positions. First, we are seeking an individual that would be willing to represent our area on the Mormon Trail Committee which includes community as well as Council representatives from the communities of Stirling, Raymond, Cardston and Magrath; and second, we are seeking one or more volunteers to help support next year’s Chautauqua event which will be held in the communities of Stirling and Raymond in 2017, then in Cardston and Magrath in 2018. The goal of the Mormon Trail’s Chautauqua Sub-Committee is to create an annual historical, educational and tourism-oriented event that will draw a wide range of visitors to experience the unique cultures and history of our region. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the Magrath Town Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or contact Wade Alston directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Business License and Animal License Reminders

Just a reminder to all business owners, your 2016 business licenses will expire December 31st. You can get your 2017 Business License at the Town Office at a cost of $60.00 each. (Licenses will be available in January)

All dogs in the Town of Magrath must be licensed and renewed on an annual basis. 2016 tags will expire December 31st and 2017 tags may be purchased at the Town Office. Altered (spayed or neutered) dogs are $20.00/year and unaltered dogs are $40.00/year. (Licenses will be available in January)

Bylaw Enforcement Update

As the new school year has begun, this is a good time to talk about traffic, seatbelt, and other bylaw enforcement in our community. Everyone should be aware that our Peace Officers as well as our RCMP and regional Sheriffs are there to ensure the safety of our citizens of all ages, and we encourage all community residents to wear their seatbelts and to obey all posted signage throughout our community and in our school and playground zones particularly. Our Peace Officers have also been working to control heavy truck parking and traffic to preserve the integrity of our local roads, and this work will be continuing. We would also like to thank community residents who have been working with our officers to address a number of unsightly premises issues. Our community is looking better, and although there is much we can do to further beautify our properties and community generally, we appreciate what each of you and our staff have been doing to spruce up our community over the summer.

If you have questions about any aspect of this, please do not hesitate to contact our Peace Officers directly at: 403-715-8513, or any of us here at the Town office 403-758-3212.

Vandalism

We have noticed an increase of vandalism in and around town. Parents are encouraged to be aware of their children’s whereabouts and activities.

If you have any information relating to any vandalism please contact the RCMP at: 403-752-4747. 

Compost and Garbage Bin Collection

The last pick-up of the season for compost bins will be Friday October 28 and will resume on the first Friday of May 2017. 

Please remember that garbage and compost bins must be put out before 8 AM.

Magrath Head-Gates Restoration and Upgrade

The Town of Magrath received two recent grants that will enable us to stabilize the historic head-gates structure along the trail and provide a number of upgrades. This work will commence the week of October 3rd. As a result, a portion of the trail that leads to the Covered Wagon RV Park area will be under construction and impassable for at least the next two weeks. Providing access to the head-gates to conduct this work is challenging given the number of trees and the wetness of this area. The public’s patience is requested as the contractor will be doing everything they can to minimize the impacts associated with this important work. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Town office.  Please use grassy bypass trail seen in the picture below.

Canoe Dock

The Town of Magrath would like to thank Spencer Heninger and his scouting leaders for the canoe dock project that he just completed along the Galt Canal, which is already being used by local residents. It has provided a nice amenity during those periods when the canal is full. We would also like to thank the Magrath Irrigation District for coordinating the diversion of water into this last operating segment of the Historic Galt Canal during our peak summer celebration and events season.  Thanks again to all concerned.