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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.

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.

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.

Garbage

Grass clippings and garden waste are not permitted in black garbage bins and should be taken to the compost pile at the dump.

Green compost bins are available through the town at a one-time fee of $95 and will be owned by the purchaser. The Town will empty the bins weekly between May and October at no charge.

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Development Permits

There continues to be citizens who have begun construction of a property improvement without obtaining the necessary development and/or safety codes permits for your project.  Prior to any construction, including renovations, additions, sheds/accessory buildings and pools, application must be made to the Town for the improvement.

The Development Permit Application Process:

1. Determine the Land Use District and if the site is appropriate for your proposal.

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Cemetery Notice

In an effort to bring all cemetery plots into compliance with the Town of Magrath Cemetery Bylaw, we request that all objects, other than the headstone marker and vases that are permanently attached to them, be removed from all grave plots as soon as possible. Any objects that are left on a grave plot will be removed by the Town and disposed of.

Also be advised that any trees, shrubs or bushes may be pruned or removed from any cemetery plot that is deemed to be interfering with adjacent plots, roadways or the maintenance of the cemetery.

If you wish to review the Cemetery Bylaw, please visit the Town Website at www.magrath.ca or can be viewed at the Town Hall upon request. Thank you for your cooperation.