Current News

TRAFFIC VIOLATION ENFORCEMENT

To insure public safety in our downtown core and on streets in the Town of Magrath, the Regional Detachment of the RCMP recently provided the following information on fines involving U-turns and Centre of Road Solid Lines in particular. Magrath and area residents should be aware that area Peace Officers and the RCMP will be enforcing these matters more strictly in future in order to avoid pedestrian as well as vehicle related incidents in our community.

Centre of Road Solid Lines:

Sec. 12(1) UHRRR - Drive left of centre line - fine $233

Sec. 15(1)(b) UHRRR - Improperly cross single solid line - fine $233

Sec. 15(1)(b) UHRRR - Improperly cross single solid line (outside urban area)- fine $233

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Deer Survey

The Town of Magrath Council would like your input regarding the deer population in our community. Please follow the link below to complete the survey questions online. If you prefer a paper copy you can pick one up at the Town Office or when the census takers come to your door they will have paper copies of the survey available as well.

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office (403) 758-3212.

https://goo.gl/forms/WqMNCoJvp9NcfKjA3

The New Magrath Entrance Park and Storm Water Project

Several years ago the Harold Tanner and L.B. Tanner families generously donated the land that is referenced in this photograph to the Town of Magrath toward the development of parkland near our main north entrance. The parcel to the south of Highway 62 was to be dedicated for a park recognizing the contributions of the Mayors of Magrath in collaboration with our Magrath Museum and History Association; and the portion north of Highway 62 was to be turned into an attractive park area with a potential water feature. Since that time, the Town applied for and received a grant under our Province’s Community Resilience Program to create a storm water drainage corridor to address a number of serious historic flooding and standing water issues along the northern edge of our community south of Highway 5. This project is 90% government funded under this program. It is also to include a storm water retention pond which will be incorporated into this park this year.  This storm water mitigation project has been needed in our community for many years, and this generous contribution of land and government funding will enable us to achieve these goals and further enhance our community at minimal cost to local taxpayers. 

If you have questions about any aspect of this project as it evolves over the coming year, please contact the Town office.

MAGRATH MODERNIZATION UPDATE

Work continues to progress on Magrath School Modernization Project. 

This week Westwind School's Administration team toured the school with the contractor to see how to project is coming along. The Elementary School renovation has been moving at a great pace! Nearly all students will be moved back into the classrooms in the elementary school area so that work can begin on other areas of the school. The move of the students will happen on April 27-28, and there will be no school in the elementary school for those two days to accommodate the move. Mr. Sabey is inviting parents to come for a tour of the finished portions of the building on May 1 at 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM.

For now the High School students will be staying where they are, except for the band classroom, which will move into the ice arena so work can start in their room, and other classes will move as work progresses in the coming weeks and months. 

For more information please check out the Westwind's Facebook page or their website.  Links below.

Website

Facebook Page

RICHARDS TRAIL SEGMENT

The Town of Magrath would like to officially acknowledge the great contribution of County residents Bob and Vivian Richards to the most southerly portion of the Magrath Trail. The right-of-way that they granted to the Town made this scenic section of the trail possible and on behalf of the Town and its residents I would like to express this publicly. Signage will added to this section of the Trail this year to permanently recognize their participation in this important inter-municipal project.

MAGRATH SCHOOL MODERNIZATION PROJECT HISTORY

In 2014 the Town of Magrath was approached by Alberta Education as part of a project introduction and broadly-based fact-finding activity. This was centred around the proposed modernization of the Magrath school complex and was held at the Magrath Seniors Centre. There were concerns expressed about the need to accommodate students in off-site facilities during the modernization process. This included the opportunity for the Town of Magrath to collaborate with Westwind School Division to leverage this major project in the best interests of the community. Many possibilities were discussed, including the opportunity to accommodate dual credit and post-secondary activities through a Career and Technology Studies (CTS) program. In order to  gauge public opinion in this area, our Mayor and Council and interested community residents organized a series of visioning sessions in the spring and summer of 2015 to look at alternative recreational, cultural arts, and shared service and program opportunities for the Town. This included a public meeting involving the entire community held at the Tom Karren gymnasium. After intensive study, these visioning session participants concluded that the following initiatives should be undertaken in the best interests of the Town: 

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The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership (SAEP)

The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership (SAEP) presents a great opportunity for our community together with Westwind School Division to play a leadership role in agriculture and economic diversification-oriented education and programming in our province. Curricula initiatives are underway and the SAEP board is collaborating closely with post-secondary institutions as well as leading corporations to achieve its goals. For more information, please contact the Town office or follow the links below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/otnc2ztdch3y4dy/REVISED%20EXEC%20SUMMARY%2016.pdf?dl=0

 

Telmatik Emergency Notification System - test call out

Telmatik Emergency Notification System

Test Call Out Scheduled

We have set March 15, 2017 @ 4 pm to perform a system test call.

If you do not receive this call please contact the office to have your number added to our system.

This system will be used for minor emergencies, emergencies and important notices such as irrigation issues, boil water advisories, water line breaks etc.