Current News

Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

In 2013 a United Nation’s Global Initiative called “The Sustainable Development Solutions Network” produced a report entitled: Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Technical Report for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This report speaks about the growing importance of global agriculture and helped the inspire the formation “The Sustainable Agriculture Education Partnership” between the Town of Magrath, Westwind School Division and other corporate and institutional partners. It is also consistent with the Starfield Centre greenhousing initiative that is being established here in our community. This article can be accessed through the following link:

http://unsdsn.org/…/…/130919-TG07-Agriculture-Report-WEB.pdf

If you have questions about Magrath’s economic development model or about any other aspect of this, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or reach out to us on Facebook or at the Town office.

EMERGENCY ALERTS AND NOTICES TO CITIZENS

The municipality has currently changed emergency automated messaging service to new company. We have transferred all our contacts over from the old system.

We hope to notify all citizens quickly and efficiently in case of emergency and/or public alerts (ex: boil water notice, smoke detector battery change, temporary interruption of the water supply, etc.).

This system will allow us to notify you as much by landline, cellular, text and/or email. You can update your preferences by following the link below and filling your information on how you would like us to send you information.

http://bit.ly/2h3rk1q

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.