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Chautauqua Snippets

This year Chautauqua will be hosting a short film contest to be known as Chautauqua Snippets. The idea behind this contest is to develop, feature, and promote talented artists, filmmakers, and social media gurus in a contest that has cash prizes. The scope of the desired snippets is left fairly broad with the theme: Southern Alberta Living. Please utilize this opportunity to let your creative juices flow. Grab a couple of friends and make a music video. Create a slideshow highlighting some of your photography. You are only limited by your own imagination. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2018 prize money is as follows:

1st place winner will receive $500.00

2nd place winner will receive $250.00

3rd place winner will receive $100.00

2018 Summer Employment Opportunities

The Town of Magrath is accepting applications for the following positions:


The Town is accepting applications for Senior and Junior Lifeguard positions.  Proof of all current qualifications and age must accompany all applications to be considered.  

Please forward applications to the attention of Wayne Quinton (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



Recruiting for summer positions within the Public Works Department is underway.  

Please forward applications with driver’s abstract to the attention of Trevor Millward (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Future of the Golf Course Open House


The Magrath Town Council will be hosting an Open House regarding the future of the Magrath Golf Course at the Magrath Museum at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, February 7th. Club members and everyone in the community and surrounding area are welcome to attend.” 

Update to Sash Recycling Trailers & Centre.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 7 am - 5 pm

Wednesday - 7 am - 6 pm.

Saturday - 9 am - 6 pm.

Closed all holidays & Sundays. Trailers (only) are accessible on Mondays from 7 am - 3:30 pm.

Water Rates 2018

As many local citizens are aware, the Town of Magrath receives its water from the inter-municipal Magrath and District Regional Water Services Commission which was established in 2012. Each year the Commission charges the Town a fixed amount based on the annually-adjusted cost of producing this high quality water from our recently upgraded treatment facilities. The Commission’s price also includes the projected replacement and upgrade costs of our inter-municipal water treatment facilities in 15 to 20 years. In 2017 the Town charged $1.20 per cubic meter (the equivalent of 220 imperial gallons) to its residential customers for this water. In 2018 Council approved a new rate of $1.30 to cover a 9 cent per cubic meter adjusted increase from the Commission. This additional cost helps cover the maintenance cost of the Town’s potable water distribution system. This includes losses from line breakage and leaks which are frequently being repaired as part of our regular monitoring and maintenance activities. If you have questions about any aspect of this they can be addressed at the Town office.

2018 Business License and Animal License Reminders

Just a reminder to all business owners that your 2017 business license will expire December 31st. 2018 Business Licenses will be available in January from the Town Office at a cost of $60.00 each.

All dogs in the Town of Magrath must be licensed and licences must be renewed annually. 2017 tags will expire December 31st. 2018 tags can be purchased at the Town Office in January. Altered (spayed or neutered) dogs are $20.00 per year and unaltered dogs are $40.00 per year.

Outstanding Taxes - 2017/2018

The Town recommends to all citizens that utilize the monthly tax payment plan by post-dated cheques to contact the Town Office to ensure that there are no outstanding balances remaining on your account and for a calculation for 2018 post-dated cheque amounts.

If you wish to utilize our pre-authorized monthly debit payment plan for 2018 please contact the office for details. Please note that in order to qualify for monthly payment plans your taxes must be current.