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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.


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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2017 Census

The Importance of a Census

The purpose of conducting a municipal census is to help plan for improvements to our community such as transportation needs, recreation facilities and parks

The Town receives Government funding on a per capita basis as identified in the Census.  Ensuring you are counted is an important step in helping civic services get to you and your family.

The Town of Magrath will be conducting the 2017 Census beginning April 10th to May 26th.

As a resident of Magrath you are requested to provide the required information when the Census Taker comes to your door.

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Youth, Citizen and Business of the Year Nominations

Nominations are being accepted for Youth, Citizen and Business of the year.  If you know someone who you would like to recognize please come into the following places to fill out a nomination ballot, Town Office, 1St Choice Savings and Credit Union, Roosters Country Marketplace, ATB Financial, Magrath Home Hardware and Magrath Pharmacy. Awards sponsored by the Magrath Chamber of Commerce. Deadline is May 31, 2017.

Magrath and District Citizen of the Year Award to be presented to the individual age 18 years or older recognized as giving unselfishly to our vibrant community.

Magrath and District Youth of the Year Award to be presented to an individual under age 18 demonstrating outstanding leadership and volunteer spirit.

Magrath and District Business of the Year Award to be presented to the business or organization within our community deemed exceptional.

Power Poles

To the residents of Magrath,

Concerning the power pole replacement and new installation of poles, Axia has a contract with Fortis to upgrade the poles to accommodate Axia’s Fibre Optic Lines. There is NO cost to residents of Magrath.

If you have any concerns about Pole Placement please contact the Town and we will forward your concerns to our contacts at Fortis.

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.


Saturday March 4th is our last public skate!

Come skate from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. A special thank you to our Sponsors: Edwards & Edwards, Leisel's Buns and More, Schneyder Harvesting and Summit Electrical! Also we would like to thank Ririe Pit Run and Gravel, Schneyder Farms, Jenex Contracting, Huckvale LLP, Sunshine Seeds, Home Hardware and the Blue Goose for sponsoring a dressing room and decking them out.

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.