Welcome to the RM of Wallace
Situated along the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border approximately 75 km north of the Canada/United States border, the R.M. of Wallace has a distinct advantage when it comes to any kind of industry or trade. Placed roughly halfway between Winnipeg and Regina, two of North America's longest highways intersect here to create large opportunities with a small population of 1547. Wallace was established out of Dennis County in 1886, and early Councils were instrumental in initiating such programs as the Manitoba Good Roads Program. Wallace was also one of the first rural areas in Manitoba to receive telephone service. Read more...
The Mission of the Council of the RM. of Wallace is to provide leadership and promote the municipality's commitment to planning , services, and fiscal responsibility to show this Municipality, within the community, as an excellent place to live, work and carry our business now and in the future.
July 15, 2014
There have been several reports of “Road Closed Signs” and snowfences closing roads being removed and/or relocated. It is important to remember that roads are closed due to hazardous driving conditions. Opening a closed road may result in an accident causing serious injury or worse. Anyone caught opening closed roads will be turned into the RCMP for prosecution. We are aware that several roads that do not normally see heavy traffic are open and being utilized. We ask for the patience of the residents on these roads. We are working diligently to open the normal routes these trucks use as fast as possible. However, this process will take several weeks. As normal routes are being opened, we are re-routing the heavy traffic to these routes and closing the other routes. Patience and tolerance are needed during these times to ensure that we are able to carry on normal business in the municipality.
July 10, 2014
As part of our Emergency Measures Organization Community Impact Assessment we require information regarding private property damage. If your home, farm, or business suffered damages we ask that you provide our office with information as to whether your property had major damage, minor damage or was destroyed. Please provide this information via email to Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (204) 748-1239. Please pass this request on so that our information is as accurate as possible.
July 8, 2014
A Public Information Meeting for the Lagoon Construction for the R.M. of Wallace and the option of exploring a Low-Pressure Sewer System for Kola will be held tonight, Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Kola School Gymnasium. The current plans, specifications and various options to be considered will be discussed. Representatives from the Manitoba Water Services Board will be in attendance to answer questions from the public. Open to all residents of the R.M. of Wallace. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Coffee and Refreshments will be available.
July 2, 2014
The recent rainfall and overland flooding has not adversely affected the normal output or quality of the R.M. of Wallace water system. In the event that any problems are noticed, please report them immediately to the municipal office at
July 1, 2014
If you have a private water supply there is the risk of contamination from surface water entering your well due to the high water levels. When a water supply well has been affected by flood waters, the water within the well may be contaminated with bacteria or other microorganisms that can cause serious illness in humans and pets. If you believe that your well has been contaminated, discontinue using your well water for drinking and cooking purposes. Water testing kits can be obtained at our office. Do not continue regular use of water until the water test has come back negative.
To those residents who are on the R.M. of Wallace municipal water system, there are no issues with our water quality. If this situation changes we will notify all residents immediately.
April 08, 2014
2013 RM OF WALLACE UTILITY ANNUAL REPORT
Jan 30, 2014
Open Letter to the R.M. of Wallace Ratepayers
Jan 23, 2014
Public Notice - Road Closing By Law
July 25, 2014
The new cardlock for Elkhorn water fill station has yet to arrive. A key to the well is now available at the Esso in Elkhorn. It can be obtained Monday to Saturday, between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.
July 24, 2014
Well Shock Chlorination Program - VIEW HERE
July 23, 2014
Updated Heavy Haul Map - VIEW HERE
In an effort to reduce the strain on Road 60N and Road 162W we are now closing those roads to through traffic for vehicles over one ton. We are asking those vehicles instead take the #1 Highway and PR 256 and take the shortest route possible on municipal roads to their destination.
July 18, 2014
PHOTO - Road 63 West - VIEW HERE
July 17, 2014
The Canadian Red Cross will be at the Town of Virden office in the Council Chambers to assist any flood victims who are in a financial strain. There is the possibility of assistance from them (the Red Cross). The Red Cross will be in the Council Chambers to possibly assist you and your family from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m on Monday, July 21.
July 14, 2014
R.M. of Wallace has suffered extensive infrastructure damage as a result of the heavy rains and the subsequent flooding. In total there were 211 sites where there was damage on our roads, 50 of which require major repairs. Compare this to the flood of 2011 where we had 150 sites which required repairs. What a difference one week makes, crews have repaired 102 sites to date. Three major repair sites are near conclusion, one of which being Hazco Road. Crews continue to work diligently in all areas of the municipality to open up as many roads to our residents as quickly as possible. Please use caution when traveling on all municipal roads and refrain from going down roads that have been marked closed. We would like to take this moment to thank our transportation department for their continued dedication, and to the residents of the R.M. for their patience and understanding during this time.
July 11, 2014
Wallace & Elkhorn Nuisance Ground (Hargrave) will be open extended hours on Saturday, July 12, 2014. Staff will be present from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. WENG will return to it's regular hours next week.
Updated July 10, 2014
Crews are out working diligently on three of the major washouts, we are hoping to be able to open two of those roads this evening.
Heavy Trucks Road Map - VIEW HERE
July 10, 2014
July 9, 2014
The R.M. of Wallace is in urgent need of large rocks to use as fill. Wallace crews may be able to pick up the rocks if need be. Please contact the R.M. office at 204-748-1239 to make arrangements.
July 8, 2014
Wallace & Elkhorn Nuisance Ground (Hargrave) hours have been extended this week (July 7 - July 11, 2014).
Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
July 4, 2014
Light Vehicles Road Map - VIEW HERE
July 4, 2014
Road crews are currently working on repairing the roads impacted by the recent flooding. We are asking motorists to stay clear of road construction vehicles and areas. We cannot emphasize this enough, this is for your own safety and the safety of our workers.
June 26, 2014
Elkhorn water fill station is closed until further notice.
June 24, 2014
A Water Main Flushout Program is scheduled to be completed Monday to Friday by the water utility staff between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from June until September, on the R.M. of Wallace potable water system. READ MORE
June 19, 2014
June 16, 2014
May 06, 2014
The bridge located along Rd. 154W, between Rd. 64N and Rd. 65N has now been closed until further notice.
May 05, 2014
Road 163 between R63 and R64 is now closed to all heavy truck traffic and will remain closed until further notice.This road closure is due to a culvert that is at risk of washing out.
April 10, 2014
Road Closure: Road 155 (between R58 and R59) will be closed until further notice due to water over the road.