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...

Our Mission

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 assistant@rmofwallace.com 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 204-748-1239
or 204-851-7202.

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

Jan 30, 2014
Open Letter to the R.M. of Wallace Ratepayers

Jan 29, 2014
2014 Pasture Rates
2014 Pasture Patron Form

Jan 23, 2014
Public Notice - Road Closing By Law

Jan 21, 2014
DEVELOPMENT PLAN - Trans Canada West Planning District

Latest News

Sept 06, 2014

RM Roads are now opened for rig moves.

Please keep in mind that these roads remain closed to all traffic:

  • Rd. 62N - 3 miles between Rd. 161W and Rd. 164W
  • Rd. 154W – 1 mile between Rd. 64N and Rd. 65N
  • Rd. 159W – 1 mile north of PR 257
  • Rd. 161W – 2 miles south of PR 257
  • Rd. 163W – 2.5 miles south of #1 Hwy
  • Rd. 166W – two miles between 70N and 72N
  • Rd. 171W – 1 miles between Rd. 54N and Rd. 55N

Sept 05, 2014

The roads are now open to heavy haul truck traffic. Rig moves will not be permitted on municipal roads at this time, we will advise as soon as rig moves are possible again.

Sept 04, 2014

The Council of the Rural Municipality of Wallace would like to notify our residents and ratepayers of an emergency borrowing. Due to the 2014 flood damages and the requirement to repair the roads within the R.M. of Wallace, Council felt it necessary to arrange a $5 million line of credit with the Sunrise Credit Union. As this was done during an emergency and is solely for the repairs of flood damages and will be repaid upon receipt of funds from Disaster Financial Assistance we were not required to hold a public hearing and go through a normal borrowing process. Council did however, feel an obligation to provide this information to you, the ratepayers. It is also important to note that this line of credit expires at December 31, 2014 or when claims from Disaster Financial Assistance have been finalized, whichever is soonest.

Sept 04, 2014

The rain continues and unfortunately the road conditions are deteriorating. All R.M. roads are now closed to vehicles over one ton. We will advise as soon as conditions change.

Sept 03, 2014

The key to the Elkhorn truck fill is no longer at the Esso station, and is now available at the truck fill site, inside the control panel where the card reader is. Please be sure to close the door to the control panel when finished and to return the key.

Aug 25, 2014

Roads are scheduled to reopen to heavy haulers tomorrow morning, August 26th, at 6:00 a.m. Rig moves will not be permitted on municipal roads at this time, we will advise as soon as rig moves are possible again.

Aug 25, 2014

Reports are coming in that the roads are still extremely soft. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reopen the roads to vehicles over 1 ton at this time. Thank you all for your cooperation, your calls and emails were very appreciated. We will continue to update you as the situation changes.

Aug 25, 2014

Residents have been contacting us with concerns about the current road conditions. As as result we have now closed ALL roads in the R.M. to vehicles over 1 ton. Road crews are currently assessing the situation and we will advise of openings as they happen.

Aug 25, 2014

We are suspending all rig moves on R.M. roads at this time due to soft road conditions.

Aug 25, 2014

The R.M. of Wallace has six gas powered pumps, these are available for free for residents to use. If you have a need please contact the R.M. office at 204-748-1239.

Aug 25, 2014

Public Notice: Board of Revision - View Here

Aug 14, 2014

Current Road Closures- View Here

Aug 14, 2014

Volunteer Appreciation Evening - More Info

Aug 13, 2014

We have been receiving many calls from concerned residents about the speed of the vehicles that have been detoured off of PR 257, as well as the amount of dust raised. This is causing a serious safety concern. Please, slow down and be careful and aware of the other vehicles sharing the road. We don't want to be forced to close the roads to all but local traffic.

If that were the case, and heavy haul traffic was found on closed roads, they would be fined. If we all just reduce our speeds and remember other people share our roads, this will all be over soon.

Aug 06, 2014

The RM of Wallace invites lease offers for the mines and minerals of the following:. - MORE INFO

Aug 06, 2014

Weight restrictions have now been lifted on bridges south on 83 Hwy. - MORE INFO

Aug 01, 2014

Updated Heavy Haul Map - VIEW HERE

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

Private Water Systems

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

By-Law - Aggragate Mining and Transportation...

June 16, 2014

Notice of Tender for 173W: Regarding road construction for Road 173W, for 1.6 kms starting at the TransCanada Highway and heading north.

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.


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