Welcome to the Township of Chapple

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Next Council Meeting is

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Starting at 9:00 a.m.

at the Municipal Office

Fire Permits

Annual Requirement
January 1-December 31


Click here to buy Township of Chapple Fire Permit using BurnPermits.com


Hazard Ratings - Check Before Burning

Low: Burning Permitted - Permit Required
Moderate: Burning Permitted - Requires Additional Caution - Permit Required
High: Dangerous Conditions - Open-Air Burning Restricted.
Exception: Campfires as described in the Open-Air Burning By-law.
Extreme: Total Fire Ban. No Fires Permitted.

You are responsible for fires you light, meaning responsibility for any costs in response/damages is yours.

Open Air Burning Hazard Poster

By-law 1699 - Complaints Policy

Customer Complaint Form

Water Complaint Form

Document Request Form

Train Derailment Incident Update (2019/05/04)(11:59p.m.):
Our Crews are clearing the scene and returning to station. The Emergency Operations Centre is shutting down for the night, however we will continue to monitor the clean-up operation and work in conjunction with allied agencies. Traffice is able to get into and around the Barwick area, however please slow down and proceed with caution as there are many transports, contractors and heavy equipment working in the area to clean-up the incident location.
No persons were injured during this incident.

Original Release: At approximately, 5:15 p.m., today May 4th, 2019, in Barwick, Ontario there was a train derailment. Our crews and allied agencies are currently on the scene, highway 11/71 has now been reopened. There are no injuries. Our Emergency Operations Centre has been activated. There is currently access into and out of the Village of Barwick for residents. There is no immediate public risk at this time and our team and allied agencies are currently working on further mitigation efforts and contingency planning to ensure continued public safety.

We will provide more updates as they become available.


Latest Updates

Check out the Lastest Updates on the following pages:

Township Council - Civicweb Portal, Agendas, By-laws, Minutes, Municipal Notices, Finance

Community - History, Newsletter

Services & Facilities - Accessibility, Landfill, Water Treatment Facilities, Transportation, Emergency Services

Planning & Building - Building Permits and Zoning By-law 


Ahrens Bridge Road Closure


Senior's Drop in Tea Party

Tuesday, June 18 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

at the Emo Public Library

Country Jam

June 28, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.

Barwick Hall

$5.00 at the door

(music, dance and a light lunch)

The Township of Chapple Launches Civicweb Portal

The Township of Chapple is pleased to launch Civicweb, a new portal that will improve access to Council information on the municipal website.

The Township of Chapple has been actively working with technology leader iCompass Technologies to implement the Township of Chapple's Civicweb Portal. In an effort to build a stronger community by improving the flow of information between the municipality and the public, the portal is now live and may be accessed from the Chapple website, www.chapple.on.ca

The portal contains community information for both regular and special meetings of Coucil, including agendas, minutes and public meetings for months in advance and also comes with a search engine that will help residents to easily locate actions and decisions.

The portal can be accessed by going to the municipal website, www.chapple.on.ca, and under the tab Township Council simply click on Civicweb Portal link.

 BE PREPARED - Make sure you have a 72 HOUR PREPAREDNESS KIT. For more information watch this video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKJ4gwcDI6w

For Contaminated Material or Spills, the Emergency Contact for the Shenston and Richardson Landfill, is Randy Both, Public Works Superintendent. Please contact Randy’s cell at (807)275-7652.

For after hour’s emergency reporting of municipal road conditions, please contact Randy Both, Public Works Superintendent at (807)275-7652.

The 2018 Emergency Management Exercise was completed based on the
scenario of a winter power outage.
Questions from the exercise include:
1) How many residents would have an alternative source of heat?
2) Are there residents within our community that would require assistance?

The municipality would appreciate feedback.
The more information we have, the better we will be prepared!


The Township of Chapple is very pleased to announce that funding in the
amount of $894,768.00 has been approved through the Ontario Community
Infrastructure Fund for improvements to the municipality's bridges system. With this funding, the Ahrens Bridge, which is located on Sturgeon Creek Road, will
be replaced and the road approaches rebuilt. With increased traffic and economic
growth, this funding has come at a very opportune time. Thank you to the
Province of Ontario and their commitment to build and upgrade vital local infrastructure in Northern and rural communities across Ontario.


Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
should be installed on every level of your home
and outside of all sleeping quarters.

The Chapple Centennial R.V. Park located at 53 Barwick Rd. North has been permanently CLOSED and
MOVED to 150 Main Street, Barwick
(beside the Barwick Hall)

for more information, go to Attractions - Chapple Centennial RV Park

The Municipal Livestock Valuer's are

Robert Gibson (807) 487-2643
Harold Kelly (807)482-1431 or (807) 271-2510
Gary Sliworsky (807) 482-1570

If you have a wolfkill that has taken place, please contact the Livestock Valuer's listed above.

To have a VALID Livestock Damages Claim you need a
Farm Business Registration #, and a Premise I.D.

DO NOT MOVE THE REMAINS before the Valuer can view the scene.