Welcome to the Township of Chapple

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Next Council Meeting

Regular Council Meeting
January 18, 2022
starting at 9:00 a.m.

Meeting will be virtual. 

To attend a vitual council meeting:

1. Click on the 
CivicWeb Portal link

2. Select and open the agenda for the meeting you wish to attend.

3. Click "Join Town
Council Meeting"

4. Follow the instructions for Microsoft Teams. 

 2021 Final Budget

Watch for links as provided on the Agenda in our
CivicWeb Portal
Fire Permits
Annual Requirement
January 1- December 31


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


By- law 1706  Regulate Open Air Burning in the Township of Chapple - Effective May 14, 2019


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


Changes to User Fees
Please note that during the User Fee Review on December 16, 2021 there were changes made to "fees and/or charges for certain Muncipal Services." These include: Dogs, Building and/or Development Permits, Cemeteries, Fire, Emergency, and other Services, Municipal Office and Transportation Services. To review the complete Fee Schedule click User Fee By Law


Effective January 1, 2022
 snow plowing has been increased to $31.25/visit. 

*snow plowing visits before Christmas is $25/visit
snow plowing visits after Christmas is $31.25/visit

As of January 5, 2022
The Fitness Centre will be CLOSED as per the current COVID-19 restrictions and public health measures. 

We will suspend all active memberships as of January 5, 2022 and when able we will reactivate everyone with credit for the days that we were closed. 
We would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and understanding during these trying times. 

We would like to encourage everyone to continue to
use the Outdoor Skating Rink.
We are required to close the skate shack at this time
but you will be able to change into your skates by sitting
under the pavilion located beside the RV Park. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
for access to the Fitness Center

Under health orders from the province of Ontario, certain indoor facilities, including gyms and fitness centers, will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination starting September 22, 2021

As of September 22, all members will need to provide proof that they have both doses, a minimum of 14 days prior to entering the fitness center. Those who are not already fully vaccinated should schedule their second dose appointment as soon as possible in order to avoid a disruption of access.

If you have a PDF two-dose vaccine receipt please forward to us before September 22, 2021 - all vaccine records are confidential and will NOT be shared with any other individual or organization. 

If we do not receive your proof of immunization by September 22, your access to the fitness center will be suspended until proof is received. Please note we will not be putting your membership on hold while waiting for your proof of immunization. 
After September 22, if you are unable to access the fitness center please contact 
the Municipal Office @ 807-487-2354 and we can reactivate your fob/card, once you send your vaccination receipt to us at cao@chapple.on.ca
All other COVID-19 rules will still apply (masking, handwashing, sanitizing etc.) even if you have been fully vaccinated. 
To stay informed please visit:
Ontario to Require Proof of Vaccination in Select Settings
You can find Fitness Center Application and Waiver forms or to 
review the "new" rules see attached link: 

Fitness Centre

Please visit Ontario's Reopening Plan

to "Learn about the Roadmap to Reopen, the province’s three-step plan to safely and gradually lift public health measures based on ongoing progress of provincewide vaccination rates and improvements of key public health and health care indicators."

Stay Informed....

Truck Fill is Open
Please Only fill 2 - 3 cubic meters per person. If more is needed Emo has a truck fill that can accommodate much larger volumes

Do you have concerns about your water?

Please contact the office with ALL concerns or complaints about the water in your home.

We want to trace and follow up with all issues that you may have.

Complete the Barwick Community Complaints Form and drop off at the office, email to cao@chapple.on.ca or fax 487-2406

Come in, we're Open...

The Municipal Office is open to the public. 
Only one person at a time is to come into the lobby
You must wear a face mask &
adhere to the physical distancing guidelines.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unprecident times.  

Property Taxes and Utility Billing.

Final Tax bills were due Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Payments can be made by:
Cash or cheque dropped off through the envelope slot on main entrance door; 
By cheque mailed to PO Box 4, Barwick ON P0W 1A0;
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
E-transfer through your online banking
(you must send us a seperate email with your password);
Link-up payment through CIBC bill payment options;
by using the E-Payment option located at the top of this page


As a property owner, you will receive notices from the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) about your property's assessed value. If you own a property in The Corporation of the Township of Chapple but want to receive all your notices at a different mailing address, you can easily update your information with MPAC. Visit mpac.ca to change your mailing address online. 

Latest Updates
Check out the Lastest Updates on the following pages:

Township Council - Civicweb Portal, By-laws, Minutes, Municipal Notices, Finance, Tenders, Tax Sales

Community - History, Newsletters 
Services & Facilities - Accessibility, Landfill, Water Treatment Facilities, Transportation, Emergency Services, Fire DepartmentFitness Centre
Planning & Building - Building Permits and Zoning By-law  
Drowning Prevention - Pool Fencing Diagrams

* What You Need to Know to Help You and Your Family Stay Healthy - Province of Ontario

* Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) COVID-19 Letter to Employer

A reminder to be careful what you flush

Wet wipes, paper towels and facial tissue can clog pipes

We recognize that many residents may be increasing their use of disinfectant wipes, paper towels and facial tissues in response to COVID-19. 

We would like to remind residents not to flush wet wipes of any kind. Despite what some packaging says, wipes are not flushable. Paper towels and facial tissues also do not belong in the toilet. These items cannot be flushed because they do not break down like toilet paper does. 

If wipes, paper towels and facial tissues are flushed, they can cause blockages in pipes – which may lead to sewage overflows in your home or business. 

Further down the line, these items can clog sewers and cause sewage overflows into streets and the natural environment. They can also cause costly damage to local wastewater infrastructure. 

The only things that should be flushed are the 3Ps: Pee, Poo & (toilet) Paper. No exceptions. Please put used wipes, facial tissues and paper towels in the garbage. 

Thank you for working with us to keep our community’s pipes and sewers clear and our wastewater infrastructure functioning smoothly. 

If you have any questions, please contact Chapple Municipal Office, Peggy Johnson, (807) 487-2354 or cao@chapple.on.ca

-- A message from the Township of Chapple in partnership with our wastewater operator, the Ontario Clean Water Agency

In case of a Water or Sewer Emergency in the Village
Please Contact:

 Kyle Gibbs (807)271-4774 or Geoff Pearce (807) 271-6249

Northwestern Health Unit

COVID-19 vaccine appointments available to eligible populations. 
Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) and local partners will offer regularly scheduled COVID-19 vaccine clinics across the region starting the week of March 22nd.

Booking a COVID 19 Vaccination



What You Need to Know to Help Keep Your Family Healthy COVID-19

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Riverside Foundation for Health Care's Picture This Campaign

September 12, 2021

Helping to build a future where full cardiovascular surgery will be available in

Northwestern Ontario...

Council picture for Cardiovascular program donation
In June 2019 The Township of Chapple made the following commitment to the
Cardiovascular Surgery Program/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation:

$5,000.00 for the next 5 years

2019 - $5,000.00
2020 - $5,000.00
2021 - $5,000.00
2022 - $5,000.00
2023 - $5,000.00

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Rainy River District Municipal Association

$10,000.00 donation to the Cardiovascular Surgery Program

  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 Charlie Loveday - Public Works Superintendent. Please contact Charlie’s cell at (807) 276-1653

For after hour’s emergency reporting of municipal road conditions, please contact
Charlie Loveday (807) 276-1653.

The Chapple Centennial R.V. Park located at 150 Main Street, Barwick (beside the Barwick Hall) for more information, go to Attractions - Chapple Centennial RV Park

The Municipal Livestock Valuer's are

Harold Kelly (807)482-1431 or (807) 271-2510
Gary Sliworsky (807) 482-1570

If you have livestock damages that have 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.