Welcome to the Township of Chapple

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Next Council Meeting is

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Starting at 9:00 a.m. in
the Municipal Office

Everyone is Welcome to Attend!

Fire Permits

Annual Requirement
January 1-December 31

Fire Permits are required for all burning in the Municipality of Chapple Incinerator Permits - $20/season

  •    Open Air Burning Permits $5/week.

  •   Chimemea Burn Permits - $10/year

  •   Approved Fire Pit Permit - $10/year

As per By-law No. 1621 passed on
December 13, 2016, burning is to occure no sooner than two (2) hours before sunset and extinguished two (2) hours before sunrise, or earlier.

Burning permits can be obtained at:

Chapple Municipal Office 

(807) 487-2354

Janet Johnson

(807) 482-2570

James Gibson

(807) 487-2731



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

  Latest Updates

Check out the Lastest Updates on the following pages:

Township Council - Agendas, By-laws, Minutes, Municipal Notices, Election 2018, Tenders
Community - History, Newsletter, Census
Services & Facilities - Landfill, Water Treatment Facilities, Transportation
Planning & Building - Building Permits and Zoning By-law



The Corporation of the Township of Chapple

Student Summer Employment Opportunity
Chapple is seeking interested students to fill the following positions: 


Museum –1 Position - 7 week period  

General Labourer – 2 Positions – minimum 8 week period 


Criteria: Any student between the ages of 15-24, and up to 29 (with a disability) currently attending or planning to return to Secondary School and/or Post-Secondary School in 2018.

Please contact the Municipal Office. General labourer positions to commence June 25, 2018 and
Museum position to commence July 3, 2018.

Municipality of Chapple
Box 4
Barwick, ON   P0W 1A0
Phone: 487-2354
Fax: 487-2406
Email: chapple@tbaytel.net

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!


Please be advised that at their regular meeting of Council, held on May 8, 2018,
the Corporation of the Township of Chapple declared June 30th and July 1st, 2018 a
Comunity Festival to celebrate Canada Day 2018.

The parade, children's games, etc. will take place on Saturday, June 30th, 2018.
The fast pitch tournament will run on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st.

For more information, contact:Youth Parade: Krista Anderson (807) 275-7938Car Parade: Gary Judson (87) 482-2428General Information: Chapple Municipal Office (807) 487-2354Ball Tournament: Vaughan Wilson (807) 276-0139; DJ Mosbeck (807) 276-2115;George Oltsher (807) 487-2253/(807) 487-2244

Volunteers are needed for July 1st Celebrations. This is a great opportunityfor students to earn volunteer hours for High School. Pleasecontact the Municipal Office at 487-2354 or chapple@tbaytel.net







The Township of Chapple is studying the structural and physical deficiencies associated with the Ahrens Bridge.  Options include rehabilitation or replacement in order to eliminate all deficiencies and provide improved levels of traffic service and overall safety. 

The project is being planned as a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. 

Public input and comments are invited and will be received until June 8, 2018.  Subject to comments received and receipt of necessary approvals, the Township of Chapple intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project to be completed by 2019. 

If you wish to comment on this project or provide input or require further information, please contact: 

Allan Garnham, P. Eng.                               or                   Peggy Johnson 
Project Manager                                                                CAO/Clerk-Treasurer 
K. Smart Associates Limited                                             Township of Chapple
85 McIntyre Drive                                                              P.O. Box 4
Kitchener, ON  N2R 1H6                                                   Barwick, ON  P0W 1A0  
Phone: 519-748-1199 ext 246                                          Phone: 1-807-487-2354 Ext. 223
Fax:  519-748-6100                                                           Fax: 1-807-487-2406
agarnham@ksmart.ca                                                chapple@tbaytel.net

18-102 Notice of Study Commencement


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.

On October 22, 2018, Ontario's municipal and school board elections will be taking place.
If you are a resident, owner, or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen, and 18 years of age you can vote in Ontario's municipal and school board elections.

See if you are on the Voter's List. Go to www.voterlookup.ca

"So You Wish to Run for Council" is a course that presents the challenges and opportunities that candidates will face through the election campaign, and as a member of council.

To sign up for the course, go to Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)

"So You Want to Run for Council" poster.


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
Nico Veldhuisen (807) 482-2593 or (807) 276-6860
Harold Kelly (807)482-1431 or (807) 271-2510

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.