Welcome to the Township of Chapple

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Special Council Meeting
Friday, April 16, 2021
starting at 10:00 a.m.
Due to current lock down protocol this meeting will be Virtual. 

Regular Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 
starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Due to Provincial lock down beginning
April 8, 2021
The next Council Meeting
will be virtual. 

Watch for links as provided on Agenda in our CivicWeb Portal

See CivicWeb for meeting agenda etc. 

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


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


Only one patron will be allowed in at a time. All patrons will be required to wear masks, use hand sanitizer as provided in the entry way and answer screening questions. Where appointments are required, they will be asked to contact the Municipal office at 487-2354 during regular operating hours which are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Township will continue to make every effort possible to handle matters over the phone, via email or mail. Residents wishing to make a payment can continue to use online services or deposit payments in the drop box located at the front entrance.


Fitness Centre - At this time the Fitness Centre will remain closed until further notice. 
We thank-you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

Job Opportunities

The Ontario Clean Water Agency is currently accepting Expression's of Interest for a potential position in Emo or Chapple, Ontario

see link for more information Job Opportunity

The Townships of Alberton, Chapple, Emo & La Vallee
invite applications to fill the position of JOINT FIRE CHIEF

see link for more information Joint Fire Chief

Effective January 1, 2021

Agricultural - Industrial Burn Plan Fees will be $125.00 per Burn Plan

All burn permits can be applied for using Burnpermits.com located on the left of this page. 

Burn Permits are required annually and are affective January 1 to December 31


There have been changes made to the User Fees for: Water Rates, Sewer Rates, Truck Fill, Open Air Burn Permit for Agricultural/Industrial, Building Permits and Transportation Services. 

Please review User Fees By-Law#1750 to see changes. 

Property Taxes and Utility Billing.

Interim Tax bills were due March 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;
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 

* For Immediate Release - Township of Chapple Emergency Control Group - Declaration of an Emergency, March 20, 2020

* Riverside Health Care Opens COVID-19 Assessment Centre's

* 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
Please Contact:

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

2021 Census of Population

The next census will take place in May 2021.

"For over a century, Canadians have relied on census data to tell them about how their country is changing and what matters to them. We all depend on key socioeconomic trends and census analysis to make important decisions that have a direct impact on our families, neighbourhoods and businesses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Statistics Canada has adapted to ensure that the 2021 Census is conducted throughout the country in the best possible way, using a safe and secure approach." 

Statistics Canada will be hiring approximately 32,000 people across the country to assist with census collection. 

You can complete your census questionnaire online at www.census.gc.ca.

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.

See link below for full media release.



Riverside Health Care Opens COVID-19 Screening Centres


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



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

RRDMA picture

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.

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

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.