Welcome to the Township of Chapple

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Please Note Change of Date and Location

Next Council Meeting is

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Starting at 9:00 a.m.

at the Chapple Community Centre
140 Main Street. Barwick, ON

(physical distancing will be in place and face masks are required)

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



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. 

Employment Opportunity

Deputy Clerk Treasurer - see attached link


2020 final property tax bills were due on or before Monday, August 31, 2020

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

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

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

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

March 20, 2020 Declaration of an Emergency.JPG




March 16, 2020

Barwick, ON – The Emergency Control Group of the Corporation of the Municipality of Chapple met on Monday, March 16, 2020 to discuss the Municipality’s response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.

The ECG made the following decisions at the meeting:

  1. All Staff will be continuing to work, with a continuity of operations plan in place to ensure we are prepared to respond in a real-time basis. As part of this plan, all non-essential staff travel has been suspended.

  2. The Municipal Office will be closed to the general public effective Monday, March 16, 2020. Taxes, Utility Billings, etc.  can still be paid by all current electronic methods, telephone payments, regular letter mail and through the drop slot at the municipal office. All rate-payers shall be mailed a receipt by regular letter mail.

  3. The Chapple Community Centre and Fitness Centre will be closed to the general public effective Monday, March 16th, 2020.

  4. The Shenston and Richardson landfills will remain open at their usual hours.

  5. Our Fire & Emergency Service team is still responding to emergencies, training and conducting work to ensure our equipment is ready to respond when called upon. We are restricting all outside visitors from coming into our fire stations, and all public education and fire prevention events are postponed for the time being.

  • Contact the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) at 1-807-468-7109 or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 to receive assistance if concerned you may have COVID-19. Further information can be found at the NWHU and Ministry of Long-Term care websites.

We will continue to monitor the situation and send out another release as applicable. The ECG will continue to meet as necessary to ensure we do everything possible to ensure our community is safe.

For more information, please contact:

Peggy Johnson, CMO
CAO/Clerk Treasurer, CEMC

(807) 487- 2354

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



Riverside Health Care Opens COVID-19 Screening Centres


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

In case of a Water or Sewer Emergency
Please Contact:

Geoff Pearce (807) 271-6249 

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.