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Chapple
Township (single-tier)
Township of Chapple
Rainy River in Barwick
Rainy River in Barwick
Chapple is located in Ontario
Chapple
Chapple
Coordinates: 48°45′N 93°59′W / 48.750°N 93.983°W / 48.750; -93.983Coordinates: 48°45′N 93°59′W / 48.750°N 93.983°W / 48.750; -93.983
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Rainy River
Incorporated 1899
Government
 • Reeve Peter Van Heyst
 • Federal riding Thunder Bay—Rainy River
 • Prov. riding Kenora—Rainy River
Area[1]
 • Land 529.02 km2 (204.26 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 335.00 m (1,099.08 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 741
 • Density 1.4/km2 (4/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code FSA P0W 1A0
Area code(s) 807
Website www.chapple.on.ca

Chapple (Canada 2011 Census population 741)[3] is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Rainy River District.

Contents

  • 1 Communities
  • 2 History
  • 3 Demographics
  • 4 Climate
  • 5 Government
  • 6 Attractions
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

Communities[edit]

Communities located in the township include:

  • Barwick
  • Black Hawk - near Barwick Road and Highway 600
  • Finland - Highway 71 near Korpi/Lampi Road
  • Shenston - Fehr Road and Tait Road

The township is served by Ontario Highway 71, a branch of the Trans-Canada Highway, and by Highway 600.

History[edit]

It was named after Thomas William Chapple, a former Ontario MPP from 1894 to 1898, who served as judge for the Rainy River District from 1898 to 1926. Before politics Chapple was a lawyer.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Chapple community profile
2011 2006
Population: 741 (-13.4% from 2006) 856 (-5.9% from 2001)
Land area: 529.02 km2 (204.26 sq mi) 529.02 km2 (204.26 sq mi)
Population density: 1.4/km2 (3.6/sq mi) 1.6/km2 (4.1/sq mi)
Median age: 35.7 (M: 35.7, F: 35.8)
Total private dwellings: 376 345
Median household income: $39,593
References: 2011[3] 2006[4] earlier[5]

Population trend:[6]

  • Population in 2011: 741
  • Population in 2006: 856
  • Population in 2001: 910
  • Population in 1996: 909
  • Population in 1991: 948

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Barwick (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.0
(48.2)
14.0
(57.2)
19.5
(67.1)
31.0
(87.8)
34.0
(93.2)
36.5
(97.7)
35.5
(95.9)
36.0
(96.8)
34.0
(93.2)
28.5
(83.3)
21.0
(69.8)
9.0
(48.2)
36.5
(97.7)
Average high °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−5.4
(22.3)
1.3
(34.3)
10.6
(51.1)
18.0
(64.4)
22.6
(72.7)
25.2
(77.4)
24.1
(75.4)
18.3
(64.9)
10.3
(50.5)
0.5
(32.9)
−7.0
(19.4)
9.1
(48.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.3
(4.5)
−11.6
(11.1)
−4.4
(24.1)
4.4
(39.9)
11.4
(52.5)
16.4
(61.5)
19.0
(66.2)
17.9
(64.2)
12.6
(54.7)
5.5
(41.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
−11.8
(10.8)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−17.8
(0)
−10.1
(13.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.7
(40.5)
10.1
(50.2)
12.8
(55)
11.7
(53.1)
6.9
(44.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−7.3
(18.9)
−16.7
(1.9)
−2.3
(27.9)
Record low °C (°F) −45.5
(−49.9)
−49.0
(−56.2)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−25.0
(−13)
−7.5
(18.5)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
−5.5
(22.1)
−17.0
(1.4)
−39.0
(−38.2)
−44.0
(−47.2)
−49.0
(−56.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29.8
(1.173)
21.3
(0.839)
29.8
(1.173)
39.2
(1.543)
76.2
(3)
124.7
(4.909)
102.9
(4.051)
78.8
(3.102)
76.2
(3)
58.8
(2.315)
41.8
(1.646)
30.7
(1.209)
710.2
(27.961)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0.2
(0.008)
3.0
(0.118)
11.0
(0.433)
30.4
(1.197)
75.1
(2.957)
124.7
(4.909)
102.9
(4.051)
78.8
(3.102)
75.5
(2.972)
51.3
(2.02)
13.6
(0.535)
2.1
(0.083)
568.4
(22.378)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 29.5
(11.61)
18.3
(7.2)
18.8
(7.4)
8.9
(3.5)
1.1
(0.43)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.8
(0.31)
7.5
(2.95)
28.3
(11.14)
28.6
(11.26)
141.8
(55.83)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 13.7 10.7 11.3 9.4 12.5 13.4 12.2 11.4 12.9 12.7 12.4 14.8 147.5
Average rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 0.35 1.4 3.3 6.5 12.2 13.4 12.2 11.4 12.8 10.1 3.4 1.2 88.1
Average snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 13.5 10.0 9.0 3.7 0.81 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.31 3.7 10.0 14.2 65.2
Source: Environment Canada[2]

Government[edit]

Township Council consists of a mayor and four councillors.[7]

Attractions[edit]

  • Norlund Chapel - built from bell tower from St. Patrick's Church
  • River View Park
  • Pineview Conservative Mennonite Church
  • Chapple Museum - formerly Gills Trading Post
  • Chapple Lighthouse - built 2003
  • Barwick Waterfront
  • Saint Paul's Heritage Church - former Anglican Church

See also[edit]

  • List of townships in Ontario

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chapple census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Barwick, Ontario". Canadian Climate Normals 1981–2010. Environment Canada. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  5. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census
  7. ^ http://www.chapple.on.ca/council

External links[edit]

  • Township of Chapple