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is a township
The term township generally means the district or area associated with a town. However in some systems no town needs to be involved. The specific use of the term to describe political subdivisions has varied by country, usually to describe a local rural or semi-rural government within the county...
in the Canadian
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province of Ontario
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, located in the Rainy River District. The main communities in the township are Barwick, located along Ontario Highway 11 and Black Hawk, located along Secondary Highway 600.
It was named after Thomas William Chapple
Thomas William Chapple was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented Ontario North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1898 as a Liberal member....
, a former Ontario MPP, who served as judge for the Rainy River District.
- Population in 2006: 856
- Population in 2001: 910
- Population in 1996: 909
- Population in 1991: 948