Emergency Telephone Numbers

Know your Emergency Locator Number
(posted at your driveway) before making the call.
Be able to give clear directions to your home
using the proper road names.
Keep these numbers handy.

Rural Fire 911                          

RuraL Ambulance 911             

OPP 911                                   

Forest Fire1-888-284-3473

Fire in NW Ontario

310-FIRE (3473)

 after hours

Poison Control  


Fire Numbers

Fire Numbers



Is your Fire Number Visible?
1st response will be delayed
if you can’t be found. 

It is your responsibility to ensure
your number is visible. 

If you require a Fire Number
Call 768-4350

Residents should check to see that their “fire” number is visible and securely mounted to the metal post. This number will guide the fire department, police, ambulance and even your friends to your house or camp. It is very important it is kept in a clearly visible position and not knocked over by the snow plow during the winter. If you need to replace your number or have a new building please contact the Lappe Local Service Board Office at 768-4350.
.......A message from the Fire Team
And your Local Services Board




At present your Board members are as follows:

Chair: Don Boyce

Secretary/Treasurer: Bonnie Buck

Directors:     Chris Hansen                      BJ Kapush
                    Carly Hackborn                   Sacha Torkkeli

Recreation Coordinator: Carly Hackborn

Fire Chief:  Darren Auld

Monthly meetings for the board are held every third Tuesday of the month at
7:00 pm in the Gorham and Ware School unless otherwise stated. All residents are welcome and encouraged to attend any meeting.

If you wish to address the board please call the Services Board office at
(807) 768-4350 to have your name added to the agenda.
You may also send an email message to

The Lappe and Area Local  Area Services Board Office is located in the Gorham and Ware School. The office hours are:   
               Monday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
               Tuesday 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
               ednesday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Phone (807) 768-4350   Fax (807) 768-0900

Transfer Site Passes may be picked up at the office or may be purchased by mail. Simply send a bill with the address of your property in our area and a cheque to our office at:
Lappe and Area Local Services Board
2032A Kam Current Rd.
Gorham  ON  P7G 0K

A dump pass will be mailed to you.


Emergency Services: 

SEPT. 2015 Fire Department Report

We would like to remind all residents that new Ontario Legislation requires every residence in Ontario that has a fuel-burning appliance to be outfitted with a Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarm. Please review and understand the requirements from the Ontario fire Marshal at and complete the Safety Checklist.

CO is an odorless and colorless by-product of incomplete combustion of fuel such as natural gas, propane, heating oil, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline, wood, or other bio-fuels. Incomplete combustion can occur in any fuel burning device such as your home furnace or fireplace. Automobiles left running in an attached garage, a portable generator operating near an open window or in the garage, an outdoor gas barbecue operated inside the house, a grill or kerosene heater that is not properly vented, or a fireplace chimney that is poorly maintained may create unsafe (fatal) levels of CO.

CO alarms may be installed at any height. However, if a combination smoke/CO alarm is used, it must be installed on or near the ceiling as per manufacturer’s instructions, to ensure that it can detect smoke effectively.
At the middle of our camping season we are also reminding all the cottage owners in Lappe to ensure that camp safety is on your mind. Ensure that every camp is equipped with a working smoke alarm on every floor and outside of every sleeping area and your family escape plan is prepared and practiced. If you have propane-powered appliances like stoves, refrigerators or heaters, install a propane leak alarm at floor level.

Congratulations to two of our staff who recently were successful on making the hiring list for City Fire. We also have two staff who will be leaving the department in September for paramedic training outside of the city. This certainly is a testament to the qualifications, dedication and abilities of our volunteers. However, the department is left to deal with a 25% reduction of our workforce. Training will be resuming in September and without significant interest from the community in terms of new volunteer applicants, our fire department will experience times when emergency response will not be possible due to shortages of first responders. The Fire Department will be notifying the LSB accordingly and is asking sincerely and seriously for help from anyone capable of volunteering to make the community we all enjoy a safer place to live.

For more information contact the Lappe Fire Department. Please make sure that every home has a working smoke alarm on every level and outside of every sleeping area. Have a fun safe summer!

Bill Pottruff, Fire Chief


Lappe Lantern

If you would like to Advertise in the Lappe Lantern please review pricing, accounts, payments and submission criteria below.  

If you need to view in larger print please click on the full screen option at the bottom right of the page or zoom in with the + button at the bottom of the page


Lappe Local Business Community

Lappe offers many business services and local recreation.  Visiting the area stop at the local Market, have your car fixed, enroll in a class, attend a church service, shop, have your computer fixed or take a drive to the many local lakes and enjoy the scenery. 

Thank you to our Website sponsors KC Automotive , Ranta Contracting, Dog Lake Firewood and Garstin Computers.

Other local businesses in the Lappe Area   Willow Springs Market, Grannies No7 Pizza, Lappe Store,  Lappe Nordic Centre, Gorham and Ware School, Hazelwood Conservation Area, Dog Lake Resort just to name a few. Check for new upcoming classes and events on our events page or on our Facebook Page.  

KC Automotive & Recreation                                                           Ranta Contracting Inc.

  KC Automotive & Recreation    3067 Dog Lake Road  Phone: (807) 768-8631  Website:   Automotive, Small Engine, Marine, Snow Machines, ATV'S, Tire repair, all lawn care equipment and much more.    Stop by or visit our website for details.

KC Automotive & Recreation 

3067 Dog Lake Road

Phone: (807) 768-8631


Automotive, Small Engine, Marine, Snow Machines, ATV'S, Tire repair, all lawn care equipment and much more.  

Stop by or visit our website for details.

  Ranta Contracting Inc.   3143 Dog Lake Road  Gorham Ontario  P7G OC3   John Ranta (807) 631-2346     Kyle Ranta (807)620-2961   email   website    

Ranta Contracting Inc.

3143 Dog Lake Road

Gorham Ontario


John Ranta (807) 631-2346     Kyle Ranta (807)620-2961




        Dog Lake Firewood:           Website:              

      Dog Lake Firewood: 



Garstin Computer Services:

Computer services in Lappe and the surrounding area.  

Call or Text (807) 999-0110  

  • Virus and Malware Removal
  •  Hardware Repairs, Data Recovery
  •  Installation and Upgrades of Computers,
  • Printers, Scanners and Routers
  •  Wifi and Internet Assistance




Willow Springs Creative Centre
Phone: (807) 768-1336 Phone: (807) 768-1336


Lappe Store: Groceries, Gas and LCBO

4156 Dog Lake Road (807)767-4591


Lappe Luthern Church   

3215 Dog Lake Road (807)767-4891




Advertise with us for $50 - 100 dollars a year depending on your ad,  have your business located on our business page. It will be updated every 6 months with new photos and information,  we offer a link to your personal website or Facebook page.  If you have specials or events happening we can feature it on our banner or link it to our Facebook page.  Thank  you to our local community businesses that have committed to the first year of advertising with us.  Send an email to the Lappe Services board or if interested in being a part of our community page or advertising with us.





The Lappe and Area Local

 Services Board

            Schedule of Public Meetings

            For the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year


    Tuesday September 19, 2017 Annual Elections

Tuesday October 17, 2017 Budget Meeting

       Tuesday November 21, 2017 Levy Presentation

     Tuesday January 16, 2018

       Tuesday February 20, 2018 - meeting reschedule to Tuesday March 6, 2018

   Tuesday March 20, 2018

Tuesday April 17, 2018

Tuesday May 15, 2018

Tuesday June 19, 2018

Gorham and Ware Community School

7:00 pm   2032 Kam Current Road


     All Lappe & Area residents are welcome to attend. 


Should you wish to address the board, please contact the
Secretary at the LSB office to add your name to the Agenda at 768-4350. The Board meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month (Sept to June)





Minutes of the By-Election Meeting – January 16, 2018

1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM

           Present:  LSB:  Linda Parker and Bonnie Buck(Secretary/Treasurer), Don Boyce (Chair),
                  Directors:Carly Hackborn (Recreation Coordinator), Chris Hansen

Guests:   Scott Kennedy, Bobbi Gillies, Sandy Kennedy, Barb Bullough, Lloyd Kivinen, Sacha Torkkeli, Steve Torkkeli, Bill Pottruff, Ralph Bullough, Chip Hansen, Lorenz Bosinger, Barry Hendrickson, Suzanne Chaval, Donald Daboura, Stephen Garstin, Darren Carruthers, Esko Kuokkanen, Gerald Guarassi, Chelsea Boyce, Tamara Carruthers, Judy Yurick, BJ Kapush, Darrell Takalo, 

2. Agenda
    Motion 01/01/18

    - Motion to accept the Agenda
        - Moved by Don Boyce, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

3. By-Election Meeting 2017-18

  • Linda Parker called for the nominations to fill the 2 Director positions:

    Suzanne Chaval nominated Sacha Torkkeli.  Seconded by Steve Torkkeli

    Lloyd Kivinen nominated BJ Kapush. Seconded by Barry Hendrickson

    Stephen Garstin nominated Ralph Bullough.  Seconded by Chip Hansen

    Don Boyce nominated Tamara Carruthers.  Seconded by Bobbi Gillies

    Bill Potruff nominated Chip Hansen.  Seconded by Don Boyce

    Refusal to accept nomination:

    Ralph Bullough

    Chip Hansen

4. Motion 02/01/18         – Motion to destroy ballots after count by Stephen Garstin 

   Moved by Scott Kennedy, seconded by Barry Hendrickson. Adopted

5. Two New Directors for 2017-18 Fiscal Year:

Sacha Torkkeli

BJ Kapush

6. Adjournment – motion to adjourn by Don Boyce

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.

Minutes of the Meeting – January 16, 2018

  1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:26 PM.

Present:  LSB Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer), Don Boyce (Chair),
 Directors: Chris Hansen, Sacha Torkkeli, BJ Kapush, Carly Hackborn (Recreation Coordinator

                Fire Services: Lorenz Bosinger

Guests:  Scott Kennedy, Bobbi Gillies, Sandy Kennedy, Barb Bullough, Lloyd Kivinen, Steve Torkkeli, Bill Pottruff, Ralph Bullough, Chip Hansen, Lorenz Bosinger, Barry Hendrickson, Suzanne Chaval, Donald Daboura, Stelphen Garstin, Darren Carruthers, Esko Kuokkanen, Gerald Guarassi, Chelsea Boyce, Tamara Carruthers, Judy Yurick, Darren Takalo

2 . Agenda and Welcome New Board Members
    Motion 03/01/18 by Don Boyce

    - Motion to accept the Agenda
        - Moved by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted.

3.  Minutes of Previous Meeting
     Motion 04/01/18 -    Motion to accept the Minutes of the November 21, 2017     Meeting.
    Moved by Carly Hackborn, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted.

4. Business Arising from November 21, 2017 Minutes

Use of Land for Heli Pad, Trout Lake Campers Association – Don Boyce requested input on who to contact to have this contract signed.  Suggestions to be given to the LSB office or Don.

Transfer Site clean-up not done.  LSB Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer) to review contract and find contact information of who is the lead foreman at the site and pass information to Don Boyce.  

5. Financial Reports
Motion 05/01/18

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

6. Correspondence

CACC contract for the Fire Hall presented and passed to Lorenz Bosinger, Deputy Chief for review and approval.  Contract was signed and returned to the LSB Secretary/Treasurer to be forwarded.

7.New Business    

a) Secretary/Treasurer Resignation

Motion 06/01/18 The resignation letter of Linda Parker as LSB Secretary/Treasurer

– Motion to accept Linda Parker’s Resignation

Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted.    

b) New LSB Secretary/Treasurer          

    Motion 07/01/18 New LSB Secretary/Treasurer Bonnie Buck

Motion to appoint Bonnie Buck as the new LSB Secretary/Treasurer

Moved by Don Boyce, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted.



Minutes of the Meeting – November 21, 2017

1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm.

       Present:  LSB:  Linda Parker (Secretary/Treasurer), Don Boyce (Chair),
                       Directors: Darren Auld, Carly Hackborn (Recreation Coordinator), Don Quennell

                       Fire Services: Bill Pottruff

          Regrets:  Chris Hansen

         Guests:   Ayla Ludwig, Andrew Bak, Dustin Dziver, Judi Vinni, Lorenz Bosinger, Ryan Lotas, Esko        



2.  Agenda
     Motion 01/11/17

    - Motion to accept the Agenda
        - Moved by Darren Auld, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.


3.  Minutes of Previous Meeting

     Motion 02/11/17 -    Motion to accept the Minutes of the October 17, 2017 Meeting.
                                 Moved by Darren Auld, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.


4.  Business Arising from Minutes


5.  Financial Reports
     Motion 03/11/17

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by Don Boyce, seconded by Darren Auld. Adopted. 

6.  Correspondence


7.  New Business    

a) Willlow Springs Presentation

Judi Vinni and Ayla Ludwig reviewed mandate of Willow Springs Creative Centre.  Programs include art, food preparation, sculpting, painting, kids summer art camps, gardening programs, farmers markets, and soup/bread program.  They want to use the kitchen to make pancakes, soup, etc.  The estimated cost of renovations to the school kitchen may be in excess of $30,000.00.  The kitchen at Willow Springs is too small and cannot accommodate the growth of their cooking programs.

The LSB is reluctant to do any renovations in Gorham Ware School.  Don Boyce commented that the LSB is considering building a new community hall, that will include a full kitchen for community use,  in the future.  The LSB is currently looking at buying property on Burke’s Road.  An adhoc committee consisting of Judi Vinni, Dustin Dziver, Ryan Lotas, was formed to approach the Lakehead District School Board to discuss issues relating to renovations of the Gorham Ware School kitchen.  The LSB will support Willow Springs in the future.  

b) Andrew Bak – OFMEM/LALSB Agreement

Andrew Bak reviewed OFMEM/LALSB Agreement.  This Agreement is with the LSB not the Fire Department.  The LSB is still held liable for the Fire Department.  The Fire Department is responsible for training and documentation.  A current assessment found gaps in training documentation forms, attendance reports and mandatory health and safety training documentation.  

Their assessment found that our Fire Department is well-equipped, well-trained and well-run.  Mr. Bak recommended a Level 3 Exterior Attack only, as it lessens our liability.  Currently our profile includes Interior attacks but our Fire Department only does Exterior.  We will contact the OFMEM/LALSB to revise our profile.  Community should be informed that we only provide Exterior Attack on fires.        

c) Lappe Lantern Editor

Motion 04/11/17 to send a thank you card and gift card for $200.00 from Chapters to Erika North in appreciation for her services to the LSB for the past 10 years.  

-    Moved by Don Quennell, seconded by Darren Auld 

Suzanne Chaval has volunteered to do the January 2018 issue of the Lappe Lantern.  It was discussed that the Lappe Lantern will remain part of the LSB.

d) Snowplowing Contract

Don Boyce supplied the signed snowplowing contract for 2017-2018 fiscal year.

e) Review and Accept Final Budget

       Motion 05/11/17 motion was made to accept the final 2017-2018 budget.  

       -     Moved by Darren Auld, seconded by Carly Hackborn

    f) Bylaw

       The followings Bylaws were accepted and approved:

        17/18 – 1X Provincial Tax Levy

        17/18 – X1 Annual Budget Report 

        17/18 – X Secretary/Treasurer

        17/18 – XV LSB/MNDM Funding Agreement

g) By-Election

       A By-Election will be held Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to elect two new Directors to fill vacancies on the Board. 

8.  Recreation Report – Submitted by Carly Hackborn, Recreation Coordinator

 All programs are running as expected.  

The gym was painted last week so volleyball was cancelled on Sunday and Tuesday.  Last night the Tae-Kwon-Do                 Instructor, Bruce, cancelled the class because of paint fumes.

There are 3 birthday parties booked this month, plus a Flu Clinic on November 30, 2017.

Shelley Tuomi booked a Roads Board Meeting for January 9, 2018.  It was determined with the School Board when booking an event online, a notation should be provided if the meeting or event may run later than 9 pm so provisions can be arranged with the Custodian staff.

9.  Emergency Services Report

The construction of our new truck appears to be on schedule with no projected cost overages. I will follow up with Holland Enterprises this week to get a projected delivery date. 

The Fire Department would like approval from the Board to pay firefighter Ronda Rooney up to 10 days, spread over weekends up to the end of January to adequately address the requirements of the compliance plan to be reviewed with the OFMEM. These secretarial services are well suited to Ronda’s abilities and are required to develop a record keeping process for training records which is resilient and will meet the ongoing needs of both the Fire Department and the OFMEM. Once created, I anticipate the current Officers will be able to maintain the system with little or no need for additional paid resources. There may also be incidental photocopying fees and mileage expenses. 

I am giving notice to the LSB that it is my intension to serve notice to the Fire Marshal that I will be resigning my duties and obligations as the Lappe Fire Chief effective December 31st 2017. It has been my honor to serve the community in this regard for the last 12 years and I look forward to continuing my service with the Department. However, I wish to replace the ongoing administrative commitments as the Chief with other personal goals and objectives. My recommendation to the OFMEM will be that Darren Auld be appointed as the incoming Chief and until a new Chief is confirmed that he be designated as the Acting Fire Chief, effective December 31 2017. Darren has a long and distinguished history with the team and is well suited and well qualified to take over the position with approval pending from the LSB and the OFMEM. It will be both my honor and privilege to continue serving under his leadership. 

Due to conflict of interest, Darren Auld resigned as Director of Lappe and Area Local Services Board.


10.  Waste Facility

Building at Transfer Site needs to be cleaned up.  It is full of garbage.

11. Helipad

Don Boyce agreed to get Use of Land for Heli Pad from Trout Lake signed.


12. Fire Number Report

 Don Quennell resigned as Director and as Fire Number Installer.

 October 12, 2016 – November 15, 2017

    New Fire #’s installed     14

    Fire #’s replaced    01

    Fire #’s to remove           01

    Install in Spring 2018       03

    Total cost of installation = $1,007.22


 13. Adjournment – Motion to adjourn – Darren Auld. 

                Meeting adjourned at 10:00 pm.  

NEXT MEETING – February 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM













Local Roads Boards

Gorham Roads Board - contact Shelley Tuomi 767-5800
Fowler Roads Board - contact Cody Kellogg 768-4811
Jacques Roads Board - contact Gerald Guarasci 767-2448
Ware Roads Board - contact Ed Hill 768-481
MTO - 474-2919

Property Land Tax Review

The Provincial Land Tax is something we all pay in the unorganized areas. Some of us pay more if we are in the education tax areas and for the others it is a much smaller tax. This past year the province has been reviewing the tax at the behest of the organized areas who claim we do not pay our way. There have been meetings by the government with the LSBs and the LRBS as well as the organized municipalities. This could be a serious increase in our tax load. Many of us representing the people who live in the unorganized areas have made detailed representations showing how we contribute and suffer with a lack of service. The link below is a compendium of what has been said and what the government has presented as the existing situation.
Visit the Property Land Tax Review
Visit the Property Land Tax Update


O.P.P Self Reporting

Citizen self reporting comes to the Ontario Provincial Police. 

(ORILLIA, ON) – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has made another move to improve efficiency within one of the largest deployed police services in North America.  

This week the OPP unveils a new online reporting system that will enable the public to report specific occurrences from a computer. Citizen Self Reporting will offer the public another way to report select incidents which are not an emergency, by completing a report online at their convenience.  

The OPP is one of several Ontario police services who have adopted an Internet-based crime reporting system where people can report certain crimes such as lost property, theft from vehicles, and property damage, without an officer having to be dispatched. Only occurrences that do not involve an injury, a suspect or evidence are applicable. An officer will attend if requested by the complainant.  

It is expected that Citizen Self Reporting will be beneficial to both the public and the police. It will provide a convenient alternative to the citizens of Ontario, while allowing frontline officers to focus their efforts on other enforcement and crime prevention strategies within our communities.  

By providing people with another option for reporting crimes, the OPP is hopeful that more incidents will be reported, resulting in the collection of information to develop future crime prevention initiatives.  

To access the system, go to  
The OPP can be contacted toll free anytime at 1-888-310-1122.

Library Services

The Lappe and Area Local Services Board is now providing free library services with the Thunder Bay Public Libraries. You must present proof of residency in order to register for a card, such as your tax bill showing your payment to the LSB. If you don't have your tax bill, bring some identification to our office and a letter of residency will be printed for you. 

Be Fire Smart

Wildfires are a natural part of Ontario's wildland ecosystems. Without wildfire, the landscape loses its diversity. Wildfires recycle nutrients, help plants reproduce and create a mosaic of vegetation that provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.
By choosing to extend our lifestyles and communities further into forested areas, we become more exposed to the danger of wildfire. Living amongst where wildfires can occur puts your home at risk, but it is possible to live safely with this natural event. FireSmart is a nationally recognized fire prevention program which recommends communities and homeowners implement simple and cost effective recommendations to reduce the risk of wildfire’s effects to your home and neighbourhood. These changes to your property and community will also assist wildland firefighters to defend your home in event of a wildland fire.
The following are a few FireSmart recommendations to help you prepare your home and survive a wildfire.

Recommendation #1: Manage the vegetation around your home.
Any kind of vegetation around your home or cottage is combustible and can aid a fire in spreading from the forest to your structures. Trees, shrubs, grass, your woodpile – even fallen leaves - act as fuel to a wildfire. A good fuel free space gives firefighters a better chance to save your home from an advancing fire.  
Priority Zone 1
The first 10 metres of space around your home needs to be your first priority. It is the most critical area to consider for fire prevention. Remove any shrubs, trees, fallen trees or dead branches in that space and use fire resistant plants for landscaping. Deciduous trees have low flammability rates while evergreens are much more combustible. Keep your lawn well watered and the grass mowed short. This will help prevent a grass fire from spreading directly to the house. Firewood should be stacked at least 10 metres away from the house and covered with a non-flammable cover. Sparks from a wildfire can land in the woodpile and a fire there will spread quickly to the house. Remove all flammable material from within five metres of any fuel tanks on your property. If a wildfire spreads to the tank, it could explode and the area would be too dangerous for firefighters to stay.
Priority Zone 2
This priority zone extends from 10 to 30 metres. Prune trees to a height of one to two metres to inhibit the spread of fire up a tree. Reduce the number of evergreens and ensure that the tops of neighbouring trees do not touch.
Priority Zone 3
This zone extends from 30 to as far as 100 metres or more. If possible, reduce and manage potential fuel sources by removing trees, dead woody debris and thick shrubbery that might allow fire to climb up into the canopy and spread from tree top to tree top. The idea here is not to remove all combustible material but to thin the area so that fires will be of a low intensity and easier to extinguish.
Adding a few FireSmart actions to your regular yard work routine will make a big impact to reduce your risk to wildfire. Changes within 10 to 100 metres of your home will have the biggest impact to reducing the threat of wildfire. Fire embers may seem small but are not to be underestimated— 50 % of the homes that burn from wildfires are started by sparks and embers. Regular maintenance and cleaning in the corners and crevices of your home and yard where needles and debris build up will leave nothing for embers to ignite. Remember to remove any windblown leaves under the deck as well as any flammable debris from balconies and patios.

Recommendation #2: Upgrade your home’s building materials and construction techniques to lower its combustibility.
When you are building or remodelling, consider using more fire-resistant materials to increase your home’s longevity. Roofing materials such as steel, asphalt, tile and ULC treated shanks are ignition-resistant, and steep steel roofs do not collect leaves or tree needles. Sparks from a wildfire landing on these types of roofs are less likely to start on fire.
Similarly, siding materials such as stucco, metal, brick, concrete, and aluminum or steel offer superior ignition-resistance and log walls are thick enough to be fire resistant for a period of time.
Large, single pane windows will not prevent radiant heat from a wildfire from igniting materials such as curtains inside the house. Double or triple glazed energy efficient glass provides insulation and reflects radiant heat. Also use non-flammable blinds inside your windows.
The eaves around your roof should be boxed in and screen should cover attic vent openings to keep sparks out of the attic. Embers can collect in open eaves and set the house on fire. Similarly, the underside of wood decks attached to the house should be enclosed. Dry grass or sparks and embers under the deck can set the house on fire.

Recommendation #3: Ensure your home is easily accessible to emergency workers.
Should a wildfire approach your property, damage can be limited if firefighters have easy access to your home. If the access road to your home is not named or marked, post a sign with the name of the road in reflective letters where it easily can be seen in the dark. Similarly, post the house number in reflective numerals so it can be seen from the road. If a fire truck can’t get close enough to your house, firefighters may not be able to protect it. Keep your driveway as short and wide as possible to allow access for a fire truck. If your driveway includes a bridge, build a bridge that is wide and strong enough to hold emergency vehicles such as fire trucks. It’s also important to remove flammable vegetation at least five metres on each side of the driveway as flammable vegetation too close to the road will make it unsafe to travel during a wildfire. 
While these recommendations may not prevent a wildfire from approaching your home or cottage, they will help increase the chance that your home will survive the threat of wildfire. For more information on what you can do to make your home or cottage FireSmart – Please refer to the FireSmart Website at
If you have any specific questions on the FireSmart prevention program – please contact Ian Monteith – Fire Operations Technician at the MNRF’s Thunder Bay Fire Management Headquarters at




Municipal Property Assessment Corporatio
1340 Pickering Parkway, Suite 101, Pickering, ON L1V 0C4

Dated: April 20, 2016

Important Changes for the 2016 Assessment Update
Every four years, the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) updates property assessments across Ontario. The 2016 Assessment Update introduces some of the most significant reforms to the Province’s property assessment system since 1998. These changes share a common goal – increased transparency, shared understanding of property assessments, and stability and predictability in the property tax base. With these laudable objectives in mind, a myriad of opportunities exist as we work cooperatively to implement improvements to Ontario’s property tax regime. To that end, I am pleased to share some important highlights with you.

016 Property Assessment Notices
MPAC has put a great deal of effort into redesigning the 2016 Property Assessment Notice (PAN). The new design uses clear language and design principles, and integrates all of the statutory requirements surrounding property assessment information. The new PAN also includes details about how taxing authorities use MPAC’s values and other relevant information about Ontario’s assessment system.
In addition to a new design, Property Assessment Notices for Residential properties will be delivered up to five months earlier than ever before. The redesigned Notice and early mailing dates will help property owners to better understand their assessment and resolve concerns before the final assessment rolls for 2017 taxation are delivered to taxing authorities in December.
The 21-week Notice mailing schedule, which is staggered across the province, began on April 4 with Notices being delivered to residential properties. Property Assessment Notices for farm, managed forest, commercial and industrial properties will be mailed in the fall. The 2016 Notice mailing schedule and corresponding Request for Reconsideration deadlines are attached for your information.

Legislative Changes to Request for Reconsideration Deadline
On December 10, 2015, Bill 144, Budget Measures Act, 2015 took effect resulting in significant
changes to the Request for Reconsideration (RfR) process.
For the 2017 tax year, property owners will have 120 days from the Issue Date of their 2016 Property Assessment Notice to file a RfR. The historical March 31st RfR deadline does not apply for the 2017 tax year. The Issue Date and the unique RfR deadline will be included on every Property Assessment Notice. In response to each RfR, MPAC has up to 180 days to complete its review and respond to the property owner.

Better Service for Property Owners
We appreciate how significant the 2016 Assessment Update is for property owners and we have
developed an extensive outreach and engagement strategy to communicate the changes.
MPAC’s online self-service tool, AboutMyProperty™, has been rebranded and simplified based on
taxpayer research – providing property owners with an easy-to-use interface and improved
navigation features. Visitors can learn more about how their property was assessed, view
information we have on file, as well as compare it to other properties in their neighbourhood –
additional information will also be available on-line without requiring those who visit
AboutMyProperty™ to log in to the site. The enhanced tool will be available to property owners in
correlation with Property Assessment Notice delivery.
As 2016 unfolds, we look forward to working closely with our stakeholders to implement the
significant reforms that are underway. If you would like additional information or to further discuss
these changes, the Municipal and Stakeholder Relations contact list is posted to our website under
the Municipalities tab

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
Issue Date              Geographic Areas                                                                RfR Deadline
Monday, April 4       Simcoe County, Cities of Barrie & Orillia                                Tuesday, August 2

Monday, April 11     Counties of Prescott & Russell, Stormont Dundas &              Tuesday, August 9
                               lengarry,City of Cornwall
                               County of Lanark, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville,
                               ity of Brockville,
                               Towns of Prescott, Gananoque & Smiths Falls

Monday, April 18     Counties of Elgin, Middlesex & Oxford,                                Tuesday, August 16
                               ities of London & St. Thomas
                               Municipality of Chatham-Kent, County of Lambton

Monday, April 25    Territorial Districts of Nipissing, Sudbury & Manitoulin          Tuesday, August 23
                              and all single-tier municipalities in geographic area

Monday, May 2      Territorial Districts of Kenora, Rainy River & Thunder Bay    Tuesday, August 30
                              and all single-tier municipalities in geographic area

Monday, May 9       Counties of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington,                  Tuesday, September 6
                               ity of Kingston Counties of Hastings, Northumberland
                               nd Prince Edward, Cities of Belleville and Quinte West
                               Territorial Districts of Cochrane and Timiskaming and all
                              single-tier municipalities in geographic area

Monday, May 16     City of Mississauga                                                        Tuesday, September 13

Wednesday, May 18 City of Brampton and Town of Caledon                      Thursday, September 15

Tuesday, May 24    County of Renfrew, City of Pembroke                       Wednesday, September 21
                               Counties of Huron & Perth, City of Stratford & 
                               own of St. Mary’s
                               Counties of Grey and Bruce
                               Territorial District of Algoma and all single-tier
                               unicipalities in geographic area

Friday, May 27       City of Toronto (former C/M 1901)                                   Monday, September 26

ednesday, June 1 City of Toronto (former C/M 1904)                               Thursday, September 29

Monday, June 6      City of Toronto (former C/Ms: 1906, 1908, 1914, 1919)       Tuesday, October 4

Monday, June 13   Regional Municipality of York                                               Tuesday, October 11

Monday, June 20   Regional Municipality of Durham                                         Tuesday, October 18

Monday, June 27   Regional Municipality of Halton                                            Tuesday, October 25

Monday, July 4      City of Hamilton, City of Brantford                                      Tuesday, November 1
                              Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk, 
                              ity of Brantford

Monday, July 11     Counties of Peterborough, Haliburton,                               Tuesday, November 8
                               Cities of Peterborough & Kawartha Lakes
                               Districts of Muskoka & Parry Sound

Monday, July 18      City of Ottawa                                                                 Tuesday, November 15

Monday, July 25      Regional Municipality of Waterloo                                  Tuesday, November 22
                                Counties of Dufferin and Wellington and
                                ity of Guelph

Tuesday, August 2   Regional Municipality of Niagara                              Wednesday, November 30

Monday, August 8    County of Essex, City of Windsor &                                Tuesday, December 6
                                 ownship of Pelee

Tuesday, October 11 Province-wide mailing of Conservation, Farm, Wednesday, February 8, 2017
                                  anaged Forest properties

Tuesday, October 18 Province-wide mailing of Business properties Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monday, October 24 Province-wide mailing of Remaining                     Tuesday, February 21, 2017
                                Residential Properties

AMENDED NOTICES / YEAR‐END ‐ One extract for all properties
Monday, Nov. 28         Province-wide All Properties                                   Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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Programs & Recreation


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The Lappe Community Centre is located within Gorham & Ware Community Public School, at 2032 Kam-Current Road. We share the building with the school. Most of our programs will take place after regular school hours, however, when attending a program before 6:00 pm, please use the upper parking lot, located between the school and the fire hall.

The gym and community room are available for rentals such as children's birthday parties, during weekends, subject to availability and certain conditions. The provincial government is providing funding for this, to encourage community use of school buildings. Please contact the rec coordinator using the info below, if you're interested.
Please contact the Recreation Coordinator, Carly Hackborn, at or phone 620-2579 for more information.

The schedule of our recreation programs September to December.


10:00 am to 12 noonTake A Break:  We meet for crafts, coffee, tea and company! Come by for a game of crib? $1 drop-in fee. In the Community Room. Contact Anna Kinnunen for more information at 683-3795.

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Tae Kwon Do:  Come out and join Lappe's Progressive Martial Arts, Tae Kwon Do Club, Featuring Bruce Johns & John DeAgazio (Black Belt Instructors). 

Classes are held on Monday nights until the end of  May.

Beginners class is from 6:00 to 7:00, Intermediate class is at 7:00pm, and the adult & advanced class is held from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

Children and adults are welcome and can try their first class for free. In the gym.

For more information contact Bruce at 622-3229, cell 624-7841, or John at 626-0314.

7:00 pm to 8:00 pmHatha Yoga:  A new instructor with 200 YYT training, Lori Byerley's classes will run for an hour of stretch, focus and relaxation.

It just feels really good! Cost is $7.50, with$2.50 to be donated to a local charity

Drop in! In the Community Room.

Contact Lori at 807 627 1312, email is


7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Volleyball Drop-in: Most of this group has been playing together for years, and they know how to have fun! This is a drop-in, at no charge, but we do not give instruction either. For adults and teens aged 12 and up. In the gym.

Contact Chip at 768-7297 or email  for more info.



10:00 am to 12 noon, Rural Best Start:  This satellite program offers a weekly drop-in for pre-schoolers and their parents/caregivers.  There is no fee for this service, however, we ask that you bring in a nut-free snack for your child.

Please call 935-3009 for further information.

7:00 pm to 8:00 pmHatha Yoga:  Same info as above for Monday, Drop in! In the Community Room.

Contact Lori at 807 627 1312, email is








Transfer site requirements, restrictions and recycling guidelines



 Transfer Site Punch Card 

Transfer Site Punch Card 

Do you need a punch-card for the transfer site?

Punch Cards ($20) will only be sold to residents or property owners within the Lappe Local Services Board area. Purchase cards at the Services Board Office at Gorham and Ware School. Office is just inside main door on the left side. Identification must be presented to confirm residency.  
To purchase Punch Cards through the mail, send a check with a copy of a bill to confirm the address of the property in the Services Board Area and a card will be sent back to you. 
Mail to:
Lappe and Area Local Service Board
2032 A Kam Current Rd
Gorham Ontario
 P7G 0K5                

Winter Hours
October 16 to April 15
Saturday     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Summer Hours:
April 16th to October 15
Wednesday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Sunday       2:00 pm to 7:00 pm  




Site Restrictions and Guidelines:

 76 cm X 96 cm (30 in X 36 in)

76 cm X 96 cm (30 in X 36 in)

Site Restrictions and Guidelines:

Trout Lake Waste Transfer and Recycling Facility Recycling Guidelines
Recyclable items are accepted at our transfer site at no charge.You do not use the punch-cards for recycling. The various bins are labelled. Please make sure to follow the instructions. 

Place in one side of bin:
Plastics:  Only plastic bottles #1 & #2 with screw-top caps are acceptable. Please remove the caps. 
Metal Food Cans: Please rinse cans before recycling. Although pop cans are acceptable, we ask that you consider bringing these to the recycling bins at Gorham & Ware School, so the students can benefit from these funds. 
Tetra Packs, Juice and Milk Cartons:  Please rinse and flatten. 

Place in other side of bin: 
Newspapers, Other Paper, Fibre Egg Cartons, Cardboard, Boxboard:
Flatten all boxes. Do not place heavily coloured paper, or cardboard that is waxed in these bins. 

In a separate bin: 
All glass bottles and jars are recyclable, please remove caps and rinse first. 

he cost is one punch per regular-sized garbage bag.Bag maximum size is
76 cm X 96 cm (30 in X 36 in). Oversize bags will be need to use two credits or more on their punch card. A measuring box is available at the site to confirm size limitations.  
lease remember that we cannot accept the following at our facility: yard, construction, or electronic waste, appliances or hazardous materials.Our services board has an agreement with the City of Thunder Bay to accept our household waste. This agreement states that our recyclable items must be properly separated and recycled, and not placed in the garbage.

It is important to remember that reducing the amount of garbage we generate naturally happens when we reduce the amount of items we buy. Try purchasing in bulk, ask yourself if you really need an item before you buy it. Re-using items also helps reduce the amount of garbage. And recycling items as listed above, and recycling your unwanted items to places such as the Salvation Army or other stores in town will help, too. If you have not done so already, start a composter this year! It is a great way to reduce the amount of garbage you make, and at the same time, you will be making a superb soil-enhancer to add to your gardens. 


Explore Lappe



Explore Nature:




Explore Lakes and Rivers: 



Kayak, canoe, walk along the shore or just enjoy the view at the many lakes and rivers found in the Lappe Area


Grow: take a class, grow some vegetables or flowers, visit the market and take home some fresh vegetables the many homemade items available. 



 The Lappe Community:

There are many beautiful areas to explore or start a new adventure here.  Kayak on one of the many lakes, fish, canoe, hike , ski or just take a drive to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Experience The Lappe Community



 2032 A Kam Current Road Gorham ON P7G 0K5

Phone: 807-768-4350 Fax: 807-768-0900

To Whom It May Concern,

The Lappe and Area Local Services Board have implemented some changes to date

and method of payment for Advertising placed in the Lappe Lantern.  In future, all accounts must be paid in full prior to your advertisement being placed in theLappe Lantern. A deadline for the payment will be provided when the ad is requested.As well, all outstanding debts must be paid prior to an additional advertisement being placed.

This decision was made to save administrative costs in our local LSB office.  We accept cash, cheque or e-transfer ( If you choose the option to e-transfer please use Lantern as the password. Another option is to prepay the year and a credit will be applied to your account for each advertising issue.

The office is open Monday 9:30-2, Tuesday 11:30 – 7:30 and Wednesday 9:30-2. As well, there is a mail slot in the LSB office door of the office in Gorham-Ware school which payments can be placed.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Bonnie Buck,Suzanne Chaval

Secretary/Treasurer Editor

Lappe and Area Local Service Board Lappe Lantern











Is your home in need of repairs?


The Ontario Renovates Program;

 We may be able to HELP you: live in your home longer; repair your home with eligible repairs to make it safe while improving energy efficiency; install features that support modifications and renovations to increase accessibility. 

You may be eligible for a forgivable loan (forgiven at 10% per year) through the Ontario Renovates Program if: Your total household income is at or below: Single or couple with no dependents - $40,000 Household with one dependent - $55,000 Household with two dependents - $65,000 Household with 3 or more dependents - $78,200 The condition of your home is substandard or deficient and needs repair to bring it up to a reasonable standard. Your cash and assets are at or below $20,000 (savings account, bonds, not including locked in RRSP/RESP/RDSP). he house that needs repair is your sole and principal residence. 

You may also be eligible for a GRANT of up to $3,500 to make your home accessible for such items as ramps, chair lifts, handrails, height adjustments for counters, cues for doorbells/fire alarms. No repayment required if approved. Eligible repairs may include but are not limited to: Structural / Roof / Electrical / Plumbing / Heating / Fire Safety / Septic Systems / Well Water / Improved Accessibility / Safety-related features that help seniors and persons with disabilities remain in their home. Your eligibility will be fully assessed once you complete and submit an Application Form. 

For further information and details on how you can apply visit the TBDSSAB website at or call the office at (807) 766-2111 (Ext. 4091). 

The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board
31 May Street South Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1B5
ax (807) 345-7921
The Ontario Renovates Program, a component of the Investment in Affordable Housing in Ontario, is made available to The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administrative Board through funding from the federal and provincial governments.





Currently there are no Tenders


The Lappe and Area Local Area Services Board Office is located in the Gorham and Ware School. 

Office hours are:  
Monday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Phone (807) 768-4350    Fax (807) 768-9000

Located at: 2032A Kam Current Road, Gorham, On P7G 0K5



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