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(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                       

MNR-Fire Permits 476-2200
Forest Fire 1-888-284-3473

Fire in NW Ontario

310-FIRE (3473)

after hours

Poison Control  


Gorham Local Roads Board 

Shelly Tuomi 767-5800

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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 build, please contact the Lappe Local Service Board Office at 768-4350, lappeservicesboard@tbaytel.net .
.......A message from the Fire Team
And your Local Services Board



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At present your Board members are as follows:

Chair: Don Boyce

Secretary/Treasurer: Bonnie Buck

Directors:     Chris Hansen                      BJ Kapush
                    Carly Hackborn                   Ryan Lotus

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 lappeservicesboard@tbaytel.net

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
               Wednesday 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.

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)

 The Lappe and Area Local

Services Board

   Schedule of Public Meetings

     For the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year


    Tuesday September 18, 2018 Annual Elections

     Tuesday October 16, 2018 Budget Meeting

     Tuesday November 20, 2018 Levy Presentation

     Tuesday January 15, 2019

        Tuesday February 19, 2019

     Tuesday March 19, 2019

   Tuesday April 16, 2019

   Tuesday May 21, 2019

Tuesday June 18, 2019

Gorham and Ware Community School

7:00 pm   2032 Kam Current Road


        All Lappe & Area residents are welcome to attend. 



Minutes of the Meeting – February 19, 2019



  1. Call to Order

      The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm.

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

     Fire Services: Darren Auld

     Guests:   Lorenz Bosinger

 2.  Agenda
Motion 01/02/19  - Motion to accept the Agenda
 - Moved by Ryan Lotas, seconded by BJ Kapush. Adopted.

 3.  Minutes of Previous Meeting
Motion 02/02/19 -    Motion to accept the Minutes of the January 15, 2019
                                 Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted.

 4.  Business Arising from Minutes

-        Contact made to Suzanne Mosley (Chaval) regarding the Lappe Lantern – letter written and forwarded regarding her volunteer contract with the LSB.

-        Don Boyce followed up on the ‘Notification of Blasting letter’ as discussed in January 15 meeting.  Don is gathering some written information before request is forwarded to companies involved on a notification schedule.

5.  Financial Reports
Motion 03/02/19  - Motion to approve the Financial Reports.

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

 6.   Correspondence

-        Letter from Suzanne Chaval

-        Superior North EMS letter to the Fire Department

 7.   New Business    

a)   Fire Numbers: The Board examined the sample fire # that Stephen Garstin provided, recycling the original sign by removing old decals and applying new numbers.  The Board approved this method with the advisement of possibly replacing the blue vinyl when possible and re-numbering.  As well a rubber ‘decal remover’ attachment for a cordless drill will be purchased.  Stephen is also approved to bill his hours and charge for removal and replacement of the #’s.

Motion 04/02/19  Motion to approve Stephen Garstin billing for recycling of fire #’s, removing and replacing decals.

Moved by Ryan Lotas, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted.

  8.   Recreation Report – Submitted by Carly Hackborn, Recreation Coordinator Soccer is coming along.  Ordered shirts without the year on them so they can be used from year-to-year.  Six new nets will be purchased and 2 parachutes for soccer as well as agility cones.  T-Ball will be from September to Thanksgiving.  Soccer is this spring until June.  The windup for Soccer and T-Ball will be in September.  Carly will speak with Lappe Ski Centre in hopes of using their grounds for this.  Recreation Department is supplying prizes to the Lantern for its coloring contest. (5 prizes at $20 each).  Eric K. (Home & School Board) is looking at a donation of a dishwasher and hood for our Community kitchen; just awaiting a formal motion with their Board.  The Poken Run is this coming weekend, Home and School has a dance this Friday.  Birthday parties; let it be known that is they book online it’s a $50 fee; if they book through Carly, its free.  Carly will address the School Board at the annual meeting in the Spring to address ‘tagging’ us in the calendar so we do not double -book.  There is a dance recital March 23. 

Motion 05/02/19:  Motion to accept:  Chris Hansen, seconded by BJ Kapush. Adopted.

9.    Emergency Services Report – Darren Auld, Fire Chief  Smooth as usual.  Backup camera is being installed to try.  A new thermal imaging camera was purchased and is in for repair already.  MSA and SPI are coming to do a presentation Wednesday night.  There have been 3 calls for new Volunteers but I have referred them to September.  We have 22 Volunteers at the moment.  2 members will be leaving soon as they have full-time positions with OPP and Thunder Bay Fire Department.

Motion 06/02/19:  Motion to accept:  Ryan Lotas, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted.

10.    Waste Facility, Presented by Don Boyce

Don Boyce reported he followed up with LTL on shovelling the gate the the Transfer Site.  It is just a miscommunication and they will try and keep up with it.  Follow-up needed on the recycling bins, when they are emptied so the dividers can be adjusted to accommodate cardboard/plastic accordingly.

Motion 07/02/19:  Motion to accept:  Ryan Lotas, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted.

 11.    Fire Number Report – Stephen Garstin, Fire Number Installer

Warmest greetings to everyone!  As you can imagine, things are very slow at this time of year.  One thing I have continued to pursue is a way to improve our turnaround on the new signs, as well, saving a bit on the costs incurred while installing them.  I have provided Bonnie a sample sign to show to Darren and the Board for thoughts as to if the font used is suitable for our needs – fonts are copywritten and subject to licensing fees – the font on the sample sign is public domain, and I can get the vinyl numbers cut for half the price we are currently paying.  I would consider requesting it to be made perhaps 10% smaller overall, or perhaps only horizontally – I think it would feel crowded if we had to use one for a five character number.  As well, I seem to have a collection of older signs that were replaced for various reasons, and am wondering if the Board would consider reimbursing me for my time in carefully removing the old vinyl and reusing the signs.  Plus we get the knowledge that we are “recycling”.  I would not attempt to strip and reuse any signs that the reflective background seems compromised – only ones that still appear in very good shape.  I would also only do this on an as needed basis – I do not intend to strip and bill for a large number of signs.  The sample sign provided was applied to a ‘refurbished’ reflective slab, for reference.  Please feel free to reach out and give me feedback on any of these subjects.   (See Motion 04/02/19). 

Motion 08/02/19:  Motion to accept:  Ryan Lotas, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted.                

    12.   Adjournment – Motion 09/02/19

Motion to adjourn – Carly Hackborn, seconded by BJ Kapush       

Meeting adjourned at  7:40 PM




Minutes of the Meeting – January 15, 2019 

1. Call to Order 

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

Present: LSB: Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer), Don Boyce (Chair), Directors: Chris Hansen, Ryan Lotas, Carly Hackborn (Recreation Director) 

Fire Services: Darren Auld 

Regrets: BJ Kapush 

Guests: Lorenz Bosinger, John McCuaig, Rick Baratta, Deanna Owen, Fred Foreman 

2. Agenda Motion 01/01/19 

- Motion to accept the Agenda - Moved by Ryan Lotas, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted. 

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting Motion 02/01/19 - Motion to accept the Minutes of the November 20, 2018 Moved by Ryan Lotas, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted. 

4. Business Arising from Minutes 

5. Financial Reports Motion 03/01/19 

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Ryan Lotas. Adopted. 

6. Correspondence 

- Letter from Michael Gravelle, MP 

7. New Business a) John McCuaig, a local resident, expressed his concerns of the current blasting events happening in and around Surprise Lake. John discussed facts and thoughts of the long-term damage being done by the blasts and looked to the LSB for helpful solutions or thoughts on the matter. The Board suggested a letter can be drafted and forwarded to the companies involved requesting advance notice of blasting in way of email to the LSB as these events cause stress on our Emergency Fire Services with calls regarding the events – preparation for them would be helpful for both LSB and local residents. 

b) Lappe Lantern – contract renewal 

Suzanne Mosley has decided not to renew her contract with the LSB/Lappe Lantern. The Board has decided to keep the Lantern production in-house, Secretary/Treasurer (Bonnie Buck) will take over its creation/distribution. Don Boyce will contact Suzanne regarding the changes and ask that any materials, licensing, etc be returned to the LSB. 

Motion 04/01/19 To accept the move of the Lappe Lantern to in-house production 

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

c) Bylaw 18/19 – XIII – Financial Statement – audit draft review from MNP 

Motion 05/01/19 Motion to accept the draft copy of the Audit provided by MNP 

Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. b) Minutes Lappe - January 15, 2019 

d) Snowplowing Contract: The Secretary/Treasurer (Bonnie Buck) had questions regarding the current parameters of the contract. Mainly are there any parameters on frequency of plowing (for example if there is a 1” snowfall) and should there be notice of when they are plowing? Fred Foreman, who is the current contractor, was present. It was concurred that Fred it doing a great job. These questions were for payment purposes only; as the Treasurer, clarification is requested. In summation, it was decided the removal is to the Contractor’s discretion, and in renewal of any new snow removal contracts, contracts should be reviewed by the Board and any clarification of such contracts shall be added upon renewal. 

f) Home & School Association approached the Secretary/Treasurer and asked if the LSB could assist (in principle support only) in the purchase of some appliance improvements for the Community Kitchen, namely a commercial dishwasher and new range hood, if a donation was made to the LSB for Community Kitchen improvements. As well, they are needing storage space outside. Carly Hackborn (Recreation Director) will contact Erin Kakonen and chat about outside storage. The Board believes any improvements to the kitchen would be beneficial to any future programs therefore offer full support (in principle only). They will address it as funds are raised to purchase, and verify with Gorham Ware School on such improvements. 

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

Dance is starting for Winter session, 10 weeks. There are 3 Birthday parties booked in January/February and a Memorial Service. T-Ball and Soccer registration will start soon, Carly is organizing that. Carly is considering moving the wrap-up parties to Labour Day weekend and holding it at the Lappe Ski Centre. Having one large party prior to the start of the school year. 

Motion 06/01/19: Motion to accept: Chris Hansen, seconded by Ryan Lotas. Adopted. 

9. Emergency Services Report – Darren Auld, Fire Chief 

This year has been turning out to be very busy. From September to date we had 42 calls ranging from first aid calls to structure fires. Unfortunately, some structures were complete losses and others were 95% saves. Training is still going as planned. We are still trying to set up another structure for a spring time live training burn. Right now we have 1 firefighter enrolled to get her Fire Officer Level 1 (Brooke), 2 to get their Officer Lever 2 (myself and Tim) and one getting his Office Level 3 (Bill). We will be going to Alexandria to complete the testing for the officer courses. This past weekend we also had 2 pass the ice/water rescue call training as well. 

We have one new recruit start this past Wednesday. Usually we do not take on new recruits this time of year but he was very keen on wanting to join. 

Propane provider has been switched from Superior Propane to Propane Solutions. They were able to provide us with a cheaper price and with both propane and the tank rentals. 

Other than the amount of calls and training, no major problems. All going smoothly. 

Motion 07/01/19: Motion to accept: Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

10. Waste Facility, Presented by Don Boyce 

Possibility of bringing in a loader to remove snow and shovel out the gates so they open/close properly. Recycling bins are overflowing with plastic; not much cardboard. As the divider between these 2 bins can be adjusted, Don will discuss with LTL when the bins are next emptied and possibly adjust the bin sizes at that time. Batteries on the generators are also not charging and holding in the cold. Don is going to suggest a small solar panel charger. 

Motion 08/01/19: Motion to accept: Ryan Lotas, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

11. Fire Number Report – Stephen Garstin, Fire Number Installer 

No report. 

12. Adjournment Motion 09/01/19: Motion to adjourn – Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Meeting adjourned 

Minutes of the Meeting – September 18, 2018

  1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM.

Present:  LSB Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer), Don Boyce (Chair),

Directors:  Sacha Torkkeli, BJ Kapush, Chris Hansen, Carly Hackborn (Recreation Coordinator

Fire Services: Darren Auld

Guests:  Lorenz Bosinger, Bobbi Gillies, Barb Sato, Lloyd Kivinen, Charlotte Kivinen, Linda Braun, Tuija Puiras, Dale Smith, Petra Kapush, Donna Garstin, Ryan Lotas, Betty Dillabough, Jessica Araya, Toni Johnson, Ken Dixon

2. Agenda
Motion 01/09/18 

- Motion to accept the Agenda
- Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by BJ Kapush. Adopted.

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
Motion 02/09/18
- Moved by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

4. Business Arising from June 19, 2018 Minutes – update on possible hockey rink.  It will be addressed by the new Board in the new year in October 2018.  Cost of it will need to be built into next year’s budget.  

5. Financial Reports
Motion 03/09/18

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

6. Correspondence – Letter via email from Suzanne Mosley regarding the Lappe Lantern.  It was discussed among the board and community present.  It was decided to keep the Lantern at 3 issues per year, with dates of mid-September, December 1 and March 1.  A balance of advertising and content is needed; the addition of more pages is fine with prior approval from the Secretary/Treasurer (who will then advise the Board) before proceeding with additional costs.  Advertising premiums will increase 30%, rounded to the nearest dollar, effective October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019.  A request for more editorial content on positive information/stories/recipes from local residents, not local business’ – more of a grassroots approach to the editorials to make it a more community based paper.  Suzanne’s contract with the Lappe & Area Local Service Board will be viewed in the new fiscal year.  

7. New Business   

AON was out on September 11 to review the policy.  A commercial representative met with Bonnie Buck (Secretary/Treasurer), Carly Hackborn (Recreation Director/Director) and Lorenze Bosinger (Deputy Fire Chief).  It was noted the existing policy has not been reviewed for approximately 10 years so there are some drastic changes in equipment, liability, etc since its last review.  We are awaiting a quote for AON on with the updates.  

It was noted and suggested by Linda Braun of the MNDM that the Lappe & Area Local Services Board need to have a 1st meeting with the newly elected Board as soon as possible to October 1.  This may involved moving the Election meeting to the 1st of October, with a meeting of the new Board to follow, then regular meetings will follow every 3rd Tuesday afterwards.  The year runs from October 1 to September 30.  This 1st meeting would be to sign by-laws, review the insurance for the year – all that come into effect October 1.  

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

It has been going well.  T-ball was delayed until next year as all the equipment needs to be replaced (due to age and deterioration of it.  It is expense so its cost will be added into next year’s budget. Dance is starting next week for kids 4-10 years of age.  Thursday night 6-8:45pm.  9 classes on Thursdays with a recital in December.  Another lead for Gymnastics will start in January.  Otherwise everything else is the same as last year.  There are 4 birthday parties booked from now until the end of October and 1 wedding reception.

Motion 04/09/18    Accepted by BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen.  Adopted


9. Emergency Services Report -Presented by Darren Auld

So far this years up towards 80 calls, everything from structure fires to medical calls.  One structure fire in East Gorham, 4 trailers and 10 cars were lost.  Another mutual call in Kaministiquia where a structure was lost.  Otherwise pretty straight forward calls.

Training year has commenced.  One new recruit with another possibly coming on board.  Six of our Firefighters attended Fire Con, MFPA Certification for a couple and others were brushing up on their fire and rescue techniques.  Another of our Firefighters was an instructor in auto extrication.

In the beginning of August, Bill Pottruff and I attended the International Fire Chief Conference in Dallas Texas.  Bill, our training officer, did a presentation, based on Volunteerism in your community.  The feedback was excellent as he had people approach him immediately afterwards to get tips on what to do in their departments.

Not only is Lappe Fire Department known in Canada and the US but soon to be known in Bolovia.  One of our own, Jessica Araya, is going to train their volunteer firefighters.  She has applied and been accepted through Firefighters without Borders.

We have acquired a burn structure at Trout Lake so will be doing training sessions in the structure and on it this fall between now and November prior to its burn date.

Rescue 83 is now fully outfitted and in full service.  It has become a vital piece of service to our department and community.

Motion 05/09/18 Accepted by Chris Hansen seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted.

10. Transfer Site/Waste Facility

Nothing to report

11. Fire Number Report 

Nothing to report


  12. Adjournment Motion 08/05/18 to adjourn – BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen.  Adopted

                Meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM.  


NEXT MEETING – October 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Minutes of the Election Meeting – September 18, 2018

  1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:02 PM

  Present:  LSB:   Bonnie Buck(Secretary/Treasurer), Darren Auld (Fire Chief)

Guests: Don Boyce,  Carly Hackborn, Chris Hansen, Sacha Torkkeli, BJ Kapush, Lorenze Bosinger, Bobbi Gillies, Barb Sato, Lloyd Kiivinen, Charlotte Kiivinen, Linda Braun, Tuija Puiras, Dale Smith, Petra Kapush, Donna Garstin, Ryan Lotas, Betty Dillabough, Jessica Araya, Toni Johnson, Ken Dixon

Motion 01/09/18 

- Motion to accept the Agenda
- Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

Election Meeting 2018-19

Bonnie Buck called for the nominations to fill the 5 Director positions:

BJ Kapush was nominated by Carly Hackborn.  Seconded by Don Boyce

Don Boyce was nominated by Lloyd Kiivinen. Seconded by Bobbi Gillies

Chris Hansen was  nominated Don Boyce.  Seconded by Darren Auld

Ryan Lotas was nominated by Sacha Torkkeli.  Seconded by BJ Kapush

Carly Hackborn was nominated by Donna Garstin.  Seconded by Don Boyce

Sacha Torkkeli was nominated by Ryan Lotas.  Seconded by Carly Hackborn

Refusal to accept nomination: Sacha Torkkeli

Election Meeting 2018-19 for Chair:

Bonnie Buck called for nominations to fill the position of Chair of the Board:

Chris Hansen was nominated by Don Boyce – Refused nomination

Carly Hackborn was nominated by Ryan Lotas, accepted

Don Boyce was nominated by Chris Hansen, accepted

Ballots were distributed and tallied.  Don Boyce was appointed the Chair for 2018-19 Fiscal Year

Motion 02/02/18 Motion to destroy ballots after count by Carly Hackborn, seconded Chris Hansen.  Adopted.

Directors for 2018-19 Fiscal Year:

BJ Kapush, Chris Hansen, Carly Hackborn, Ryan Lotas 

Don Boyce, Chair

Adjournment – motion to adjourn by Chris Hansen, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted

Meeting adjourned at 7:25 PM.

Minutes of the Meeting – June 19, 2018

  1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.

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

Fire Services: Darren Auld

Guests:  Lorenz Bosinger

2. Agenda
Motion 01/06/18 

- Motion to accept the Agenda
- Moved by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
Motion 02/06/18
- Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted.

4. Business Arising from May 15, 2018 Minutes BJ Kapush asked Don Boyce if a meeting was held with LTL regarding the Trout Lake Transfer Site.  Don confirmed no meeting had taken place as of today due to time restraints on his part.

5. Financial Reports
Motion 03/06/18

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen . Adopted. 

6. Correspondence

Lakehead School Division, Joint Use Agreement, signatures obtained and moving forward.  It was suggested by Linda Braun to re-visit this contract in the first Board meeting in September to make the current Board aware of its effective dates.

7. New Business

Discussion on possible development of a hockey rink at the Lappe Ski Centre.  Ideas such as getting Community involvement in the form of fundraising, volunteer hours.  We need funding for its development which will need to be built into the 2018-19 Budget.  Don Boyce will contact Tuija and Tim Puiras to determine if it is feasible to use their facility for the hockey rink.  A suggestion of calling a meeting during the summer months for further discussion, if warranted.          

Confirmed the Election Meeting will be held Tuesday, September 18 at 7PM

Bonnie Buck, Secretary/Treasurer, provided and update on internet issues in the office.  Dave Costello with the School Board has OK’d installation of fibre into the LSB office, connecting off the current line in use at GWS.

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

The year-end soccer party is this week, pizza/popsicles and drinks will be provided as well as thank you for volunteer and coaching staff.  T-ball may be starting September to mid-October.  There is one birthday party scheduled this month.  Volleyball is coming to an end this week and the stage will be set up for Graduation scheduled for June 28.

Motion 04/06/18    Accepted by Chris Hansen, seconded by Sacha Torkkeli.  Adopted

9. Emergency Services Report -Presented by Darren Auld

Swiftwater Canoe Rescue Training was held and went well.  There was an injury and she is still off work – dislocation of her ring finger.

A meeting with the OFM went very well, the new regulations for community risk assessment was discussed.  As well, we touched base on hazards (roads, lakes, rivers, planes, bridges, gas line) – any places that if lost, would have a financial impact on the community.

R-83 is out of service at the moment due to a broken wire, awaiting to take it in for warranty repair.

New SCBA’s were just picked up; they will be used in training first before going into service.

The Open House went very well, Best turnout so far!

Motion 05/06/18 Accepted by BJ Kapish; seconded by Chris Hansen.  Adopted.

10. Transfer Site/Waste Facility

Presented by Don Boyce.  No meeting with LTL yet but plan on it within the next few weeks.  BJ Kapush will attend, time permitting, with Don.  BJ Kapush confirmed the road has been gravelled and graded.

Motion 06/06/18 Accepted by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Carly Hackborn.  Adopted

11. Fire Number Report 

Nothing to report


  12. Adjournment Motion 08/05/18 to adjourn – BJ Kapush, seconded by Chris Hansen.  Adopted

                Meeting adjourned at 7:35 PM.  

NEXT MEETING – September 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Minutes of the Meeting – March 20, 2018

  1. Call to Order

       The Meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM.

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

        Fire Services: Darren Auld

        Regrets: Chris Hansen

Guests:  Lorenz Bosinger, Thayna Niivila, Erin Kahkonen, Kristi Taraboccmia, Kathy Wickstrom, D. Tuomi, Ryan Lotas, Pia          Hoxell, Shannon Hoxell, Terri Kuokkanen

2 . Agenda
     Motion 14/03/18 by Don Boyce

    - Motion to accept the Agenda
    - Moved by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
    Motion 15/03/18 - Moved by Carly Hackborn, seconded by BJ Kapush. Adopted.

4. Business Arising from March 6, 2018 Minutes – Cell phones for Fire Department were reviewed and 1 phone was         discharged from service as it was no longer needed


5. Financial Reports
    Motion 16/03/18    

    - Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

    - Moved by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

  Motion 17/03/18 Motion to approve the 2016-17 Audit Draft.  Moved by Carly Hackborn, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted 

6. Correspondence – none


7. New Business    


a)      Motion 18/03/18 – Motion to approve contract between Suzanne Chaval and LLSB for Editorial duties with Lappe Lantern.  

Moved by BJ Kapush, seconded by Sacha Torkkeli.  Adopted.    

b)     Motion 19/03/18 – Motion to accept all advertising is paid for in the Lappe Lantern with exception of announcements, at the Board’s discretion.  Moved by Sacha Torkelli, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted

c)     Community Centre Steering Committee

Idea Stage ONLY.  Carly Hackborn is heading the desired Steering Committee, which will be created by volunteers to investigate the pros and cons of a goal of future development of a community centre.  This is a Focus Group.  Carly will place a notice in the May issue of the Lappe Lantern of a meeting in May for the public to attend and discuss the possibilities.  A possible survey will be distributed at such meeting on where the community feels the needs are.

d)      The Gorham Ware Poker Rally was a huge success!  The group presented the LLSB with a cash donation of $950.00.  This money will be discussed at a future meeting with the possibility of it going to the purchase of updated equipment for the Recreation Department.

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

Soccer is ramping up.  Emails are sent out and posters are hung.  There are 2 registration nights:  Tuesday, April 3 6:30-7:30pm and Thursday, April 12 6:30-7:30pm.  If you Coach, your child gets a $5 registration fee.  Accepting all ages, depending on enrollment, decides on the teams and child placement.  Looking at possible Volunteer hours for high school students to assist.

        There are 2 birthday parties in April booked.  

        Motion 20/03/18    Accepted by Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted


9. Emergency Services Report -Presented by Darren Auld

AJ Ricco stepped down after 5 years as a Volunteer with the Department.  There are currently 20 Volunteers, with 3 possible recruits in September.  

The Fire Department has acquired a burn structure for training exercises.  This is planned for the end of March/beginning of April.

Motion 21/03/18 Accepted by Carly Hackborn, seconded by Sacha Torkkeli.  Adopted.


10. Transfer Site/Waste Facility

Nothing to report.

Motion 22/03/18 Accepted by Carly Hackborn, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted


11. Fire Number Report

Nothing to report


  12. AdjournmentMotion 23/03/18 to adjourn – Sacha Torkkeli, seconded by BJ Kapush.  Adopted

                Meeting adjourned at 8:25 PM.  



NEXT MEETING – April 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM




Minutes of the Meeting – March 6, 2018

  1. Call to Order

The Meeting was called to order at 7:06 PM.

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

                Fire Services: Darren Auld

 Regrets:  BJ Kapush

Guests:  Lorenz Bosinger

2.  Agenda
     Motion 02/03/18 by Don Boyce

    - Motion to accept the Agenda
    - Moved by Chris Hansen, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted.

a)   Minutes of Previous Meeting

Motion 03/03/18 -    Motion to accept the By-Election and Regular meeting minutes of January 16                                             Moved by Carly Hackborn, seconded by Chris Hansen. Adopted.

3. Business Arising from January 16, 2018 Minutes

Use of Land for Heli Pad, Trout Lake Campers Association – Contract signed.

Level of Service – Fire Department, Contract signed changing the level of service

4.  Financial Reports
     Motion 04/03/18    

- Motion to approve the Financial Reports. 

- Moved by Sacha Torkkelli, seconded by Carly Hackborn. Adopted. 

- 2016-17 Audit Draft was distributed to the Board for review and discussion at March 20 meeting

5.  Correspondence

Cross country ski Nationals held March 12-18, Thank you letter from Erika North, City of Thunder Bay notice of transfer site rate increase, Letter from Lappe Nordi Ski Area of possible use of the Chalet for community use

6.  New Business    

a) CRA Information/Accessiblity update

Motion 05/03/18 – update Secretary/Treasurer and Directors with CRA to represent LLSB.   Bonnie Buck and Chris Hansen to be listed as contact people with accessibility to LLSB accounts.

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

b) Fire Number Policy      

    Motion 06/03/18 Reviewed and accepted the revised policy as developed by Stephen Garstin

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



























Ware Local Roads Board


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 opp.ca.  
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 https://www.firesmartcanada.ca/
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 ian.monteith@ontario.ca.




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 https://www.mpac.ca/Municipalities.

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


Emergency Services: 

Hi everyone, I am the newly appointed Fire Chief of the Lappe Volunteer Fire Department - Darren Auld.  

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The Lappe Fire Department is always continuing to advance our skills to serve the community in our best way.  We are dedicated towards helping protect our homes and community and focus not only on active training, but, also fire prevention.  

If you live in northwestern, northern or central Ontario, you must follow certain rules to have an outdoor fire.  By law, you require a fire permit to burn wood, brush, leaves and grass during the fire season (April 1 - October 31) unless you follow all the rules outlined below and:

- Conditions allow it to burn safely until extinguished

- You take all necessary steps to tend, control and extinguish the fire

- You are not having an open fire in a restricted fire zone

If you do not burn safely or burn material without a permit when one is needed, you can be fined and held responsible for the cost of putting out the fire and for any damage incurred. Please visit www.ontario.ca/page/wildfire-protection for more information.


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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:  kcauto.ca   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

Website: kcauto.ca

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  rantacontracting@gmail.com   website  rantacontracting.ca    

Ranta Contracting Inc.

3143 Dog Lake Road

Gorham Ontario


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

email rantacontracting@gmail.com

website rantacontracting.ca


      Dog Lake Firewood:           Website:            http://doglakefirewood.myshopify.com            

      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

     email: stephen@garstin.ca                    

     Website:  www.garstin.ca


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 smuller@tbaytel.net if interested in being a part of our community page or advertising with us.



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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 lapperecreation@tbaytel.net 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 timberbeetle@gmail.com


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 chippermon@gmail.com  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 timberbeetle@gmail.com








Transfer site requirements, restrictions and recycling guidelines



 Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Cans and Glass   can all be recycled at the Transfer site. 

 Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Cans and Glass

 can all be recycled at the Transfer site. 

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                

Summer Hours:                                                                     Winter Hours:
April 16th to October 15
Wednesday 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm                                             October 16 to April 15
Saturday     1:00 pm to 4:00 pm                                             Saturdays 1:00 - 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)

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. 












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 www.tbdssab.ca 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.



Recreation Hub  "Funding Letter for Community Support"



2032 A Kam Current Road   Gorham  ON P7G 0K5
Phone: 807-768-4350   Fax: 807-768-0900



August 29, 2018

The Lappe & Area Local Services Board is eligible to apply for funding through the Rural Economic Development Program.  It’s a great opportunity as its rare for an LSB to be eligible for any type of funding.   The Board of Directors have decided to apply in the Planning Stage only, for funding in the possible development of a Recreational “Hub” in our Area.  This recreational area has multiple possibilities for use, which will be decided in the future, if we secure funding through this program.

We require the support of our community to apply for this Grant, in the way of a signature from our residents.  All we need at this point is support that “yes, I feel a Community Recreation Area would benefit our community’” .  If we are approved, the LSB will move forward in the planning stage – searching for land placement, clearing, prep, etc.

I will remind everyone again, its planning stage ONLY, and we hope to get community support to investigate (with financial help from the RED grant) the possibility of creating and building a Recreation Area for the community to use – this could include skating/hockey rink, soccer field, baseball diamond, playground, etc. – all which will be decided at a later date.

If you agree and want to support our idea of betterment, can you please sign the attached letter and return it to me at the LSB office by September 15, 2018.  lappeservicesboard@tbaytel.net

And, of course, if you have any questions, please contact me at 807 768-4350, at the LSB office.

Thank you.

Bonnie Buck                        


Lappe and Area Local Service Board    



September 15, 2018

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is in support of the Lappe & Area Local Services Board of 2032A Kam Current Road, Gorham Ontario in a Community Improvement plan which includes the planning of a Community Recreation “Hub” area.

The Lappe & Area Local Services Board currently does not have a designated area for this family-oriented community to use.  The implementation of such development would benefit the community.  These include, but are not limited to health benefits for our children, promote fitness, team support, socialization for inclusion and diversity.

I verify I am a current permanent resident and/or own property in the Lappe & Area Local Services Board,  am a Canadian citizen and over 18 years of age.

Thank you.


Signature   ____________________________


Print Name ____________________________


Address      ____________________________



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) 768-0900

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

Email:  lappeservicesboard@tbaytel.net

Website: www.lappe.ca

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