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Have a safe Hallowe’en

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As Hallowe’en approaches, communities throughout the region are preparing for a night when our streets will be filled with thousands of young ghosts and goblins.

Parents and children are reminded of some simple safety tips for trick-or-treaters:

  • Be visible—wear bright colours and reflective tape, and carry a flashlight or glow stick;
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic;
  • Be respectful of people’s property;
  • Don’t trick-or-treat alone—walk in a group or with a trusted adult);
  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering, and don’t eat candy until you get home;
  • Stay in well-lit, familiar areas and neighbourhoods; and
  • Wear well-fitted, warm clothing—avoid costumes with baggy sleeves and long hems to minimize the risk of contact with candles, getting caught on objects, and falls.

Have fun and stay safe!

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