Halloween

Halloween. (pxhere.com)

COVID-19 won’t spook away trick-or-treating if safety rules followed: health officers

Dr. Theresa Tam cautions, however, that parents should listen to local public health authorities

Halloween. (pxhere.com)
Halloween decorations and pumpkins are shown at a house in Montreal, Friday, November 1, 2019. A new poll suggests Canadians are divided about whether to let the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt their plans for upcoming holidays and seasonal events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadians divided over whether to let pandemic disrupt Halloween, holidays: Poll

About half of people will hand out candy, an equal number to those who will let their kids trick-or-treat

Halloween decorations and pumpkins are shown at a house in Montreal, Friday, November 1, 2019. A new poll suggests Canadians are divided about whether to let the COVID-19 pandemic disrupt their plans for upcoming holidays and seasonal events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has released tips for a COVID-safe Halloween this year. (pxhere.com)

B.C. CDC releases Thanksgiving, Halloween tips for COVID-safe fall celebrations

People who are quarantined or self-isolating are being told to leave their houses dark

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has released tips for a COVID-safe Halloween this year. (pxhere.com)
FILE – Halloween in Downtown Campbell River in 2019 had the streets crawling with young Trick or Treaters in costume like (from left) Summer, Lukas and Lola Knowles. Costume photos and prizes as well as other treats were offered by the Downtown BIA and its member businesses. (Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror)

Top 10 timely Halloween costumes: From Baby Yoda to Black Panther to ‘2020 Dumpster Fire’

2020, with its avalanche of news and pop culture, has yielded a particularly striking array of options for DIYers

FILE – Halloween in Downtown Campbell River in 2019 had the streets crawling with young Trick or Treaters in costume like (from left) Summer, Lukas and Lola Knowles. Costume photos and prizes as well as other treats were offered by the Downtown BIA and its member businesses. (Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror)
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(Photo: pottershouseofhorrors.com)
Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)

‘Alien invasion’: Strange webbing creeps in overnight in Agassiz,Harrison

Eerie webbing might be the result of a growth in moth population

Thick white webbing blanketed parts of Agassiz-Harrison early Tuesday (Sept.29) morning. The webbing seemed to form or fall only in certain areas around the area, and it’s not immediately clear why. (Contributed Photos/Caro Clark)
More than 1,000 parents and kids attended Halloween Fest 2019 that all the candy was gobbled up by the end of the night. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

B.C.’s top doctor encourages Halloween costumes to include masks

Dr. Bonnie Henry will soon be releasing guidelines on how to safely trick-or-treat this Halloween

More than 1,000 parents and kids attended Halloween Fest 2019 that all the candy was gobbled up by the end of the night. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)
Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)

VIDEO: COVID won’t dampen Lower Mainland woman’s Halloween spirit

Langley’s Tanya Reid posted video offering suggestions of how trick-or-treating might look for her

Halloween is too important an event to be cancelled because of COVID, says Langley’s Tanya Reid, who’s created a video to encourage safe ways of enjoying the festivities. (Facebook screengrab)
People wear costumes at a house decorated for Halloween in Walschleben near Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer

With trick-or-treating in doubt, experts say Halloween sales could be weak

Halloween sales could also serve as an indicator for what retailers might expect this Christmas

People wear costumes at a house decorated for Halloween in Walschleben near Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer
Art’s Nursery in Port Kells will kick off its sixth annual Scarecrow Festival Sept. 19 with more than 50 unique scarecrows on display. All monies raised will be donated to local charities. (Black Press Media file photo)

Art’s Scarecrow Festival to return in September

Sixth annual event will be different than previous events because of the pandemic

Art’s Nursery in Port Kells will kick off its sixth annual Scarecrow Festival Sept. 19 with more than 50 unique scarecrows on display. All monies raised will be donated to local charities. (Black Press Media file photo)
Trick or Treat on the Avenue in Oak Bay in 2017. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Should Halloween be permanently moved to a Saturday?

Petition to move Halloween to last Saturday of October more than 44,000 signatures strong

Trick or Treat on the Avenue in Oak Bay in 2017. (Keri Coles/News staff)
This video screen grab should not have been on the Now-Leader’s home page, argues Surrey councillor-elect Steven Pettigrew. What do you think? (Black Press TV)

LETTER: Disturbing Halloween imagery will keep me off website until after holiday is over

Surrey councillor-elect says photo showing woman dressed as zombie should never have been on home page

  • Oct 30, 2018
This video screen grab should not have been on the Now-Leader’s home page, argues Surrey councillor-elect Steven Pettigrew. What do you think? (Black Press TV)
Surrey teen forgoes the candy, spends Halloween collecting for food bank

Surrey teen forgoes the candy, spends Halloween collecting for food bank

Emma Wright collected items for her local food bank instead of trick-or-treating

Surrey teen forgoes the candy, spends Halloween collecting for food bank
MAP: Best places to trick-or-treat in Surrey

MAP: Best places to trick-or-treat in Surrey

Looking for the best place to trick-or-treat in Surrey? The city’s open data website has you covered

MAP: Best places to trick-or-treat in Surrey
Spooky Hack: Here’s where to find the best candy in your ‘hood

Spooky Hack: Here’s where to find the best candy in your ‘hood

Here’s where to go for Lower Mainland trick-or-treaters

Spooky Hack: Here’s where to find the best candy in your ‘hood
A picture of the train outside of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail in Cloverdale. (Trevor Beggs)

Heritage rail in Cloverdale creates Halloween fun for families

It was the third year in a row they hosted a Halloween event

A picture of the train outside of the Fraser Valley Heritage Rail in Cloverdale. (Trevor Beggs)