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Posted: October 27, 2019

Halloween Safety Tips

By Cst. Debra Katerenchuk

“Double, double toil and trouble – Fire burn and caldron bubble.”

Halloween is upon us one again in the Elk Valley. RCMP would like to remind everyone to be careful and aware of the young children out there showing off their cool costumes. And of course, trick and treating for Halloween’s best candy.

Here are a few tips to help keep youngsters safe:

  • Never trick-or-treat alone. Always walk with an adult or a group of friends.
  • Make sure you can be seen. Wear reflective, bright colour costumes, or fasten reflective tape to your costume or bag. Avoid masks that restrict your vision – consider make up instead.
  • Only visit well-lit houses.
  • Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.
  • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.
  • Don’t trample through gardens or bushes. Always use pathways and sidewalks.

These are just a few of many common sense safety tips to keep in mind.

Homeowners, please keep your home and doorway well lit. Clear your sidewalks and pathways for safety.

Also, please avoid using open flames in any displays.

– Cst. Debra Katerenchuk is Elk Valley RCMP Media Relations Officer.

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