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Posted: October 24, 2020

Halloween Safety Tips from Elk Valley RCMP

By Cpl. Debra Katerenchuk

With respect to Halloween and COVID-19, please review the guidelines released by B.C. Centre for Disease Control.

Elk Valley RCMP would like to mention a few Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Know where your children are going trick-or-treating with and when they plan to return home.
  • Remind children to stay in their neighbourhoods.
  • Remind children of which houses they can go to for safety if they get scared.
  • Remind children to respect others’ property by staying off of lawns and gardens and avoiding houses with the lights off.


Drive slowly, especially in residential areas;

Approach intersections with extreme caution;

Limit distractions in your vehicle in case you need to react quickly;

If possible, avoid driving through subdivisions and areas full of trick-or-treaters.

Costume Tips

  • Wear light coloured or bring costumes, reflective tape and arm bands to increase visibility.
  • Wear properly fitted costumes to reduce your chance of tripping.

The Elk Valley RCMP wishes everyone a safe, treated-filled Halloween.

– Cpl. Debra Katerenchuk is a member of Elk Valley RCMP Detachment

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