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Halloween SafetyHalloween Safety
Dina's Weekly Feature


Halloween is almost here! On October 31st many trick or treaters will be going door to door to collect their goodies. While children anticipate a fun-filled time, we should all remember to practise safety on this night.

Here are ten safety tips from the Canada Safety Council:

1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.

3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighbourhoods.

4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.

5. Children should avoid stray animals.

6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.

7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.

8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.

9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.

10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighbourhood.


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