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Halloween safety tips

The Wood Buffalo RCMP are reminding trick-or-treaters, parents, homeowners and drivers to be safe this Halloween.

Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald wanted to remind the community of some helpful tips ahead of a night of candy collecting.

“Carry a flashlight, wear reflective pieces on costumes, if wearing a mask make sure vision or hearing isn’t impaired, stay on sidewalks, cross on crosswalks, hold hands, know the trick-or-treating route being taken and stay in familiar neighborhoods,” said Deobald. 

She also noted that all candy should be checked to confirm it is from a reputable candy brand name company, and that it has not been tampered with.

To prepare for Halloween Corporal Deobald is reminding homeowners if they are participating in trick-or-treating to keep their homes well lit, keep pets indoors and away from trick-or-treaters, keep walkways obstacle free and only open the door if they are comforable.

Drivers are asked to be on high alert for children crossing roads. They are reminded to drive sober, avoid residential areas while trick-or-treaters are out and do not drive while wearing costumes that could impeded vision, hearing, or ability to operate a motor vehicle properly.

If you notice any suspicious activities, or witness any crimes you can contact  the Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4000.