RCMP Report: Get ready for Halloween

Halloween is fast approaching and the Clearwater RCMP would like to remind everyone to have a safe night

Halloween is fast approaching and the Clearwater RCMP would like to remind everyone to have a safe night. The following are a few easy steps from Health Canada that everyone can take to ensure they have a stress free Halloween!

Costume safety

October 31 can be a chilly night so make sure that costumes are loose enough to be worn over warm clothing but not so baggy or long that trick-or-treaters can trip over their costumes.

Trick-or-treaters should wear sturdy walking shoes.

Choose brightly-colored costumes that will be clearly visible to motorists. For greater visibility, add or incorporate reflective tape into the costume.

Makeup and face paint are better than wearing masks, which can restrict breathing and/or vision. If you choose to use a mask, make sure it is one that allows the child to see and breathe easily.

Swords, knives and similar accessories should be made of soft, flexible material.

Other tips!

Tell your children not to eat any goodies until you see them. Make sure that your children eat dinner before they set out, so they’ll be less tempted to eat their goodies along the way.

It might be a good idea for parents or children to take along a backpack to empty the goodies into if the trick-or-treat bags become too heavy.

Children should stay in well-lit areas and should only visit homes that have their outside lights turned on. Children should never go inside homes or cars.

 

Children should walk, not run, from house to house and stay on the sidewalk or at the side of the road. Make sure to cross roads at the corners and of course, look both ways!

 

 

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