Tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween
With trick or treating set for tonight, police are reminding us of some safety tips to make Halloween fun and safe for everyone.
Police suggest costumes that will not restrict a child's vision so that they can see what is around, and light coloured for increased visibility.
They also recommend that young children be accompanied by an adult and older children go out in groups of three or more and stay together.
Police urge motorists to drive with caution and be prepared to stop as children will be excited and their actions can be sudden and unpredictable.
That advice is especially important tonight with showers in the forecast that will make roadways slick and impair visibility.
It's not just road safety that's important, fire marshals across the province are urging families to include fire safety in their Halloween plans.
Fire officials recommend using battery-operated flameless candles or glow sticks in Halloween decorations, instead of real candles.
They say real candles increase the risk of a fire -- but if real candles are used, keep them away from anything that can burn and always put them out before leaving the room.
They also urge people to ensure electrical outlets are not overloaded with lighting or special effects.
From 610 CKTB have a fun and safe Halloween.