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Advice for a safe and happy Halloween, from the OPP

With Halloween fast approaching, the OPP wants to remind parents and motorists to focus on the safety of children taking part in this exciting evening. Officers will be out in full force promoting the safety of “Trick or Treaters” and residents of our communities. While some believe Halloween is a time for pranks, these do qualify as mischief and can result in the responsible people facing criminal charges. This can result in court appearances and if convicted – a criminal record.

It can be very difficult to see trick or treaters after dark. Watch for children darting out from between parked cars or crossing the streets at unexpected locations. Parents are reminded to assign an older person to supervise young children as they make their rounds door-to-door. Discuss the route your children will take and advise them not to stray from it.

Police want parents to sit down and have a talk with their children. Make sure your kids can see and walk properly in their costumes. Advise your kids not to eat any candy until they get home and allow parents to inspect it. For more Halloween tips, head to the scary spider website at


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