Saturday , 23 October 2021

Trick or Treat curfews for Lakeland communities

Kids will be blitzing the streets tonight to Trick or Treat.

Parents, be advised of the Trick or Treat times in your community.

In Bonnyville and Elk Point, the curfew times are from 4:00-7:00pm. (In Bonnyville kids under 18 can trick or treat after curfew as long as they are accompanied by an adult).

In St. Paul, the Trick or Treat times are from 5:00-8:00pm.

There is no curfew time for the City of Cold Lake.

Alberta RCMP give Halloween Safety Tips

Ghosts, ghouls and other creatures that go “bump” in the night will be out roaming the streets very soon. The Alberta RCMP remind road users to be aware of spooky creatures and other pedestrians who may cross their paths.

We’ve got some tips to follow to ensure a safe and fun Halloween for everyone, both drivers and unicorns alike!

  • Encourage children to wear a light coloured costume or attach adhesive reflective strips to dark costumes to be more visible to cars.
  • Masks and hood can obstruct vision. Face paint is a great alternative that allows your child to see clearly.
  • Cross at crosswalks and follow traffic rules and signals. Do not cut out from between cars or cross busy streets without an intersection.
  • Travel with parents, guardians or in a trusted group if you are older.
  • It’s getting dark early – carry a flashlight or cell phone to help light your path.

Not everyone wants to participate in the Halloween fun!

  • Only approach houses with lights on.
  • Do not approach strangers or animals you don’t know. Animals can get spooked if they don’t know who you are.

If you’re driving in residential areas:

  • Be alert that trick-or-treaters may be on the sidewalks and streets.
  • If you’re wearing a costume, make sure it does not distract others or make you unable to drive safely.
  • Do not drive impaired under any conditions. Schedule a taxi, ride share or designated driver to get you home safely.
  • Pull in and out of driveways slowly. Always signal your intent and only proceed when it is safe to do so.

Follow these tips and trick or treat yo’self to a great Halloween! For more traffic safety tips, follow us @RCMPAlberta on Twitter and @RCMPinAlberta on Facebook.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.