Halloween

A fire safety expert said this year was the worst he’s seen in the community for use of fireworks. (Black Press Media file)

LETTER: Pitt Meadows resident concerned about fireworks use

Longtime resident said this was the worst year in his memory for ignition of the hazards

  • Nov 3, 2021

 

Celebrate The Night was capped off by a professional fireworks display in Memorial Peace Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

One fine issued for discharging fireworks Halloween night

City of Maple Ridge gave 45 warnings, City of Pitt Meadows received three fireworks complaints

 

John McKeown, right, and his friend Darrin Lambert, decorated the front of his house with all sorts of scary characters to raise food and money donations for the Friends In Need Food Bank. (The News files)

Maple Ridge food bank to benenfit from spooky display

John McKeown will be donating $350 plus hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food

 

Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nature Conservancy says some spooky species get unfair bad rap at Halloween time

Bats, owls, spiders may be scary but experts say they’re helpful critters

Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)

QUIZ: Are you ready for Halloween thrills?

How much do you know about Halloween-themed chills and thrills?

Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)
(Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows RCMP goes ‘70s Copshow’ for Halloween

Maple Ridge detachment gets retro look for social media message

(Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Halloween-linked creatures’ spooky reputation hurts protection: conservation group

Stereotypes inhibit understanding of the importance of these creatures

The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Chef Dez offers up his scary good recipe for Halloween devilled eggs.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez conjurs up some Halloween treats

Paprika gives orange tint to devilled eggs, a change from all the candy

  • Oct 29, 2021
Chef Dez offers up his scary good recipe for Halloween devilled eggs.
Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

There are ways to minimize the risk of infection this Halloween

Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
FILE – A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Switching to LEDs could prevent frightening bills for Halloween mega displays: BC Hydro

More and more British Columbians are putting up ‘mega displays’ to make up for last year’s lacklustre holidays

FILE – A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Image by Sammy-Williams from Pixabay

Scary secrets: counting down 10 ‘hidden gem’ horror movies to watch on Halloween

Quite a few of these are terrifying films that will scare the living daylights out of you

Image by Sammy-Williams from Pixabay
Delia Chang uses bamboo and a string to lower candy down to trick-or-treaters at her home on Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Many parents are planning to let their children go trick-or-treating this year — but they may find fewer doors open than in pre-pandemic Halloweens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Poll: Canadians still reluctant to hand out Halloween candy due to pandemic

Leger survey finds fewer than half of Canadians will open doors to trick-or-treaters due to COVID-19

Delia Chang uses bamboo and a string to lower candy down to trick-or-treaters at her home on Halloween amid the COVID-19 pandemic, in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Many parents are planning to let their children go trick-or-treating this year — but they may find fewer doors open than in pre-pandemic Halloweens. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Terri Peacock and her 24-year-old daughter Miriah, with this years display. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Halloween displays light up the night in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Displays feature a pirate ship, graveyard, and giant spider

Terri Peacock and her 24-year-old daughter Miriah, with this years display. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Celebrate The Night in Memorial Peace Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Hundreds celebrate the night in Maple Ridge

The annual autumn festival took place in Memorial Peace Park

Celebrate The Night in Memorial Peace Park. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)

North America’s top Halloween candy choices revealed

14 years of sales data analyzed to reveal top 10 treats for trick-or-treaters

CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)
A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Supply shortage woes have Halloween shops scrambling for stock

COVID fears, supply chain issues making scary sales hard to come by

A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Darrin Lambert, left, and John McKeown are hoping people see their Halloween display and donate to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Skeletons, ghosts, and nightmarish fiends invade Maple Ridge house for Halloween

Donations being accepted for the Friends In Need Food Bank

Darrin Lambert, left, and John McKeown are hoping people see their Halloween display and donate to the Friends In Need Food Bank. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Museum curator Leslie Norman is inviting the brave out to the Museum After Dark scavenger hunt called Who Let The Dolls Out. (Special to The News)

Creepy dolls are taking over the Pitt Meadows Museum for Halloween

The annual Museum After Dark scavenger hunt is called MAD: Who Let The Dolls Out

Museum curator Leslie Norman is inviting the brave out to the Museum After Dark scavenger hunt called Who Let The Dolls Out. (Special to The News)
FILE – Alessandro Priolo slides a bag of candy to a young boy at his house on Halloween in Montreal, Saturday, October 31, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Trick-or-treat in small groups, bring back Halloween candy chutes this year: Dr. Henry

Many kids out trick-or-treating will be too young to be vaccinated

FILE – Alessandro Priolo slides a bag of candy to a young boy at his house on Halloween in Montreal, Saturday, October 31, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Party goers in Vancouver on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2020, in large crowds despite the ongoing pandemic. (Screenshot)

Crowds of hostile partiers, stabbings, a car fire: Vancouver police busy on Halloween weekend

Vancouver police responded to over 800 calls for service during a 24 hour time period

Party goers in Vancouver on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2020, in large crowds despite the ongoing pandemic. (Screenshot)