Halloween

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police “E” Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on Friday April 13, 2018. RCMP are investigating after receiving two complaints that pins were found in children’s Halloween candy in Iqaluit. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Iqaluit RCMP investigating reports of pins found in Halloween candy

Two seperate complaints made on consecutive days

 

Kaelen Coles-Lyster is an avid Maple Ridge cyclist and has competed in the last few Pumpkin Cross events. (Chris Dutton/Special to The News)

Professional cyclists and a lot of costumes at Maple Ridge’s Pumpkin Cross

The Oct. 30 event had over 200 racers competing in the mud

 

Residents at Baillie House celebrated Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge care home puts the party in Halloween

Residents at Baillie House got their costumes on to celebrate

  • Nov 2, 2022

 

A screenshot from a police-provided video taken near South Delta Secondary School on Oct. 31, 2022 shows fireworks being shot by a large gathering of youths. Delta police are investigating possible assaults and property damage from the night. (Screenshot/Delta Police Department)

VIDEO: Delta police investigating fireworks-involved assaults after Halloween gathering

Police say hundreds of youth gathered on Oct. 31, causing property damage and targeting pedestrians

A screenshot from a police-provided video taken near South Delta Secondary School on Oct. 31, 2022 shows fireworks being shot by a large gathering of youths. Delta police are investigating possible assaults and property damage from the night. (Screenshot/Delta Police Department)
Example of THC products that look like candy but include psychoactive cannabis ingredients. (Richmond RCMP handout)

Child accidentally eats THC candy in Halloween bag, prompting warning from Richmond RCMP

The child was transported to a local area hospital by her parents after she became sick

Example of THC products that look like candy but include psychoactive cannabis ingredients. (Richmond RCMP handout)
Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)

RV fire on Halloween night in Maple Ridge unrelated to fireworks

Fireworks cause minor incidents in Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows

Maple Ridge Fire and Rescue responded to an RV fire on Halloween night. (The News files)
Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct 31 is a time for candy, costumes and scary movies

Do you know the correct name for these carved pumpkins? (Pixaby)
Five people were stabbed in two separate incidents Saturday night (Oct. 29), according to the Vancouver Police Department. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke

5 people sent to hospital from overnight Vancouver stabbings

Incidents occurred in less than an hour, police say

Five people were stabbed in two separate incidents Saturday night (Oct. 29), according to the Vancouver Police Department. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Rourke
Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

World leaders grieve deadly Halloween crowd surge in Seoul

At least 151 people were killed Saturday night

Police officers inspect the scene where people died and were injured in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, after a mass of mostly young people celebrating Halloween festivities in Seoul became trapped and crushed as the crowd surged into a narrow alley. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
The pumpkin carving and scavenger hunt contests are open to all ages, with minors requiring a parent or guardian present. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Haney Place Mall hosts Halloween scavenger hunt and pumpkin carving contest

Voting for the pumpkin carving contest will take place from Oct. 29-30

The pumpkin carving and scavenger hunt contests are open to all ages, with minors requiring a parent or guardian present. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Ridge Meadows RCMP had some fun with Halloween on Friday, Oct. 28. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Safety tips for trick-or-treaters in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Ridge Meadows RCMP spoofs Scooby-Doo in hunt for pumpkin thief

Ridge Meadows RCMP had some fun with Halloween on Friday, Oct. 28. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Dave Lord has been building up his Ghostbusters Halloween display for three years, with the new additions for 2022 including a Slimer figure and a large Ghostbusters fire hall cutout. (Dave Lord/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge neighbours team up to collect Halloween donations

The displays at 236 Street and Bryant Drive will be accepting food bank donations

Dave Lord has been building up his Ghostbusters Halloween display for three years, with the new additions for 2022 including a Slimer figure and a large Ghostbusters fire hall cutout. (Dave Lord/Special to The News)
George Burnside shows off his own personalized hell on wheels, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe. For the soft-spoken chef, the vehicle has become a tool to overcome his alcoholism. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

B.C. man drives scary clown car to his own personal redemption story

George Burnside’s vintage vehicle brings out the joy of Halloween, anchors his battle with alcoholism

George Burnside shows off his own personalized hell on wheels, a 1965 Ford Fairlane 500 Sport Coupe. For the soft-spoken chef, the vehicle has become a tool to overcome his alcoholism. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A group of young men shoot off fireworks on Halloween in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

British-Chinese cultural mash-up may explain B.C.’s fondness for Halloween fireworks

While fireworks remain a noisy Halloween fixture, they are now often subject to regulation or bans

A group of young men shoot off fireworks on Halloween in Vancouver, on Saturday, October 31, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The annual Pumpkin Cross will take place for the first time at Albion Fairgrounds on Oct. 30. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)

Costumed cyclists racing in Maple Ridge park

The 2022 Pumpkin Cross event will take place on Oct. 30 at Albion Fairgrounds

The annual Pumpkin Cross will take place for the first time at Albion Fairgrounds on Oct. 30. (Scott Robarts/Special to The News)
The Oct. 31 sunset will occur before 6 p.m., meaning that many kids will be out trick-or-treating even earlier. (Homer News photo)

Ridge Meadows RCMP release safety tips for Halloween

Pedestrians are 43% more likely to be fatally hit on Halloween says UBC study

The Oct. 31 sunset will occur before 6 p.m., meaning that many kids will be out trick-or-treating even earlier. (Homer News photo)
12795 227A St. in Maple Ridge, otherwise known as Alouette Cemetery, makes a yearly display for Halloween and gathers donations for Katie’s Place animal shelter. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Must-see Halloween displays in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

From delightful to deranged, these are the must-see homes this spooky season

12795 227A St. in Maple Ridge, otherwise known as Alouette Cemetery, makes a yearly display for Halloween and gathers donations for Katie’s Place animal shelter. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
A woman walks past a Halloween shop in Montreal, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Quebec’s professional order of nurses is launching a shock campaign this Halloween to encourage Quebecers to ditch their sexy nurse costumes for real uniforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Quebec’s nursing order launches campaign to stop Halloween objectification of nurses

Campaign aims to sensitize people about how nurses are portrayed, present realistic image

A woman walks past a Halloween shop in Montreal, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Quebec’s professional order of nurses is launching a shock campaign this Halloween to encourage Quebecers to ditch their sexy nurse costumes for real uniforms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Purely Wicked boutique owner Kim Goodhue and “shop kitty” Minoux are shown in a handout photo. Witches say social media platforms such as TikTok are conjuring a boom for businesses offering magical wares, services and education. Goodhue says her brick-and-mortar witchy boutique in St. Thomas, Ont., welcomes all comers, from practitioners who want to learn more about a particular kind of magic to fans of Harry Potter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Barb Weir/Purely Wicked **MANDATORY CREDIT**

Double, double toil and hustle: ‘WitchTok’ conjures magic business boom

Social media feeds thriving online market for spell jars, magical liquids and witch kits

Purely Wicked boutique owner Kim Goodhue and “shop kitty” Minoux are shown in a handout photo. Witches say social media platforms such as TikTok are conjuring a boom for businesses offering magical wares, services and education. Goodhue says her brick-and-mortar witchy boutique in St. Thomas, Ont., welcomes all comers, from practitioners who want to learn more about a particular kind of magic to fans of Harry Potter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Barb Weir/Purely Wicked **MANDATORY CREDIT**
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Why do we carve pumpkins on Halloween?

Modern Halloween is derived from the Irish festival, “Samhain,’ which marks the…

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