With the little Ghouls and Goblins hitting the streets for Halloween tonight, police are urging everyone to stay safe.
RCMP urge children trick or treating to follow important safety rules and travel in groups when going door to door.
Constable Debra Katerenchuk says its dangerous to go alone.
“Always use the buddy system, basically go with a trusted adult or a group of people,” Katerenchuk says. “Always let your parents know where you are going and for how long, that’s very important as well.”
Katerenchuk adds adults should go through their children’s candy for tampering.
“Always inspect the candy before eating it, don’t eat anything that’s not wrapped,” Katerenchuk says. “And for the younger ones and for the pets in the home, keep the candy away from them so they don’t end up chewing on stuff that they shouldn’t be.”
Katerenchuk says any unwrapped candy should be thrown out.
She also reminds children to follow all traffic rules and wear bright costumes or reflective stickers to stand out in the darkness.
– Constable Debra Katerenchuk, Elk Valley RCMP
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