The Bonnyville RCMP is reminding everyone that a safe Halloween makes for a fun one. As kids take to the streets trick-or-treating dressed in their costumes, local police are hoping they and adults in town will help make it a safe and fun night. Bonnyville RCMP Staff Sergeant Sarah Parke says trick-or-treaters should stay together and look out for each other.
“If it’s an older group of children that are old enough not to have an adult go with them; We encourage them to go out in groups of two or three. Make sure they stay together and nobody gets left behind or lost.”
Parke also recommends young ones go through their candy with mom and dad to make sure it’s safe to eat. Drivers are also being cautioned ahead of time. Parke says anyone out driving on Halloween should be alert and drive slow.
“Obviously we’d like them to go a little bit slower. Even if that means going a little bit slower than the speed limit. Watch for excited kids that may jump out into traffic because they are going to be excited, rushing to get from house to house.”
The town has set up a curfew of 7 pm for children without parents or guardians. The Bonnyville RCMP says kids can drop by the detachment office between 4 and 6 pm to grab a treat from Constable Letang.