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

 

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

 

Members of Facebook group Fraser Valley Pugs gathered in Fort Langley to a networking event and raised money for Mission’s SAINT animal sanctuary. (Photos by Mary Freeman)

Pugs dress up for Halloween

Families helped a recently started club raise money for an animal sanctuary

 

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)
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 zoo’s amphitheatre has been transformed into gourd-ville and ready for photos. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)

Zoo hosting ‘fang-tastic’ 2-day event

Saturday and Sunday season-themed festivities feature facepainting, crafts, and a photo contest

The zoo’s amphitheatre has been transformed into gourd-ville and ready for photos. (Greater Vancouver Zoo/Special to The Star)
Daniel Hoodikoff with her sister, who was diagnosed with a rare disease years ago. Hoodikoff is raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Daniel Hoodikoff with her sister, who was diagnosed with a rare disease years ago. Hoodikoff is raising funds for BC Children’s Hospital. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Good ‘witch’ Sarah Murdock, Toy Central owner and ‘Chewie,’ the store cat, will be welcoming participants in an Aldergrove mini-pumpkin hunt leading up to ‘Trick or Treat the Town’ on Halloween when local trick-or-treaters can make the rounds of local businesses. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A hunt for mini-pumpkins in Aldergrove

Lead-up to Halloween event by merchants for kids

Good ‘witch’ Sarah Murdock, Toy Central owner and ‘Chewie,’ the store cat, will be welcoming participants in an Aldergrove mini-pumpkin hunt leading up to ‘Trick or Treat the Town’ on Halloween when local trick-or-treaters can make the rounds of local businesses. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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 Belladonna family came from Coquitlam to enjoy Aldor Acres' pumpkin patch. They said they loved petting animals, the most. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Aldor Acres pumpkin patch draws thousands

Hay wagon rides at the family farm are the most popular, but there is so much more

The Belladonna family came from Coquitlam to enjoy Aldor Acres' pumpkin patch. They said they loved petting animals, the most. (Tanmay Ahluwalia/Langley Advance Times)
HalloweenTown is at 20504 43rd Ave. and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Nov. 1. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Halloween calendar: Scare up some fun around Langley

Know of a cool or creepy Halloween display? Send us details to datebook@langleyadvancetimes.com

HalloweenTown is at 20504 43rd Ave. and is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until Nov. 1. (Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Debbie Biggin (left) and her sister-in-law Sherry Soderholm (centre) and Soderholm’s grandson Hunter Summerton (right), seen outside the family’s ‘Halloween Town’ display 20504 43rd Avenue. It is open till ‘around 10 p.m.” every night through Halloween.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: ‘Halloween Town’ returns to Langley

Huge display near George Preston is part of three-decade-old family tradition

Debbie Biggin (left) and her sister-in-law Sherry Soderholm (centre) and Soderholm’s grandson Hunter Summerton (right), seen outside the family’s ‘Halloween Town’ display 20504 43rd Avenue. It is open till ‘around 10 p.m.” every night through Halloween.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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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Caramel apples are prepared in New York in October 2020. Homemade caramel apples are surprisingly easy to make. You can use whatever apples you like, as long as they are firm and crisp (Cheyenne M. Cohen via AP)

Halloween Caramel Apples: an easy, fun treat amid the candy

Homemade caramel apples are surprisingly easy to make, and purely joyful

Caramel apples are prepared in New York in October 2020. Homemade caramel apples are surprisingly easy to make. You can use whatever apples you like, as long as they are firm and crisp (Cheyenne M. Cohen via AP)
B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians to spend $224M on Halloween this year

Hello Safe says across Canada Halloween budget is up 28 per cent from last year

B.C. residents are expected to spend a total of $224 million on Halloween this year, with around a quarter of that going toward candy alone. (Black Press Media file photo)
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