Halloween

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LETTER: Langley resident questions Halloween themes

In agreement with a previous letter writer, a local woman says it’s become too gory

  • Nov 14, 2021

 

Earth Ninjas harvested four bags of trash during a Halloween morning patrol of Fraser Highway in Aldergrove. Valerie York, Jocelyn Titus, Marie Puls stand behind York siblings Taylor and Kali, in the skeleton suit.(Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: A serial killer, a skeleton and scary redneck pick up trash in Aldergrove

Earth Ninjas holds second Halloween-themed trash pickup

 

A Brookswood resident bemoans the loss of some Halloween elements in favour of more shocking decorations. (Colleen Smith/Special to Black Press Media)

LETTER: Halloween becoming too gory for Langley resident

Ghosts and ghoblins replaced with blood and guts, letter writer said

  • Nov 3, 2021

 

A Pumpkin Walk held at Langley’s Demonstration Garden on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 by Langley Environmental Partners Society raised $400 for local food banks. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)

PHOTOS: Langley Pumpkin Walk hosted by environment group ‘a hit,’ says organizer

200 people visited raising $400 for local food banks

A Pumpkin Walk held at Langley’s Demonstration Garden on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 by Langley Environmental Partners Society raised $400 for local food banks. (Alexandra Falconer/Special to Langley Advance Times)
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)
A Walnut Grove resident is hoping a Halloween poem will help set the right tone for Oct. 31 activities. (Waste Management photo)

LETTER: Langley mom uses poetry to foster Halloween manners

One woman’s COVID-safety measures encouraged kids not to take more than their fair share of goodies

  • Oct 30, 2021
A Walnut Grove resident is hoping a Halloween poem will help set the right tone for Oct. 31 activities. (Waste Management photo)
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)
Aman Johal, a Grave Tales storyteller, leading a group around during the spooky walk in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)

Community invited to a spooky walk through Fort Langley

Grave Tales is on from now until Nov. 7.

Aman Johal, a Grave Tales storyteller, leading a group around during the spooky walk in 2019. (Aldergrove Star files)
Brinkworth Dungeon in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

LIST: Halloween happenings in Langley

In case you missed it, follow the link to a previous story

Brinkworth Dungeon in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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 30, 2021
Chef Dez offers up his scary good recipe for Halloween devilled eggs.
This marks the 21st Halloween for the Brinkworth Dungeon in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

WEB POLL: Taking part in Trick or Treating this year?

Are you taking kids out in costume, or giving out candy this Oct. 31?

  • Oct 29, 2021
This marks the 21st Halloween for the Brinkworth Dungeon in Murrayville. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A carved pumpkin ready to be put outside on Halloween. (Joan Lee/Special to The Star)

PHOTOS: pumpkins decorate the streets of Aldergrove

People in Aldergrove getting ready for all Hallow’s eve

A carved pumpkin ready to be put outside on Halloween. (Joan Lee/Special to The Star)
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
Vivian Gillard has been moonlighting as a seasonal associate at Spirit Halloween in Langley for the past nine years. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Moonlighting at a Langley Halloween shop

Local resident has been committed to seasonal job for the past nine years

Vivian Gillard has been moonlighting as a seasonal associate at Spirit Halloween in Langley for the past nine years. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times)
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
Young Brady enjoying his candy next to his mom (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Aldergrove kids enjoy fall event

Almost An Acre hosts free fall event, Saturday, Oct. 23.

Young Brady enjoying his candy next to his mom (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)
Town+Field Church is hosting Trunk or Treat at the church parking lot, where kids can fill their bags with Halloween treats in a safe, outdoor environment. This photo shows a family enjoying as past event. The community event has been held for at least 10 years. (Sara Hawthorne/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Trunk-or-Treat outdoor Halloween event returns to Langley

Town+Field Church is organizing the event in the church parking lot

Town+Field Church is hosting Trunk or Treat at the church parking lot, where kids can fill their bags with Halloween treats in a safe, outdoor environment. This photo shows a family enjoying as past event. The community event has been held for at least 10 years. (Sara Hawthorne/Special to Langley Advance Times)