The chance of rain in the forecast shouldn’t dampen the spirits of eager trick or treaters in the pursuit of Halloween goodies. With children out in area communities, motorists are reminded to take extra caution and watch for children crossing streets. Take extra care around pedestrian crosswalks. 

The Saskatchewan Prevention Institute has once again made available its Halloween Safety page. The face sheet provides safety tips and reminders to adhere to this spooky season. Here are some of the reminders:


  • Plan a route with your older children (at least nine years of age) so you know where they will be at all times. Set a time for their return home and make sure they know how to cross the road safely.

  • Children over nine should go out as a group with older children, or have adult supervision. Children younger than nine years old should be supervised.

  • Make sure your child does not eat any of the treats until you have examined them. Throw out candy that is not wrapped, has torn or loose packaging, or that has small holes in the wrappers. Don't let children eat homemade treats unless you trust the person who provided them.

  • Children should stay in well-lit areas, only visit houses that have outside lights on, and not go inside any house.

  • b Pick a costume that has bright fabrics and place reflective tape on it as decoration so that drivers will be able to see your child.

  • If your child is carrying a prop such as a scythe, sword, or knife make sure it is made of soft, flexible material.

  • It is better to use face paint or make-up instead of a mask so that your child can see clearly. If your child is wearing a wig, hat, or scarf, make sure it is secured tightly so it will not slip over the eyes.

The sheet provided tips for adults, both motorists and those handing out the goods or supervising the little ones. It can be downloaded from the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute website

Have a safe and spooky Halloween.