Be safe, Halloween is Thursday

  • Oct. 30, 2013 3:00 p.m.

It’s Halloween, and Masset RCMP say they will be out and about tonight in an effort to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time. Cpl. Glen Breckon offers these safety tips:1. Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.2. Do not walk out between cars to cross the street.3. Stay in familiar neighborhoods and do not cut across yards.4. Ideally, young children should be accompanied by an adult.5. Only approach houses that have the outside lights on.6. Trick-or-treat in groups.7. Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat.8. Although food tampering is rare, tell children to bring candy home to be inspected before consuming anything.9. Discuss with your children what they should do to call home in case of an emergency.10. Pets get frightened at Halloween; put them inside to protect them.12. Parents are urged to be alert to the many dangers posed to young people by fireworks. The Masset RCMP will be seizing any fireworks found in the possession of minors in public. For more information please check out the Fireworks and Explosives Acts.