Have a safe and healthy Halloween in Halton

Halloween is always a fun and exciting time of year for children and parents across the region. Before you turn your pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, transform your home into a haunted house and help your little ghosts and goblins get into their costumes, be sure to take a moment to talk about safety with your children.

Parents can take some simple steps to help their children stay safe and enjoy trick-or-treating this Halloween:

  • Practice road safety. If you are driving, slow down and pay attention. Children will be distracted, so please take extra caution.
  • Remember to take flashlights or have your children carry glow sticks so they are easy to see.
  • Remind your children to be careful when crossing the street by showing them how to look both ways and cross only when no cars are coming.

You can visit the Government of Canada’s website for additional Halloween safety tips for the whole family.

Halton Region has been recognized as a leader for its commitment to community safety. From protecting the safety of our roads, water and air to providing children’s services and services for seniors to offering a wide range of public health programs and services to protect the safety and health of our residents every day, we keep raising the bar for our residents. Additionally, our Halton Regional Police Service is a trailblazer in protecting our community and has a remarkable record that is unsurpassed by most police forces across the country. Working together, we can continue to make Halton one of the safest communities in Canada.

On the days leading up to October 31, I hope that you will spend time together as a family and enjoy some fun activities. Stay safe and have a great Halloween!

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or on Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter,”The Carr Report.”