From the Province of Alberta
- Alberta’s chief medical officer of health is not cancelling Halloween.
- Outdoor Halloween activities are lower risk and supported by public health.
- A new tip sheet online will help Albertans of all ages enjoy a safe and healthy Halloween.
- Printable posters will let people know if you are handing out treats.
For more information and to find the printable posters go to Alberta.ca/Halloween
If you want to know what the province says about Trick or Treating this year watch this video starting at the 9:40 mark.
From trick-or-treating to the double feature picture show, you can enjoy your favourite Halloween activities safely by taking some simple precautions. Leave the terror to monsters, ghosts and evil clowns – not the pandemic.
Trick or treating
Don’t go trick-or-treating if feeling ill, even if symptoms are minor
Choose costumes that allow a non-medical mask to be worn underneath – make sure you can see and breathe comfortably
Minimize contact with others: trick-or-treat with your family or cohort, remain within your community, and stay 2 metres apart
Avoid touching doorbells or railings: call “trick or treat” from 2 metres away, knock instead of using doorbells, use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces
Wash hands and disinfect packages before eating candy
Handing out candy
Don’t hand out candy if feeling ill or isolating
Wear a non-medical mask that fully covers your nose and mouth
Ask trick-or-treaters to knock or call out instead of ringing the doorbell
Use tongs to hand out pre-packaged candy to avoid handling treats
Find creative ways to maintain distance from trick-or-treaters:
Hand out treats from your driveway or front lawn, if weather permits
Set up a table or desk to help keep yourself distanced
Make candy bags and space them out on a table or blanket; don’t leave out self-serve bowls of bulk candy
Build a candy slide, candy catapult or other fun, non-touch delivery methods
Stay home if feeling ill, even if symptoms are mild
Spend time with people you know – the smaller the group the better
Choose games and activities that don’t use shared items and allows people to stay 2 metres apart
Don’t share drinks, food, cigarettes, vapes or cannabis
Host your party outdoors, if weather permits. If you must stay indoors:
- reduce your gathering size
- choose a location that allows for physical distancing between people from separate families and cohorts
- provide hand sanitizer
Wash or sanitize your hands often
UCP asks Albertans to consider an Alberta Pension Plan
News release from the United Conservative party
The government is eager to hear your views. To find more information, and participate in a survey, tap the button below.
Albertans deserve a pension plan that reflects their hard work and earnings, and it is up to Albertans to decide which pension plan that is.
-Your UCP Team
Police arrest two more people following killing of eight-year-old girl in Alberta
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital in April. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Police in Edmonton have charged two more people following the killing of an eight-year-old girl whose remains were found on a First Nation south of the provincial capital.
Officers responded on April 24 to a welfare call about the girl at an Edmonton home but were unable to locate her.
Her remains were discovered five days later on the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis.
Shayden Lightning, who is 21, and Raighne Stoney, who is 36, have been charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Three others were initially charged in the case.
Police are not releasing the names of two of the accused in order to protect the identities of other children related to the victim, whose identity is under a publication ban.
A 27-year-old woman faces a charge of first-degree murder and a 25-year-old man faces charges of being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Edward Nievera, 67, was charged with being an accessory to murder and causing an indignity to a body.
Edmonton police Staff Sgt. Colin Leathem said in a release Friday that the recent arrests will be the last in the case and that the investigation has concluded.
“We want to thank the RCMP in Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin for their assistance with this investigation,” he said. “Needless to say, this was an exceptionally distressing investigation to work on, and they went above and beyond in helping to facilitate these final arrests and bring this file to conclusion.
“While nothing can change the horror of what occurred, we hope (the arrests) can provide some measure of justice to those who knew and loved this little girl.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 22, 2023.
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