Halloween

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?

 

Wicked Witches of the West, from left, Jaimie Cooney, Terra Russell, Erin Darkseid, Lisa Roberts, Shar Flower, Kristyna Kortova, Meaghan Cooney, Joanne Lacey, Michelle Labelle, and Connie Kentz. Steve Roberts / Submitted photo

Wicked Witches of the West spotted in Sylvan Lake

Sylvan Lake’s secret witches with a sister visiting from B.C., revealed themselves…

 

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

Fewer than half of Canadians will open their doors to trick-or-treaters

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
FILE - Synthetic Halloween spider webs should be monitored to ensure birds do not get tangled in the webs and injured. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
FILE - Synthetic Halloween spider webs should be monitored to ensure birds do not get tangled in the webs and injured. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Supply shortage woes have Halloween retailers scrambling for stock

Supply shortage woes have Halloween retailers scrambling for stock

A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Supply shortage woes have Halloween shops scrambling for stock

Shortages make it difficult to bounce back from 2020

A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Three-year-old Remy-Lee Martin sorts through his Halloween grab bag in Burlington, N.L., in a Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, handout photo. Boxes of KD and handfuls of loose mints are just some of the unorthodox treats that landed in kids’ trick-or-treat bags in Newfoundland and Labrador this Halloween. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stephanie Martin

Macaroni and breath mints: pandemic puts strange things in N.L. Halloween bags

Macaroni, breath mints, reusable face mask, instant hot chocolate

Three-year-old Remy-Lee Martin sorts through his Halloween grab bag in Burlington, N.L., in a Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, handout photo. Boxes of KD and handfuls of loose mints are just some of the unorthodox treats that landed in kids’ trick-or-treat bags in Newfoundland and Labrador this Halloween. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Stephanie Martin
Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)

QUIZ: How much do you really know about Halloween?

Oct. 31 is a night of frights. How much do you know about Halloween customs and traditions?

Over the years, Janice Blackie-Goodine’s home in Summerland has featured elaborate Halloween displays and decorations each October. (File photo)
Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Canada's chief public health officer says trick-or-treating should be possible this Halloween as long as little goblins take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

COVID-19 won’t spook away trick-or-treating if safety rules followed: health officers

COVID-19 won’t spook away trick-or-treating if safety rules followed: health officers

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam speaks during a press conference during the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Canada's chief public health officer says trick-or-treating should be possible this Halloween as long as little goblins take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
(Photo by Noeline Mostert)

Poll: Will you allow your children to go trick or treating on Halloween despite COVID-19?

Will you allow your children to go trick or treating on Halloween…

(Photo by Noeline Mostert)
About 40 volunteers and actors are putting on the Zed Haunted House show every night until Oct. 31. The spooky attraction also has weekend matinee and evening shows. All the money raised will help Central Alberta children and families through the programs and services at Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff

Scares and chills await at haunted house in Red Deer

Zed Haunted House helps raise money for Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer District

About 40 volunteers and actors are putting on the Zed Haunted House show every night until Oct. 31. The spooky attraction also has weekend matinee and evening shows. All the money raised will help Central Alberta children and families through the programs and services at Boys and Girls Club of Red Deer and District. Photo by Mamta Lulla/Advocate staff
A spooky photo of the White House on the night of Feb. 18, 1907. (CREDIT: Library of Congress)

Is the White House haunted? A history of spooked presidents, prime ministers and pets.

WASHINGTON - On a lonely night in 1946, President Harry S. Truman…

  • Oct 31, 2017
A spooky photo of the White House on the night of Feb. 18, 1907. (CREDIT: Library of Congress)
Photos: Getting into the Halloween spirit

Photos: Getting into the Halloween spirit

At least one Red Deerian loves to decorate for the spooky holiday

Photos: Getting into the Halloween spirit
Halloween curfew, age limit set for N.B. city

Halloween curfew, age limit set for N.B. city

BATHURST, N.B. — Changes to a controversial Halloween bylaw that banned trick-or-treating…

Halloween curfew, age limit set for N.B. city