Halloween safety tips
Ghosts, witches and the occasional Psy look-alike will be haunting the streets of Saskatoon tonight as trick-or-treaters prepare for Halloween.
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To help keep youngsters safe,
the Saskatoon Police Service recommends the following
-Trick-or-treat with an adult or a group
-Wear bright-coloured reflective costumes that are easy to move around in
-Consider wearing makeup instead of a face mask so that you can see and hear better
-Avoid carrying objects such as swords and lanterns that might cause you to trip
-Carry a flashlight, glow stick or wear reflective tape
-Obey traffic signals. Don’t criss-cross streets or run out from between parked cars
-Stay on well-lit streets and only visit homes with their lights on
-Never enter a home or a stranger’s car
-Don’t eat treats until an adult has inspected them
-Know the route your children will be taking and when they will be home
-Avoid homemade treats and toss anything that looks suspicious
-Drive slowly and use extra caution in residential areas
To help put parents at ease, Saskatoon Transit will be running their free Safe Bus program. Children who are lost, cold, frightened, hurt or in trouble can hop on any bus at a bus stop.
In case of emergencies, children can also flag down an approaching bus by holding their hands up. Drivers will recognize this as a sign of distress.
To learn more about the Safe Bus program, call
Transit Customer Service at 306-975-3100 or visit the City of Saskatoon website.
And after the costume masquerade is over, residents can drop off their carved pumpkins at two of the city's depots:
1. Highway 7 Compost Depot: Located just off of Highway 7, on the west side of the 11th Street junction.
2. McOrmond Drive Compost Depot: Located on McOrmond Drive, approximately 0.5 kilometres north of 8th Street, adjacent to the off-leash dog area.
Both depots are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until Nov. 5.
Residents can also bring leaves, grass and non-elm tree trimmings.
For more information, visit the City of Sasktoon website.
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