Jessica Salter. Alberta has no plans to cancel Halloween, province's top doc says. Our newsroom abides by the RTNDA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and follows the Canadian Press Stylebook. CALGARY -- Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw. Schoel is the owner of The Costume Shoppe in southeast Calgary and says it’s great news the holiday will go ahead on schedule. Fairs and trick-or-treating can be shelved for safety, says Lui, but Halloween can never be cancelled. “Try to get creative and have fun with the ways to minimize the risk of exposure that comes when giving out candy.”. The event will look a little different this year because the park will be limiting the crowd by selling timed ticket entries on its website. It is a day to mark the single night in the year when, according to old Celtic beliefs, spirits and the dead can cross over into the world of the living. Soon after Alberta’s chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Halloween wasn’t going to be cancelled, Ryan Schoel’s phone lit up with text messages from his friends. 173 cases were confirmed across the … McMahon added he’s manufactured it to help accommodate candy and treats of all kinds. None in the latest batch of positive tests were in the South Zone. VIA CIBO - Italian street food: a mouth-watering upgrade from usual fast food, City of Lethbridge's annual wellbeing survey now open, Lethbridge Police still planning to hold Christmas check stops amid pandemic, West Lethbridge – 73 cases, three active, one death, North Lethbridge – 40 cases, zero active, one death. woman calls for 'easier to remember' three-digit suicide hotline, Alberta marks second-deadliest day of the pandemic, Boston news reporter unknowingly interviews Jarome Iginla for snowy weather story, National report shows Albertans experiencing the most stress in the country. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times) With less than three months before the annual celebration of all things … 1,365,496 tests have been completed among 1,030,261 different people. This year’s event has been canceled. Active cases in the region fell to 32. An adult should accompany younger children. Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health Deena Hinshaw says there will be more information from the province soon on the upcoming holiday. Below is the City’s statement. Halloween 2020 is lastly right here, however given the state of the world, this yr’s celebrations will look just a little totally different than traditional. In support of Alberta Health’s guidelines, The City shared some ideas to help Calgarians start planning now. The City of Calgary announced that while Halloween and Thanksgiving are not ‘cancelled’, citizens should take some safety precautions to ensure a safe, healthy and fun holiday for all. “While ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’ […] Two people in the Edmonton Zone died as a result of the virus, meaning it has claimed the lives of 269 Albertans. Those who are handing out candy are asked to wear masks, or if you have health complications, you can leave a bowl of candy by your front door. Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, Published Friday, October 2, 2020 3:46PM MDT, Last Updated Friday, October 2, 2020 7:16PM MDT, Alberta has no plans to cancel Halloween, province's top doc says. This year’s event is masquerade of sorts that is a play on mandated mask wearing according to Barb Munro, the parks communications specialist. 173 cases were confirmed across the province, bringing the total to 18,235. CTV News Calgary Video Journalist. The annual rodeo event has run for 108 years, including during two World Wars, the Great Depression, and a devastating flood that swept through Calgary in 2013. Along with arrows and spacing dots to keep visitors separated, Jean is also including a shrink wrap plastic sheet that can be put on the upper half of the doorjamb creating a barrier between people handing out candy and the youngsters. Try to trick-or-treat while it’s still light out. Halloween in Alberta will not be “cancelled” due to COVID, says Dr. Hinshaw Oct 1, 2020 3:52 PM LETHBRIDGE, AB – Alberta Health Services has released Thursday’s report on COVID-19, detailing the numbers over the past 24 hours. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged a lot of states– some greater than others– which signifies that relying on the place you reside, trick or treating might finish very early, or not happen in any respect. Heritage Park Historical Village hosts an annual Halloween event for families call Ghouls Night Out. CALGARY -- Soon after Alberta’s chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced that Halloween wasn’t going to be cancelled, Ryan Schoel’s phone lit up with text messages from his friends. We strive to achieve the highest ethical standards in all that we do. 5 tips for a safe Halloween during COVID-19 — and what to do if trick-or-treating is cancelled If your family has decided to trick-or-treat or give out candy, you’ll want to lay some ground rules that take the pandemic into consideration, write Sheri Madigan and Craig Jenne, Cumming School of Medicine, and Rachel Eirich, Faculty of Arts, in Conversation Canada If children are wearing masks, the masks shouldn’t interfere with their vision: better yet, use face paint instead. There is also a printable page that you can post on your door to let people know if you will be handing out candy. Adaptive Technologies Adapt to a Better Life! “We’ll have the streets decorated, lots of lighting and lots of spooky fun entertainment all throughout the historical village.”. However, the city is recommending using many different methods to hand out candy to keep physical distancing measures: Tongs; A ‘candy chute’ 64 patients are currently hospitalized and 12 have been admitted to intensive care units. “We are confident that we can run our annual Halloween event,” said Munro. She is urging against holding indoor parties with large groups of people. She says Halloween, if done properly, can actually be safer during the COVID-19 pandemic than many other holidays. (Oct. 6, 2020): Thanksgiving and Halloween celebrations aren’t cancelled in Calgary, but Mayor Naheed Nenshi and CEMA chief Tom Sampson are asking Calgarians to play it … Organizers of a Halloween drive-through event in a northeast Calgary community said it’s all about diversity and getting everyone together. Kevin Fleming "Everybody wants to have a smile," he said. “I realize people hand out chip bags sometimes and large gifts. “I love Halloween, and handing out candy safely,” said Sampson. Who will be first to be vaccinated in Alberta? Dr. Hinshaw suggests choosing costumes that allow the wearer to utilize a non-medical face mask. ... CANCELLED Here are all the $2.99 Movies You Can Watch in Calgary on Saturday Mornings in March. Halloween isn’t cancelled because of COVID-19, they said, but like every holiday since Alberta confirmed the first case of the novel coronavirus in March, it will look different. The City of Calgary issued a release on Tuesday stating that neither Thanksgiving nor Halloween would be cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but that certain precautions would need to be taken when kids go trick-or-treating at the end of the month. CALGARY – After announcing that the Calgary Stampede would be cancelled for the first time in its 108-year history due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stampede organizers were at pains to stress that this would not hinder the traditional killing of chuckwagon horses that accompany the large rodeo festival. The scariest time of the year is looking pretty grim right now: The trick-or-treating fun of Halloween might not happen, as Canada continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. “A little bit more control with some spacing dots, (they) might provide cues to be more careful and if that’s all it takes to make it safer then you know what, I think it’s something we can all do help protect each other.”. Mayor Naheed Nenshi made the announcement and advised everyone to take extra caution during this year’s festivities. Halloween may look a little different, but the spookiest day of the year is very much not cancelled in Calgary. Earlier this week, CEMA Chief Tom Sampson reassured Calgarians that Halloween will not be cancelled. CALGARY. (Government of Alberta), Health Canada approves Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, Province announces business closures due to COVID surge, Mustard Seed details plans for Lethbridge shelters, but can't discuss locations. “Everybody wants to have fun so we’re here to help with that as long as everybody stays safe and protects their families things should be good, kids will smile, adults will smile, and maybe we’re all smiling.”. “We’re also changing some of our programming so instead of being really hands on like we used to be it’s going to be more of a visual experience this year,” she added. 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So far we haven't heard of any Niagara communities cancelling trick or treating. ... Calgary Reptile Parties Has a 10′ T-Rex You Can Request to Visit Your House. “What I’m going to do is use a chute like this,” he said, referring to a wrapping paper cardboard roll. The mayor of Ste-Julie, Que., Suzanne Roy, says her city has received requests in the past to move Halloween festivities due to weather, but this is the first time it's been done. @CTVMFranklinContact. Canadians may want to hold off on stockpiling chocolate bars just yet, however; Tam stressed that Canadians should listen to local public health guidance when it comes to the final say on Halloween. See $5 Halloween Movies until November 1 with Cineplex Big Screen Halloween! Approximately two-thirds of the new infections were in the Edmonton Health Zone. Online Resource. “With some tweaks to make it safe for all families and everybody to come and enjoy a safe and fun Halloween event here at the park.”. While the council agreed it was best to defund/cancel Halloween in the fall at the Monday May 4, 2020 City Council meeting for sake of public safety, the City wants to clarify that, “no specific determination has been made at this time.”. Michael FranklinCTVNewsCalgary.ca Senior Digital Producer. It includes tips on how to make the holiday safe for trick-or-treaters and those handing out candy. Roy says she believes the majority of citizens are happy with the one-day delay. This thing can actually transform into a tube that can actually hold a … Some people hold parties and children may trick-or-treat in their neighborhood. The 2020 Calgary Stampede is officially cancelled for the first time in history, and all of Alberta has gone into mourning. 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Amazon driver caught on camera stealing package in U.S. Campaign wants to make destruction of ecosystems a crime, Agency takes aim at cleaning up space junk orbiting Earth. He gave some innovative advice for handing out candy. Costumes should not be highly flammable, or interfere with easy walking. Halloween is celebrated in Canada on or around October 31. Halloween isn’t cancelled: here’s what you can do From pumpkin hunting to a spooky trail — fun activities for children despite the Covid restrictions. Check back for updated event listings or explore visitcalgary.com for more great things to see and do in Calgary.. Get spooked, party with ghoulish creatures, find the perfect costume, and trick or treat your way through Calgary this Halloween. This time around, we’ll be introducing an immersive Halloween drive-in movie experience at the Cochrane & District AG Society. “I have no plans to suggest that Alberta cancel Halloween this year. Albertan kids will still be able to trick-or-treat this Halloween. That’s right, Motor Nights is back, and we are ready to creep it real. But, hey, even if Halloween is cancelled in your city, there's always spooky Netflix films to help you celebrate indoors. CALGARY -- The debate is taking place in communities all over North America thanks to the pandemic. Mark Jean, who has three children who all love Halloween, has come up with a kit for homeowners to help keep everyone safe because he knows how chaotic the night can get. The Mayor's Halloween Party at Ottawa City Hall has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Christmas celebrations could be the next events postponed if … Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw spoke of the spookiest day of the year during a press conference on Thursday, stating that Halloween was very much not cancelled, but that some precautions will need to be made to ensure everyone’s safety as celebrations commence. “We all need something to look forward to,” she … Of those, 1,596 cases are active while 16,370 people have recovered. My own children would never forgive me.”. The owner of The Costume Shoppe in Calgary says sales are already picking up after Dr. Hinshaw's announcement this week. “With our relatively low (COVID-19) rates in the region, Halloween activities including a limited trick-or-treat night may proceed,” said Dr. Joyce Lock, Medical Officer of Health. 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