Okanagan officials share Halloween safety tips

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Local officials have released some safety tips ahead of Halloween night in the Okanagan.

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“Safety’s number one. We have a bunch of littles that are going to be out there, they’re going to be excited,” said“They’re going to be wearing costumes that are maybe not necessarily the safest costumes — they might be a little dark, not a lot of reflective materials on them — and they’re going to be running from house to house to house trying to get as much candy as they can.”RCMP is reminding drivers to be patient, slow down, and drive appropriately.Kelowna RCMP Const.

“We’ll have a full contingent of police officers, traffic safety officers out in the road working, bridging the whole neighbourhood, making sure that everybody safe. Roadblocks are always a possibility.”“Putting reflective material on your costumes, carrying a flashlight, anything that like that, that can show a driver at night, when it’s dark, that you’re around,” said Della-Paolera.

The Penticton RCMP had extra resources on patrol over the weekend and will also have extra resources on Halloween to deal with any public safety concerns and to ensure the community is kept safe.Story continues below advertisement “We’ve just come through a horrible forest fire season. The ground is still dry; even though it’s cooler temperatures, there’s a lot of combustible material on the grounds, dried-up leaves from falling off and falling from the trees,” said Della-Paolera.

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