Halloween

Little Austin Atkey Suriani’s mom guessed the correct weight of the pumpkin and they took it home! Photo courtesy of Valerie Rilkoff

Grand Forks Farmers’ Market wraps up season

Indoor markets to carry on at the Legion Hall

  • Nov 1, 2021

 

Rotarians sold kettle corn like hotcakes at last Friday’s ‘Carnevil’ at the Aquatic Centre: Photo courtesy of Cheryl Ahrens

Grand Forks Rotarians raise money at Aquatic Centre ‘Carnevil’

Kids, families enjoy kettle corn before hitting the pool

 

The Gazette / Boundary Creek Times is hoping to identify this adorable girl who came out to the Midway Community Association’s Halloween bonfire. Please email details to laurie.tritschler@grandforksgazette.ca. Photo: Van Atkinson

IN PHOTOS: Midway’s Halloween 2021

Special thanks to Midway’s Van Atkinson, who took spectacular photos of the event

  • Oct 31, 2021

 

(L-R) Mike Bennett holds up his 18-month-old pumpkin, Hux. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks’ Halloween 2021

The Gazette wishes to thank all the little boys and ghouls who posed for photos

(L-R) Mike Bennett holds up his 18-month-old pumpkin, Hux. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Szynkaruks Danny, Theo and Bruins’ owner Mark show off their plaid during the first period. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks Bruins fans make costumed appearances at home game

The Gazette snapped photos of a witch, a princess, Spider Man and a little lumberjack

(L-R) Szynkaruks Danny, Theo and Bruins’ owner Mark show off their plaid during the first period. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(L-R) Little hellions Buck McIver, Jake Katasonoff and Alexi Pankoff were creepily costumed when they took on the Haunted Cedar Maze Friday, Oct. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks’ haunted maze thrills boys and girls, adults

This weekend’s Haunted Cedar Maze also raised money for a minor hockey team

(L-R) Little hellions Buck McIver, Jake Katasonoff and Alexi Pankoff were creepily costumed when they took on the Haunted Cedar Maze Friday, Oct. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Nature Conservancy says some spooky species get unfair bad rap at Halloween time

Bats, owls, spiders may be scary but experts say they’re helpful critters

Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The Nature Conservancy of Canada says instead of being scared of animals seen in typical Halloween depictions, like bats, owls, spiders and other animals that spark fear in many people, we should be scared for them. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
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?

Vampires are part of the imagery of Halloween. Do you know who wrote the classic vampire novel, Dracula? (Pixabay.com)
The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Halloween-linked creatures’ spooky reputation hurts protection: conservation group

Stereotypes inhibit understanding of the importance of these creatures

The Nature Conservancy of Canada said that spooky stereotypes surrounding creatures such as bats create misunderstandings about the important mammals. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Marlene Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Darwin Leslie and his mom Sarah will be on hand to perform their latest set at Mar’s Maze Friday, Oct. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Halloween maze to feature thrilling dance performance

Mar’s Maze to feature spooky highlights

(L-R) Les Folles Jambettes’ Marlene Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Darwin Leslie and his mom Sarah will be on hand to perform their latest set at Mar’s Maze Friday, Oct. 29. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?

There are ways to minimize the risk of infection this Halloween

Is it safe to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? (AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin)
FILE – A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Switching to LEDs could prevent frightening bills for Halloween mega displays: BC Hydro

More and more British Columbians are putting up ‘mega displays’ to make up for last year’s lacklustre holidays

FILE – A costumed trick or treater turns after being given candy during Halloween celebrations in Toronto, on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Image by Sammy-Williams from Pixabay

Scary secrets: counting down 10 ‘hidden gem’ horror movies to watch on Halloween

Quite a few of these are terrifying films that will scare the living daylights out of you

Image by Sammy-Williams from Pixabay
Trail RCMP were called to downtown Trail after someone spotted the words “HELP ME ” written on the side of a vehicle in duct tape. Photo: Scott Rogerson/Unsplash

Trail police called to Halloween horror scene

The words “HELP ME ” were written, actually stuck on, the side of the vehicle in duct tape.

Trail RCMP were called to downtown Trail after someone spotted the words “HELP ME ” written on the side of a vehicle in duct tape. Photo: Scott Rogerson/Unsplash
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

Leger survey finds fewer than half of Canadians will open doors to trick-or-treaters due to COVID-19

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
(Front R-L) Les Folles Jambettes Izabell Mattick, Nicole Hulbert, Melanie Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah and Darwin Leslie, Alicia Longstaff, Lori Barrett and Danna O’Donnell (back) strike a scary pose on the barn loft set of the troupe’s Thriller music video. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Front R-L) Les Folles Jambettes Izabell Mattick, Nicole Hulbert, Melanie Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah and Darwin Leslie, Alicia Longstaff, Lori Barrett and Danna O’Donnell (back) strike a scary pose on the barn loft set of the troupe’s Thriller music video. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Front R-L) Les Folles Jambettes Izabell Mattick, Nicole Hulbert, Melanie Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah and Darwin Leslie, Alicia Longstaff, Lori Barrett and Danna O’Donnell (back) strike a scary pose on the barn loft set of the troupe’s Thriller music video. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
(Front R-L) Les Folles Jambettes Izabell Mattick, Nicole Hulbert, Melanie Shenstone, Vanessa Reyes-Golding, Sarah and Darwin Leslie, Alicia Longstaff, Lori Barrett and Danna O’Donnell (back) strike a scary pose on the barn loft set of the troupe’s Thriller music video. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Gabe and Rachel Warriner pose for snap aboard their Mario-themed float on Halloween 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks couple to stage Halloween parade

Warriner Express to dawn Minions theme

Gabe and Rachel Warriner pose for snap aboard their Mario-themed float on Halloween 2020. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Halloween scenes like this one have become a scary mainstay at the Kootnekoff family’s Mill Road home. Photo: Peter Kalasz

Grand Forks Halloween display to feature new music, frights

Mill Road Trick or Treat’s Brandon Kootnekoff invites you to check it out, if you dare

  • Oct 24, 2021
Halloween scenes like this one have become a scary mainstay at the Kootnekoff family’s Mill Road home. Photo: Peter Kalasz
CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)

North America’s top Halloween candy choices revealed

14 years of sales data analyzed to reveal top 10 treats for trick-or-treaters

CandyStore.com analyzed 14 years of sales data to determine the most popular Halloween candy. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

COVID fears, supply chain issues making scary sales hard to come by

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