RCMP urge Halloween caution

The Williams Lake RCMP will have extra officers on hand in preparation for Halloween night Saturday.

The Williams Lake RCMP will have extra officers on hand in preparation for Halloween night Saturday.

“We will have substantial resources in place,” said RCMP Staff Sgt. Del Byron.

Byron is urging motorists to be extra cautious while little ones are out Saturday evening trick-or-treating.

He also encourages parents to do their part to ensure children are as visible as possible, and opt for makeup rather than masks for better vision.

Byron also reminds parents to check candy before children dig in to their treats.

Several communities are planning bonfires and fireworks Saturday evening, including the City of Williams Lake, 150 Mile House and Tl’etinqox’t’in (Anaham Reserve).

On Sunday, Nov. 1 residents are reminded to turn back the clocks one hour to end Daylight Savings Time.

Fire Chief Des Webster encourages everyone to take the opportunity to also change the batteries on their smoke alarms when they change their clocks.