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Quebec towns postpone trick-or-treating with heavy rain in the forecast for Halloween

Last Updated Oct 30, 2019 at 5:14 pm MST

MONTREAL — Mother Nature’s scary forecast is spooking some Quebec towns into postponing trick-or-treating festivities until Friday.

Montreal’s mayor, Valerie Plante, is urging people in Montreal to do the same.

Roughly translated, her tweet says, ‘Weather advisory: I invite all little and big Montrealers to trick-or-treat for #Halloween on Friday because of the rain and strong winds forecasted for tomorrow. Our services will be available for anyone who needs them, and be careful as usual. Happy trick-or-treating! #polmtl’

Several towns south and east of Montreal have also announced plans to postpone the annual Halloween candy collection due to heavy rain and strong winds in the forecast for Thursday evening.

Environment Canada says the amount of rain could surpass 50 millimetres and winds could reach up to 90 kilometres per hour in the south of the province, while significant snow is expected in northwestern and central Quebec.

The mayor of Ste-Julie, Que., Suzanne Roy, says the city has received requests in the past to move Halloween festivities due to weather, but this is the first time it’s been done.

She believes the majority of citizens are happy with the one-day delay.

The towns of Varennes, McMasterville, Sorel-Tracy, Mont-St-Hilaire, Beloeil and Magog have also decided to put off the Halloween ritual as of Wednesday afternoon.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press