Halloween

Head sorceress Heather Pescada brewing up a potion for the Summerland Sorcery Express coming to a Halloween near you Oct. 21-32. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

Hop on the Summerland Sorcery Express this Halloween

The Queen of Halloween Heather Pescada has brought her spooky magic to KVR steam train

 

A family gathers for a Mad Tea Party in Beasley Park caught by Google Street View October 2013 (Google Street View)

‘Curiouser and curiouser’: Mad Tea Party in Lake Country caught on Google

The Calendar would like to speak with the ‘entirely bonkers’ family captured in the images

  • Jul 6, 2022

 

The Okanagan Military Tattoo writes that most of today’s Halloween traditions have their roots in ancient Scotland. (Contributed)

Halloween’s traditions come from Scotland

The Okanagan Military Tattoo provides a brief history, complete with excerpt from Robbie Burns poem

 

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
Witches were spotted on Osoyoos Lake last Halloween. Come out to Gyro Park to see the witches make their wicked return at 2 p.m. (Caroline Holz photo)

Witches return to Osoyoos Lake this Halloween

Witches are dusting off their brooms and paddleboards for the Hallow’s Eve tour

Witches were spotted on Osoyoos Lake last Halloween. Come out to Gyro Park to see the witches make their wicked return at 2 p.m. (Caroline Holz photo)
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)
The Scoop for the week of Oct. 23-30. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

VIDEO: The Scoop: Top headlines in Revelstoke this week

Halloween edition: Josh Piercey recaps the top news items in Revelstoke this week

The Scoop for the week of Oct. 23-30. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Halloween. (Pxhere.com photo)

Chilly, starry Halloween in store for Okanagan-Shuswap trick-or-treaters

Environment Canada urges people to dress warm and stay safe this Sunday

Halloween. (Pxhere.com photo)
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
Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)

Summerland winery donates Halloween wine tasting sales to BGC Okanagan

Happy Hello Wine held at Backdoor Winery until Oct. 31

Back Door Winery in Summerland is holding Happy Hello Wine, a special Halloween-themed tasting, until Oct. 31. (Contributed)
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
(Summerland Review file photo)

COLUMN: Fun and friendly stories for Halloween

Summerland Library branch to host afternoon of Halloween-themed fireside tales

  • Oct 23, 2021
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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)
Legendary lore figure Krampus will be among those, er, partaking in the Haunting of Falkland Halloween festival Oct. 28-31 from 5-9 p.m. nightly. (Contributed)

Krampus among those expected to haunt Falkland at Halloween

Four-night Haunting of Falkland festival raising funds for community groups, organizations

Legendary lore figure Krampus will be among those, er, partaking in the Haunting of Falkland Halloween festival Oct. 28-31 from 5-9 p.m. nightly. (Contributed)
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
Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)

Keep your tricks, treats and bears separate, WildSafe BC says

Shares tips and suggestions to avoid human-bear conflict through Halloween

Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)
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Halloween fireworks halted in some communities, continue elsewhere in North Okanagan

COVID-19 public health orders prevent Coldstream, Armstrong and BX from blasting off fireworks, not others

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