Topic: halloween


Rémy Bélanger de Beauport on music, and healing, after Old Quebec Halloween attack

One of the survivors of the Halloween attacks in Old Quebec is a cellist. Rémy Bélanger de Beauport almost lost the use of his right hand that night. But he is now recovering, and says he'll learn to play his instrument any way he can.


Victim of Quebec City Halloween sword attack describes her ordeal: 'He came out of nowhere'

Lisa Mahmoud was walking with her friend Pierre Lagrevol, looking at her phone 'like I always do' when they crossed paths with costumed man with a sword. She though it was a hidden camera gag, right up until the moment he struck.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Thursday, Nov. 5

UPEI grads of 2020 will have to wait to walk across the stage in person to receive their diplomas, and Stratford is asking for almost half a million dollars in federal assistance to deal with COVID-19 costs.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Wednesday, Nov. 4

The COVID-19 drop-in testing site in O'Leary has changed its hours, now operating Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Tuesday, Nov. 3

The province renewed the public health state of emergency and some P.E.I. businesses are adapting for staff holiday parties.

St. John's family trying to find owner of lost ring found in son's Halloween bag

A family and a St. John's elementary school are searching for the owner of a wedding ring, who is believed to have accidently dropped into a trick-or-treater's bag during Halloween on Saturday. 

Macaroni and breath mints: Pandemic puts strange things in N.L. Halloween bags

Boxes of Kraft Dinner. Erasers. A fistful of loose mints. These are just some of the unorthodox treats that landed in kids' trick-or-treat bags in Newfoundland and Labrador this Halloween.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Monday, Nov. 2

PCs wear masks while celebrating District 10 byelection win, and student transportation plans during the pandemic are creating traffic concerns.

20 Canadian pets in the most perfect Halloween costumes

Here’s how these furry friends (and a turtle!) all dressed up this year.

Smelling salts found in child's Halloween candy trigger investigation by Victoria police

Victoria police are investigating after smelling salts were found in a child's Halloween candy. 



Neighbour of Quebec City Halloween stabbings victim remembers friend

Lucie Painchaud, one of Suzanne Clermont's friends and neighbours, says she was shocked to find out about her death.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Sunday, Nov. 1

Prince Edward Island continues to be the only province in Canada with no deaths due to COVID-19. Two territories — Nunavut and the Northwest Territories, have also reported no deaths. The Yukon reported its first death Oct. 30.

Why Malabar wasn't banking on Halloween anymore in 1986

At a time when everyone was getting into the Halloween market, Toronto-based costume rental company Malabar was getting out of it.

Pairing Halloween candy with wine? It's not as strange as you might think

Jennifer Molgat, owner of The View Winery in Kelowna, recommends pairing gummies with white wines, and chocolates with red wines.

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Saturday, Oct. 31

A P.E.I. judge says COVID-19 symptoms and tests are causing delays in provincial court, and most funeral homes are sticking to the 50-person limit at gatherings.

Northern Sask. scares up an alternative Halloween with parade, zombie herd and more

It's Halloween day, and northern Saskatchewan is ready for some spooktacular, safe fun. Indigenous Spirits, a La Ronge youth organization, is hosting "Bringing Halloween to You" — a parade that will make its way through the tri-communities in the area Saturday night.

Happy Halloween! How Winnipeg families are ringing in the holiday with coronavirus in mind

Manitoba families are planning on getting into the spooky spirit today, albeit with a lot of precautions in mind in light of the pandemic.

Looking to get a fright? Here are some spooky folklore tales from around the world

Some storytellers from across the world shared some of their tales of terror. Check them out below for a delightful fright.

Halloween costumes stored in the metaphorical CBC Archives basement

Those old Halloween costumes? Well, there's images of some of them still hanging around.


Weekend Briefing

Halloween sold out, and no wonder: Why people are craving comfort as the cold sets in

If Halloween is a time when we confront our demons — and ghosts, monsters and other things that scare us — then it's no surprise that this year we're embracing the season with a particular zeal, writes John Gushue.

Popcorn Topping: A CBC reporter's favourite Halloween movies

CBC's Laura Sciarpelletti is a movie buff and a big fan of Halloween. But when Sciarpelletti is looking for the perfect Halloween movie, she's not looking for blood and gore. Well, maybe a bucket of blood. She joins Saskatchewan Weekend host Peter Mills to talk about some of her favourite films to watch on Oct. 31.

Saskatoon band The Garrys create incredible score for 1922 film Häxan

The Garrys have a brand new album out just in time for Halloween. But it's not a typical album for the band. Lenore Maier and Julie Maier from The Garrys join Saskatchewan Weekend host Peter Mills to explain why and how they created a film score for the infamous silent film, "Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages".

COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening Friday, Oct. 30

A P.E.I. judge says COVID-19 symptoms and tests are causing delays in provincial court, and most funeral homes are sticking to the 50-personlimit at gatherings, even though multiple cohorts are allowed.

All dressed for Halloween and nowhere to go? Check out these local events

Get spooked, or don't, with these options of what to do in and around Calgary starting today.

Halloween arsons less common but still a worry for P.E.I. firefighters

The deputy chief of the North River Fire Department says firefighters will be on high alert as Halloween falls on a Saturday night this year.