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Pumpkin carving: a how-to guide

Our Halloween "how-to" guide for creating your own Jack-o-lantern, from pumpkin prep to cool carved designs.

Bike to Work Week returns to Vancouver on Halloween

Bike to Work Week returns to Metro Vancouver on Halloween.  "Fall Bike to Work Week is a fantastic concept. The Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition (VACC) does a great job of this," Penny Noble,...

Halloween advice for procrastinators

Halloween, like other major holidays, separates people into two categories. As October 31 approaches, some are busy adding the final flourishes to painstakingly crafted costumes, anxiously waiting...

Halloween recipe and a ghoulish story

Take a trip back in time to 840AD with this Halloween candy recipe and a ghoulish story about how this scary day came to be.

Top five Halloween safety tips

Halloween is a scary day, but it shouldn’t be an unsafe day. Kids of all ages will be out celebrating the spooky holiday, partying and trick-or-treating. The B.C. Injury and Prevention Unit reports...

Masala Picks for Halloween: Secret Souls Walk | Waldorf | DDP + Much More!

Booooooooo!! Did I scare you?! Well great.... Just getting everyone prepared for the upcoming List of Events! Move aside Masala Puri and make way for MaNnYfReSh's Picks for this week!! And boy do...

Kari's top five Halloween treat recipes

Kari's five favorite sweet recipes, just in time for Halloween.

Top five pumpkin-picking patches in Vancouver

What do these farms have in common that give them the honour of making the top five list? Well, besides the obvious (pumpkins anyone?), each is perfect for a fun family outing! 1. Aldor...