Canada Halloween

The Real People Behind Canada's Most Famous Ghost Stories

Lesley Anderson | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Living
Lesley Anderson

This Halloween I've been looking at some of the creepiest ghost stories in Canada's communities and since we have recently moved house, I was inspired to investigate my own neighbourhood of Stittsville, Ontario. There are a few historic buildings still standing and I wondered about the people who had lived there and if there were any "ghost stories" that I could uncover.

The Mackenzie House Is a Spooky Gem

Vacay.ca | Posted 10.31.2014 | Canada Travel
Vacay.ca

From what I've read about Toronto's first mayor William Lyon Mackenzie he would probably roll his eyes, and then roll in his grave, if he knew his home had become a Halloween destination.

'Pumpkinstein' Can Be Yours For $50

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

There’s a new kind of pumpkin in town, and it’s shaped like Frankenstein’s head. Known as "Pumpkinsteins," these Halloween decorations ar...

The Weirdest Unsolved Mysteries You've Never Heard Of Before

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living

If you're the kind of person who likes to be scared, this is the video for you. In two minutes, the stories told by this Buzzfeed video will send s...

It's Time To Stop Black And Orange Day And Let Schools Celebrate Halloween

Buzz Bishop | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada
Buzz Bishop

So when the traditional North American holidays roll around, don't expect me to sanitize them. I don't expect my brother-in-law to dial down Hannukah thinking I'd find it offensive. I don't expect my mayor to skip Eid because I don't celebrate it. I look forward to the Chinese New Year parade and so do my kids. They shouldn't stop it because I'm not Chinese.

Eight Monster Men You Should Be Scared To Date

Debra Macleod | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Charming and disarmingly persuasive, this sexy, silver-tongued slickster will use your body to satisfy his every pleasure. And while it might feel really good while he's doing it, in the end he ends up stronger and you end up weaker. Unfortunately for you, this monster man is also a monstrous time-waster.

How the Candy Witch Can Revolutionize Halloween

Rachel Parent | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rachel Parent

Candy can also have a darker side for parents who are trying to keep their kids as healthy as possible, or protect them from allergic reactions by restricting what candy their kids can have. Imagine how the kid feels when they have a food allergy and can't have candy -- seeing other kids reaping the benefits of their trick-or-treating, dumping out their huge bags of candy and sorting through what they got -- it's both sad and frustrating.

No Trick, Here's A Spooky Halloween Playlist!

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Music

Anyone who's ever watched a horror movie knows that music enhances the thrills and chills. So what would Halloween be without a scary soundtrack to sp...

Trick-or-Treating is For Kids. Period.

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

It's fair to say that many teens love getting something for nothing. Free candy? It fits the bill. And every October 31, they fail to disappoint, showing up at the door, thrusting a bag in the direction of unwitting participants, sometimes without even uttering the agreed request -- sometimes, the words "Trick or Treat" aren't even mentioned.

13 Photos of Creepy Abandoned Places [PHOTOS]

Freaktography | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Living
Freaktography

On any day, passing an abandoned building can be creepy, but there is something about seeing abandoned buildings in the Fall, specifically around Halloween that cranks the creepy factor high! Here, just in time for Halloween are 13 Photos of Creepy Abandoned Places.

Promote a Healthier Halloween Without Getting Your House Egged

Theresa Albert | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Theresa Albert

Here comes the sugar rush. You know how much fun it was for you to trick or treat and you want the kids to have the same kind of fun. Only now, you know that sugar is really bad for them. So how do you balance the fun with the responsibility of knowledge (without getting egged for giving out lectures for Halloween)?

Halloween Concert Crasher Gets Stuck In Vent

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Extended video: Would-be concert crasher rescued from a vent at the PNE: http://t.co/Nnp81tVeDO pic.twitter.com/Z3xBOHLwej— CTV Vancouver (@CTVVanco...

Sticky Situation: A Halloween Trick for Children With Allergies

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

For many young Canadian witches, goblins and monsters, Halloween is not about a trick or a treat, it is a about a threat. One that could affect their entire livelihood. The scary part is that there is no cure for allergic reactions. Avoidance of the allergen is the only safe method.

What It's Like to See Blackface on Halloween as a Woman of Colour

Eternity E Martis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

These three, blonde, 20-somethings were dressed as cotton pickers and had painted their faces in the most offensive, unrealistic mud black I've ever seen. They said absolutely nothing, only smiled, mouth closed. Here before me, like never in my life, were three white people targeting us, the non-white people in the bar.

Canadians Feeling Pressured To Spend More On Halloween Candy

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Halloween holds no fear for retailers.In fact, rather than spooking the economy, all those little (and sometimes not so little) ghosts and ...

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

I'm not buying the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument. Images have an impact whether or not you allow them into your home. The more we normalize corseted costumes and Daisy Dukes, the more our girls will be attracted to them. I can tell my daughter that the "firefighter goes to the fetish club" costume is inappropriate, but when she sees a happy girl her age on the packaging, she's getting mixed messages.

These Music Celeb Halloween Costumes Are Rocking Our World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Music

Halloween is that time of year where lots of us like to dress up as celebrities. Well, for once Us Weekly's specious claim that stars are just like us...

Halloween Cocktail Recipes by Top Toronto Restaurants

Melissa Jovanoski | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Jovanoski

This Halloween, be sure to raise the spirits at your monster mash with delicious and spooky cocktails. Check out the top Halloween cocktails from a few of the city's favourite restaurants and draw some inspiration to get creative for your own haunted festivities!

WATCH: Halloween Keg Stands Will Never Be The Same

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

We've all seen the Halloween food pranks that involve "slimy eyeballs" and "severed fingers" — so for your Halloween party decor this year, why not ...

Six Survival Tips To Get You Through Eating Season

Abby Langer | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

When I was younger, I read something that Cindy Crawford said that has always stuck with me: "I'm not going to let anyone twist my arm and shove a cookie in my mouth". I'm sure most people have experienced that well-meaning (or not so much, but that's another blog) relative or friend who wants you to eat their 'special' cookies, casserole, or other sweet or high calorie treat.

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.

Awesome Celebrity Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Style

Hollywood is all about the shock and awe, so it’s no surprise that celebrities never fail to disappoint with their Halloween costumes. Whether their...

25 Of The Worst Sexy Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Style

We get it: Halloween is a time when people enjoy dressing all sexy-like. There are seductive costumes we can accept. Hot devil, OK. Naughty nurse, ...

Celebrities Do Halloween Costumes So Well

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Style

When it comes to Halloween costumes, no one does them quite like celebrities. From the spooky, to sexy, to downright strange (read: Heidi Klum), w...

The History Behind Three Common Superstitions

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Many of my clients ask me what my belief system is regarding superstitions. I believe they were invented to strike fear into people in order to have the power to control them. Over the years, the list has changed but there are always a few standouts and I'm going to give my impressions on three common superstitions.