Canada Halloween

15 Reasons To Feel Better About Summer Ending

Notable.ca | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

Well, it's been a summer for the books. And as much as the fact that the looming unofficial last weekend of summer remains in the back of our minds t...

Grey Skies and Skeletons: Montañita Down to Peru

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

Aside from our time in the Amazon, Ecuador proved not to be nearly as warm as its name suggests. Kelly said several times that she thought the country's being on the equator guaranteed hot weather. How wrong that proved to be.

LOOK: Vancouver's Halloween Food Trucks

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The gloomy Vancouver weather was somewhat fitting on Halloween, but it didn't stop the smiling faces behind some of Vancouver's best food trucks from ...

It's Fitting the Tory Convention Starts on Halloween This Year...

Lee Tunstall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Lee Tunstall

The Conservative convention actually opens on Halloween this year, and no one could forgive Stephen Harper if he didn't take the opportunity to dress up like someone -- anyone -- else after the pummelling Tom Mulcair has given him in Question Period lately.

The Scary Truth About Halloween Candy

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Halloween is a hoot for Canadian kids, but a closer look at how candy is made could reveal a scary truth. Two key ingredients in Halloween treats -- chocolate and sugar -- might contain disturbing amounts of child labour in their supply chains. Thousands of children work in 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous and degrading) on cocoa plantations, mainly in West Africa.

Here's a Tip: Don't Hand Out Fat-Shaming Notes to Kids

Darlena Cunha | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Perhaps by now you've seen the letter handed out by a woman in North Dakota to children she deems to be "moderately obese" who she thinks shouldn't be consuming candy this Halloween. There are so many things wrong with this I hardly know where to start.

Advice From a Psychic Medium

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Seances, trances and channelling the dead may be a fun way for some of us to celebrate Halloween. But for Gordon Ellison, it's all in a night's work. Gordon's a friend of mine, as average as they come. He's married, a dad and has a day job with the government. He's also a psychic medium. He offers this advice to people who want to see a medium.

Don't Get Tricked by Toxins This Halloween

Jen Mayville | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

The spookiest thing you might encounter this Halloween is something you can't see -- and it has nothing to do with ghosts or ghouls.Toxic chemicals with links to cancer, asthma, hormone-disruption and a number of other health problems can be hidden in many Halloween items found on store shelves -- including costumes, makeup and decorations.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Halloween

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

It's almost All Hallow's Eve and people from age three to age 99 will be dressing up in costume, eating candy, and partying the night away on this spooky, festive occasion. Most people know the history of Halloween at this point but here are five random facts about Halloween you just might not know.

A Politically Correct Nightmare: The School That Cancelled Halloween

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Halloween celebrations are cancelled at one Ontario school. No candy, no costumes, no fun. The reasoning behind this puzzling decision is supposedly one of inclusiveness, according to school administrators. The decision of the school board to cave in to these demands is political correctness on steroids.

Did You Notice The Photobomb?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Living

As creepy as Halloween can be, we can all agree there's nothing creepier than having a random person photobombing your picture. To be fair, some H...

Fancy A Sexy Vancouver Halloween?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Looking to add a twist of something sexy to your Halloween plans in Vancouver this week? Then "Secrets Of The Penthouse" may just be the thing to tick...

The Week In Review: This Halloween, Forego the Inflatable Hearse Carriage

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

On his way to school every day, my son has taken to counting the number of styrofoam faux tombstones adorning each lawn, and the average is four -- that we can see. Store-bought spider webs and half-buried skeletons are probably blocking more featherweight grave markers from sight. Surely this is unnecessary. Surely we can find a way to enjoy Halloween without spending $97.01 on an animated gravekeeper. Why not drop the pageantry and return to the wholesome old-fashioned elements of the holiday: transfat-laden treats and polyester suits that smell like chemicals. Therein lies the true spirit of Halloween.

A Funerary Call To Bewitch This Halloween

Allan MacInnis | Posted 12.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

Harlow MacFarlane makes some seriously evil music. Combining elements of ritual ambient, power electronics, and the atmopsheric end of the black metal spectrum, his various recording projects -- Funerary Call, Sistrenatus, and the analog synth-oriented Grey Towers Stone Temples -- have earned him recognition from avant-garde music fans worldwide. He's also a horror movie expert who has worked for years in the make-up and prosthetics industry in B.C. Hopefully, his upcoming live performance -- under the Funerary Call aegis, providing a live score for Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages -- might help raise his profile here at home.

Rihanna Gets Spooky For GQ

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada Style

Last week Rihanna tried to cleanse her sins in the bath but it seems like she's let her inner demons get the best of her. The 25-year-old is on th...

15 Bloody Good Songs About Vampires For Your Halloween Playlist

Liisa Ladouceur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music
Liisa Ladouceur

Of the hundreds of vampire songs out there, the best have either been written for the movies, or made an appearance in them. Here then, in time for your Halloween party playlist, 10 memorable vampire songs from the movies. Some are frightful, some are frightfully bad, but all are bloody good fun.

Netflix Will Scare You This Halloween

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada TV

Looking for some scary movies or TV shows to help usher in the spooky spirit of Halloween? Netflix Canada has you covered. HuffPost Canada TV and R...

Sticky Situation: 7 Dos and Don'ts for Your Office Halloween Party

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Halloween at the office: yeah or yikes? Before you pick your costume, buy the candy, decorate your cube with spider webs, or fake an illness to free yourself from the freak show, read these ghosts and goblins dos and don'ts.

Sex, Death And Witches: Movie Frights For Halloween In Vancouver

Allan MacInnis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Allan MacInnis

People like me who get excited about poring over the cheapie bins for bargain-priced cult classics should be positively ecstatic about the October programming at the Vancity Theatre. I talked to VIFC programmer Tom Charity about the VIFC's late October schedule -- including the Vancouver-shot porno chic Sexcula; the inspired decision to have Vancouver's Funerary Call do a live score for Häxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages; and the two films paired with Häxan: Ken Russell's The Devils -- a serious favourite of mine -- and Dario Argento's Inferno.

Seven Spooky Places to Stay

Trivago.ca | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

With Halloween just around the corner, hotel search trivago.ca has put together a list of top haunted hotels around the world as well as destinations whose legends have scared visitors away for generations. From Colorado, USA to Bran, Romania, these hotels are sure to send a few shivers down your spine...

Paulina Gretzky's Greatest Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Style

Halloween is almost upon us and no one is a bigger fan of dressing up than Paulina Gretzky. Last year, Wayne Gretzky's little girl revealed her bad...

SavvyMom Roundup: Some Things I've Had Enough of

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This week I'll tell you five things I've had enough of lately, like school shootings, Miley Cyrus, Martha Stewart, hockey fights and bad skin.

The 13 Spookiest Halloween Destinations

Brian Simpson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Simpson

As candy lines store shelves and jack-o-lanterns make their front porch debut, people of all ages know it's time for a few frights. To help Halloween devotees celebrate, Travelocity's travel experts have identified 13 destinations for a ghastly getaway either at home or abroad.

Be Your Fave TV Character For Halloween

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.22.2013 | Canada TV

This has been a banner year for television, and there's no shortage of Halloween costumes inspired by characters on the small screen. Love the ladi...

LOOK: Haunted House To Scare Its Last Soul

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Dunbar Haunted House is set to put its zombies and ghouls back in the grave after scaring the neighbourhood for a decade. "We'd rather stop whi...