Canadian city to ease Trick or Treat maximum age

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BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA (WIVB) — The city council in this eastern Canadian community is relaxing a rule that bans people over age 14 from wearing costumes on Halloween night to Trick or Treat.

The bylaw was passed in 2005. It also bans “door to door soliciting” on October 31 after 7:00 p.m., and facial disguises after that time on Halloween night.

Recently the council considered amending the rules, to raise the maximum age for Trick or Treat to 16, and extend the cutoff to 8:00 p.m. Those changes are pending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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