Thinking of travelling to Gatineau to trick-or-treat? Don’t do it, says Ottawa mayor | CBC News
Ottawa’s mayor wants to send a clear message for those families who are thinking about travelling across the river or elsewhere to go trick-or-treating — just don’t do it.
Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is strongly recommending people not go trick-or-treating this year because the spread of the coronavirus is too high to do anything not considered essential — but in places like Gatineau, it’s still allowed.
“Simply going over there and thinking that’s going to be safer, you’re wrong, because they are in category red as we are,” Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said during a virtual media conference Wednesday.
“It’s tough news for kids to hear. They look forward to getting dressed up, they look forward to going trick-or-treating, but is it really worth putting a child at risk for…