The annual Haunted Jail event in L’Orignal had become a Halloween tradition for many area residents, but like a lot of things, COVID-19 has put that on pause this year.  Trick-or-treating is being discouraged by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit either.  However, the business community in L’Orignal is bringing the candy to homes this Halloween.  On October 31, Halloween on Wheels will hit the streets of the village when local businesspeople will go through the community and bring candy to homes.  For more information, email [email protected]

The Town of Hawkesbury has organized two events that are a safe and healthy alternative for fun this Halloween.  An online costume contest is being held where parents can submit a photo of their child in costume.  All photos will be displayed on the town’s Facebook page and everyone can vote for their favourite costume.  Registration is online between October 28 and 31.  For registration information, go to:

A Halloween home decorating contest is also being held in Hawkesbury with prizes worth $700 from Hawkesbury Home Hardware and Asselin Independent Grocer.  To register and for more information, go to before midnight on October 28.  Voting takes place between October 30 and November 2.

A Halloween Decorating contest is also being organized in Vankleek Hill. Outdoor yards and home exteriors are being decorated and a $250 gift basket of local products is the prize for the judges’ choice. The registration deadline is 4 p.m. on October 28. A list of the decorated homes will be published on The Review website so that area residents can safely walk or drive around town to see the homes.

In Lachute, the town has also organized a home decorating contest and is making a video of the scariest homes in town.  The video will be shown on the municipal Facebook page on October 31.  More information is available at: .