Rain cuts down on Halloween mischief

Pouring rain stopped many from trick-or-treating but it also cut down on the Halloween mischief that Vancouver firefighters usually have to deal with each year.

“The rain has had a significant impact on all Halloween activity,” said Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services spokesman Capt. Gabe Roder. “In our patrols we did notice firework play was a lot lighter this year than a normal year.”

Firefighters did respond to a pedestrian that was struck by a car near Knight Street and 57th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. The patient was sent to hospital with minor injuries.

Several small rubbish bin fires were also set throughout the city Roder said.