Bathurst council expected to vote on controversial Halloween bylaw Monday

Bathurst council is expected to vote on a motion on Monday, August 21st that could turf a controversial bylaw that sets a curfew and limits the age of those allowed to go door-to-door on Halloween in the city.

Council was deadlocked during the first two readings and Mayor Paolo Fongemie broke the tie by voting in favour of rescinding the rules.

Some councillors and citizens want the bylaw to remain, others want to see it amended, while some want it gone altogether.

The current bylaw limits trick-or-treating activities to those 14 years of age and under and sets 7pm as the deadline for going door-to-door.