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City banning people over 16 from trick-or-treating on Halloween

BATHURST, NEW BRUNSWICK — The city council in Bathurst, New Brunswick, is cracking down on trick-or-treating.

New rules expected to pass in early October forbid anyone older than 16 years from trick-or-treating, CBC News reports.

It also relaxes the curfew to 8 p.m.

Anyone caught with a mask in public after curfew or anyone over 16 found trick-or-treating can be fined up to $200.

Council members said older residents had been concerned about kids causing trouble and public safety. A city spokesman says no one will actually be running after kids on Halloween.

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