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Fire Dept.'s Halloween Night for Kids and Santa Claus Parade cancelled

North Bay, ON – Sept. 10, 2020 – Two upcoming community events have been cancelled due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

In consultation with the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, North Bay Fire and Emergency Services has cancelled its annual Halloween Night for Kids, while the City of North Bay has cancelled this year’s Santa Claus Parade.

“We’re disappointed that these two popular community events can’t be held this year, but it is important that we do everything we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep North Bay residents safe and healthy," said Mayor Al McDonald.

City staff are consulting with other municipalities and exploring potential alternatives to the parade.

“We understand that these events are important to our community, however, during these uncertain times we need to ensure that the safety of the public is the top priority,” said Dr. Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Health for the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

Gord Young
Communications Officer (705) 474-0626 x.2505