The annual Spook-a-Rama Halloween event in Iqaluit has been cancelled.

The City of Iqaluit announced Friday afternoon that Covid-19 guidelines requiring social distancing and other safety protocols are the reasons for calling off the event, which is traditionally a major function for the Makkuttukkuvik Youth Centre.

However, the youth centre will still be open on Oct. 31 for Halloween-themed programming for all ages, but with a capacity of 25 people, according to the city.

The municipality is also planning an online Halloween-themed contest with a variety of ways to win prizes.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...

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