Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents and dressed in their Halloween best, visited retailers on Queen Street during the annual BIA Spooktacular on Oct. 27. Every downtown business sporting an orange and black bow outside their front door offered candy and treats to little ones between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. A light rain was no deterrent as the streets were full of superheroes, witches, sports stars and many more whimsical characters. Entire families joined in the fun by dressing as their favourite characters, including Dietrich McKenzie, Jaci Rowe, Tim Rowe, Leah McKenzie, Kaedan McKenzie and, in the front row, Abbey Rowe and Maggie Rowe. (Tammy Schneider photo)