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Covid compliant Pumpkin Lane returns with new entrance at city hall

The City of Yellowknife is inviting residents to take part in the annual Pumpkin Lane starting the day after Halloween.

participants are asked to bring their pumpkins and line them up starting at the Somba 'Ke Civic Plaza as far as the trail can go.

Pumpkin Lane returns Nov. 1, but you have to enter from Somba K'e Civic Plaza (near city hall) instead of Matonabee Street to help maintain social distancing. NNSL file photo

To maintain social distancing the starting location of the trail has changed from the traditional Matonabee Street entrance this year. Access to this year's Pumpkin Lane will begin at the Civic Plaza each evening starting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, to the final night on Nov. 3.

Residents can simply enjoy Pumpkin Lane or they can add to the glow this year by adding to the trail either with their pumpkins or people can add candles to existing pumpkins that have been placed on the trail.

If you go, the city urges that all guidelines set out in the GNWT Emerging Wisely document and by the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) be followed.

“Anyone experiencing fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, tiredness, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nose, headache, diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of taste, or loss of smell should not take part,” a release from the city read.