In case you were wondering whether we really were a "distinct society".
Montreal is joining several municipalities across Quebec in urging trick-or-treaters to delay going door-to-door for Halloween until Friday, due to a scary weather forecast that includes heavy rain and high winds.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante made the announcement on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for the city and area, calling for between 40 and 70 millimetres of rain with winds gusting to 80 kilometres per hour between Thursday night and Friday morning. The weather agency warns that people should be on the lookout for flash floods and water accumulation on the roads.
And yet, some 500 kilometres to the northwest in Rouyn-Noranda, 15 to 25 centimetres of snow is expected, but there are no plans in that community to cancel Halloween.
Other municipalities outside Montreal have also postponed Halloween, including Magog, Trois-Rivières, Drummondville, Longueuil, Saint-Lambert, Sainte-Julie, Sorel-Tracy and Mont-Saint-Hilaire. Laval officials have said people can choose whether to go out trick-or-treating on either Thursday or Friday night.