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Heading out of town this weekend? Police offer up tips for securing your home

Police recommend taking these steps if you are planning a trip to the cottage, or a campground, or are exploring our beautiful province
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A lake in the woods near Uniacke Estate Museum Park. (Meghan Groff/HalifaxToday.ca)

NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL POLICE
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Whether you are planning a quick trip to the cottage or a campground or are exploring our beautiful province, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips for securing your home while you are away:

  • Stay up to date with current COVID-19 provincial directives, especially travel restrictions and gathering limits. For the latest information, visit: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus
  • Inform a trusted neighbour, friend or family member that you will be away and ask that they keep an eye on your property. It’s also a good idea to leave your destination and contact information so you can be reached in case of an emergency.
  • Ensure your windows and doors are locked before you leave.     
  • Try to make it appear as though your home is still occupied while you’re away. For example, use a light timer and ask a neighbour to collect your newspaper.
  • Don’t announce your travel plans on your social networking sites. Also, sending updates while you’re away informs everyone that you’re not home.

Stay safe and enjoy your travels.

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Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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