Victoria’s top stories for October 15. (Black Press file photo)

WATCH: Greater Victoria’s top stories of the day

A round-up of the day’s top stories

The top Greater Victoria stories for Oct. 15 are brought to you by Victoria Video Network (VVN).

If you’re looking to celebrate Halloween with fireworks, you may need to take a firework safety course. For more information on this story, click here.

Saanich is putting a $10 permit in place for Halloween bonfires. Permits specify the safe peramaters of setting light to a spooky Halloween. For more information on this story, click here.

Only Quebec City recorded a lower unemployment rate than Greater Victoria in September. Statistics Canada recorded an unemployment rate of 3.2 percent. For more information on this story, click here.

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