(Note: This article contains hyperlinks. Text in blue will lead to relevant further reading.) In my view, it’s one thing to be hyperbolic, it’s quite another to get the Grade 8 math wrong. While it’s obviously subjective whether Fort Saskatchewan’s long-term debt is increasing at “breakneck speed,” as Arjun Randhawa claims, Randhawa’s much-touted supposed 275% … Read more Councillor Randhawa Should Review His Math
Next Tuesday’s Fort Saskatchewan City Council agenda was released today, and an interesting item is a letter concerning the fate of the old Dr. Turner Lodge, which many Fort Saskatchewan residents have been asking about. The Bite obtained a draft of the letter and some additional information via a Freedom of Information (FOIP) request that … Read more Turner Lodge Proposed Demolition Has Been A Five-Year Decision?
Welcome to the first edition of The Bite newsmagazine. It is a 32-page publication, available in both a widely-distributed, absolutely free print edition, and an online version accessible on the web. What can our readers expect in The Bite? A self-funded, professionally printed newsmagazine devoid of advertising. You can also expect a no-nonsense approach to … Read more Taking A No-nonsense Approach
Judy Smith-Hill lives in Stony Mountain, Manitoba and is the Executive Director and Founder of Before the Bridge Senior K-9 Rescue. For nearly five years, she, her volunteers, and foster families have all been an important part in the rescue of close to eight hundred senior dogs. Before the Bridge is a registered charity for … Read more Before the Bridge
Just how closely is Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur and most of City Council “watching every penny” when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars? Reece Sellin makes some interesting discoveries on how Council is spending your money. What’s it called when you say one thing and then do another? If you listen to Mayor Gale … Read more Who’s Not Watching Every Penny?
Asked if Katchur’s claim about Emergency Room beds being used as storage was accurate, AHS spokesperson Kerry Williamson said, “no, that is not accurate.” To read Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur’s Facebook post on Monday, February 27th, one could think the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital (FSCH) was in a state of crisis. In what I … Read more Mayor Contradicted On Hospital Comments
The Bite talks to psychotherapist and author Steve Becker, LCSW, CH.T Is your “friendly neighbourhood psychopath” someone to be concerned about? And, who or what exactly is a “psychopath?” In this interview, we discuss these topics with renowned psychotherapist Steve Becker, LCSW CH.T. Steve has “written the book” on psychopathy, having authored The Inner World … Read more Should You Worry About a Neighbourhood Psychopath?
The Association of Early Childhood Educators of Alberta (AECEA) is echoing calls from Ontario for increased regulation on private babysitting businesses, following concerning incidents in both provinces. Late last month, the Home Child Care Association of Ontario suggested that province change its child care regulations to ban private babysitters from caring for more than three … Read more Private Babysitting Businesses Need More Regulations
Despite Fort Saskatchewan Mayor Gale Katchur not issuing any formal announcement before press time of this publication, The Bite can confirm that she intends to seek re-election this October. Pursuant to rules under the Local Authorities Elections Act in effect for the upcoming municipal election, all candidates must file formal paperwork declaring their intention to … Read more Mayor Katchur is Seeking Re-Election
A series of lawsuits involving a downtown landlord, to my knowledge last reported on in local media by myself in 2013, appear to be unresolved as of press time of this edition of The Bite, despite the passing of several years. The lawsuits, which combined total over $6.4 million in claims were launched at various … Read more Lawsuits Continue