Councillor Randhawa Should Review His Math

(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

Who’s Not Watching Every Penny?

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?

Mayor Contradicted On Hospital Comments

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

Should You Worry About a Neighbourhood Psychopath?

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?

Private Babysitting Businesses Need More Regulations

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

Mayor Katchur is Seeking Re-Election

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

Less Liquor?

Last month, Fort Saskatchewan City Councillor Arjun Randhawa proposed new liquor store density regulations. He proposed that new liquor stores be placed more than 750 metres from existing stores. The proposal was withdrawn following debate and heated public comment. We talk to Lana Wells, Associate Professor and the Brenda Strafford Chair in the Prevention of … Read more Less Liquor?