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
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
I discovered Duane Habecker’s YouTube channel quite some time ago. I was intrigued because he was teaching math in an understandable manner. Math was my least favourite subject throughout my school years, but watching and working through his videos is on my personal “Seniors Life List” of things I wish to accomplish.
During the last week leading up to the presidential election, Canadian friends were approaching me with questions. Chief among them was “what the hell is happening down there” and “they wouldn’t really elect Trump, would they?” It reminded me of a Twitter conversation I had back in January of 2016 with a farmer in the … Read more It’s Not Going to Be Okay!
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?