Brent Kalinowski, North Bay’s Community Safety and Well-Being Coordinator, joins Small Town Times editor Dave Dale and Between 2 Daves Co-Host Dave Mendicino to discuss his role, background and latest updates. A former police officer in Saskatchewan, Brent said he has believed for a long time there needs to be better community planning to deal with issues upstream so they don’t fester into expensive and difficult to mend issues later.
In the news most recently, the ad hoc council committee mandate was extended for another year. Some of the questions answer in this interview: How is Northern Pines and their transitional program doing to help people live independently? Where is the low barrier shelter component going to go? And is the Homeless Hub, recommended out of the DNSSAB homelessness study with a projected $2.6-million price tag, a cure for what ails the city?

See the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan information on the city website:

0:42 Policing background
2:03 Glasgow Scotland
4:47 Ontario mandates
5:57 City’s operational review
8:37 Service Coordination
10:56 Council’s ad hoc committee
11:33 Outreach downtown
14:23 Northern Pines
17:19 Low barrier shelter
20:54 Renewal of trust
21:58 Homeless Hub
27:16 Serious mental health situations
33:10 Addiction as mental illness
37:06 Community ambassador program
41:09 Gathering Place
44:58 Advisory Committees

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Life views from North Bay, Ontario, Canada, with snapshots of rural living, sports and politics mixed with podcasts by a long-time story teller. Small Town Times Productions is the name of Dave Dale’s  communication business, which publishes content for online and print applications. The flagship print publication is the Back in the Bay Magazine, which […]

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