A city unprepared – CBC

October 13, 2021

Mental health, addiction and homelessness are interconnected problems that big cities have faced for years. Now, those same challenges are swamping places like Dryden, the smallest city in Ontario. The people dealing with the consequences don’t see help coming.

As Shauna Pinkerton made her way down the back alley, she pointed out the spots where used needles had been lying scattered along the ground just hours earlier.

The multi-unit building next door looked battered. Its broken windows were boarded up.

A notice of vacant possession was taped to an apartment window out back. The words “f–k off, I don’t care” scrawled just above it.

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