Justine Mallah is the latest candidate running for North Bay's city council.
According to her news release, she lives with her husband, Justin, in the Pinewood area.
She says she has over eight years of experience in community outreach, political engagement, and health promotion.
"I am running for City Council because North Bay has been Ontario’s best-kept secret for too long,” says Mallah. "Surrounded by gorgeous lakes and forests, North Bay has an abundance of local artisans and businesses, high-quality restaurants, and passionate people doing powerful grassroots work. It’s time we invest in and leverage our strengths to increase tourism, attract more talent, and initiate further development.”
Issues that Mallah hopes to champion include:
- mental health,
- climate change, and
- community safety.
"More sidewalks, for instance, will make getting around the city safer for pedestrians, joggers, and kids at play. Sidewalks promote active transportation, which can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the long term. We need a city council that works for the community. Decisions by Council must benefit the community today and in the long term."
Mallah is the chair of the Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee of Nipissing, the co-chair of the Gambling Harm Reduction Partnership of Nipissing and Parry Sound, as well as a member of North Bay’s Terry Fox Run Planning Committee.
Mallah has also facilitated art workshops through Art Fix and has been involved with the Gateway Theatre Guild.
Before moving to North Bay in 2018, she managed a charitable organization called Meagan’s Hug, which has raised over $5 million for research into childhood brain tumours.