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Vernon byelection planning begins following the passing of Coun. Dalvir Nahal

Vernon councillor Dalvir Nahal is putting $500 of her own money into setting up a needle buyback program
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September 14, 2021 - 6:30 PM

The City of Vernon has to hold a by-election before Jan. 1 to fill the open seat that opened up due to the passing of Coun. Dalvir Nahal.

“On behalf of the City of Vernon, we would like to extend sincere condolences again to the family and friends of Coun. Nahal,” Mayor Victor Cumming said in a press release. “These are difficult circumstances under which a by-election is required in our community.”

Nahal died of cancer earlier this month at the age of 45 while serving her second term on council.

Council will vote on a staff report at the regular meeting on Sept. 27 about a proposed nomination period, advance voting days and the general election.

“The Local Government Act requires local governments to hold a by-election if a council position becomes vacant before January 1 in the year of a general local election, which for British Columbia is January 1, 2022,” according to the press release.

Information will be posted to the City’s website and social media pages as it becomes available.

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