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Vernon city councillor dies after long battle with cancer

FILE PHOTO - Vernon Coun. Dalvir Nahal
September 05, 2021 - 4:08 PM

A Vernon city councillor died this morning after a long battle with cancer.

Harwinder Sandhu, Vernon-Monashee MLA, announced the death of Coun. Dalvir Nahal today.

"I am so sad to share the heartbreaking news that, our incredible and long time community advocate, city councillor and a great friend Dalvir Nahal peacefully passed away at Vernon Jubilee Hospital, this morning," Sandhu wrote in a Facebook post, Aug. 5.

"Dalvir was a founder of one of our community’s biggest and successful events Bollywood Bang, which raised so much money every year for good causes in our community. This event also brought us all together, where we celebrated our community’s diversity and generosity," she said. 

Nahal was active with the Sikh Temple and also organized the annual Bollywood fundraiser in support of local charities. She was born in India and raised in Vernon.

She was first elected in 2014. It was halfway through her first four-year term as a Vernon city councillor when she found out she had stage four cancer. She was also previously diagnosed with breast cancer.

She was 45 when she died.

READ MORE: Cancer battle won't stop Vernon city councillor from doing what she loves

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