Eric Nyvall says he will run for mayor in this fall’s municipal election. Submitted.

Eric Nyvall says he will run for mayor in this fall’s municipal election. Submitted.

Abbotsford mayoral candidate credits paramedics with saving father’s life

Eric Nyvall paused his campaign over the weekend after his father suffered a serious heart attack

After canceling a campaign barbecue to deal with a family emergency, mayoral candidate Eric Nyvall says he isn’t abandoning the race.

On Saturday, Nyvall’s father had a sudden heart attack, which led to the cancellation of a barbecue the following day.

Thankfully, within 90 minutes of a 9-1-1 call being placed, Nyvall’s father was at hospital in New Westminster having a stent installed. He has since been discharged from hospital.

He hailed paramedics for their quick response, which he said saved his father’s life.

“When minutes counted, they were there,” he said.

Nyvall says his campaign will continue. In August, before the opening of the nomination period, Nyvall said on Facebook that he had already personally knocked on 5,000 doors to spread his message.

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