Hall resigns council seat amid health concerns

Seven-year member of Langley City council facing a ‘significant’ battle with cancer

After serving on Langley City council for seven years, Coun. Dave Hall has resigned.

A “significant” battle with cancer has made it increasingly difficult to balance council with his health and family, leading to his official resignation.

In a press release, which the mayor read out on behalf of Hall, the councillor said he has “greatly enjoyed his most recent term . . . and looks forward to the completion and delivery of a new Timms Community Centre project and pursuit of environmental and parks enhancements, as promised by both the OCP (Official Community Plan) and the City’s Strategic Plan.”

Hall has long been active in the Langleys, also serving as a school trustee from 1997 to 2006 for the Langley Board of Education.

“I know it’s been very hard visiting him and he asked to keep it under wraps until today,” Mayor Ted Schaffer told City council on Monday night.

“We, as a group, may not always see eye to eye, but we still care for each other. I’ve had many discussions with him, good and bad, and those that know both of us, know that there was always a little bit of bantering going on.

“I respect councillor Hall’s views; I didn’t always agree with him, and neither did most of council.

“He did give to this community, he was passionate about this community and he absolutely loved this community.”

A by-election to fill Hall’s position is expected at the end of February.

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