Happy Valley-Goose Bay John Hickey Has Died

The Mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay John Hickey has died.

Hickey was surrounded by family members last night in hospital in St. John’s.

Hickey shot himself in the face accidentally while hunting.

Hickey has served the citizens of Happy Valley-Goose Bay for 16 years as Mayor, Deputy Mayor and councilor.

Hickey was elected as the Member to the House of Assembly for the district of Lake Melville in 2003 and served until 2011. He was also the Minister of Transportation and Works and Minister Responsible for Labrador Affairs.