Prince Albert-Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie is proud to call Prince Albert home.
He said Prince Albert is one of those communities that he is happy to tell people they should move to or come to live.
“There [are] two things that I love about Prince Albert,” he said.
“We have one of the best volunteer rings in the province, we have people that give out their time freely for great causes and I am very proud that I am from Prince Albert because of that fact.”
“And the second thing is we have a very friendly community; people are always looking out for each other and taking care of each others needs,” he added.
Hickie was first elected as MLA for Prince Albert Carlton in 2007 and then re-elected in 2011. He is the proud father of two girls, and he is a family man that believes in the value of getting involved with your community.
He was also recently, voted by paNOW readers, as Best Local Elected Official for Best of the Best 2014.
Hickie said he was honoured by the win.
“I want to let the people of Prince Albert know that it has been an honour to serve them as their MLA,” he said. “It’s one of those kind of jobs where there has been a lot of fun times and a lot of tough times but at the end of the day you can always look back and say what you have done for your community is something you can be proud of.”
“I am very thankful for all the people that support me day in and day out in this city and especially my wife and my two daughters, they are the best children a guy could ever have,” he added.
Recently, Hickie announced that he will not be running in the 2016 election. Instead, he intends to return to policing. Before his first election win in 2007, Hickie was a constable in the Forensic Identification Unit of the Prince Albert Police Service.
In June, Hickie completed the most intensive part of requalification and training for his eventual return to the Prince Albert Police Service. However, Hickie stated he will still continue to serve as Prince Albert Carlton MLA until the next election.
Hickie has served in several posts since becoming an MLA. He served as the minister of Corrections, Public Safety, and policing from 2007-2009. In 2010, Premier Brad Wall appointed him Minister of Municipal Affairs until 2012.
Currently, Hickie is chair of the all-party Special Committee on Traffic Safety. On June 27, new traffic laws were put into effect in Saskatchewan. Those changes were put in place as a result of recommendations from the special traffic safety committee.
To view some of those traffic law changes click here.
To read more on Prince Albert Carlton MLA Darryl Hickie, click here.
Prince Albert, SK
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