St. John’s mayor in for heart surgery

St. John’s Mayor, Dennis O’Keefe, has been admitted to the Health Sciences Center, and will likely undergo open heart surgery later this week. O’Keefe collapsed on Thursday after he took a routine stress test, but was revived quickly with CPR and a defibrillator, and he told CBC reporters that he “now feels fine and is awaiting a decision expected to be made Tuesday on what course of treatment will be taken.” Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff will take over as acting mayor during O’Keefe’s absence.

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