Former Saskatchewan Corrections Minister and veteran MLA Yogi Huyghebaert says it's time to call it a career.

The 69-year-old says he will not run in the next provincial election expected in April 2016.

Huyghebaert was first elected in a byelection in Wood River in 2000 and is serving his fourth term in the legislature.

He served as the minister of corrections, public safety and policing from May 2009 to May 2012.

Before going into politics, Huyghebaert was a pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving in Germany as a squadron pilot and later flying with the famous Snowbirds.

Huyghebaert says he'll continue to serve as MLA for Wood River until the next election.