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A Short History

Alec Merrill was an officer in the Canadian Forces until he retired in 1987. Between 1988 and 1991 he was engaged to establish the training for the North Warning System which provides the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) with early warning and air intrusion detection capabilities.

Since 1991 Alec has been a management consultant providing training and consulting services to a wide range of public and private sector clients.

Between 2003 and the fall of 2006, Alec took on the role of Chief of Emergency Services for Fisheries and Oceans Canada which includes the Canadian Coast Guard. He was heavily committed during this period of time for events such as Hurricanes Juan, Rita, and Katrina, SARS, various floods, and other weather related events. .

Current Interests

Alec has traveled extensively in Canada, both on business and for pleasure. He has worked in every province and territory. He has traveled throughout America, Australia, and to various countries in Europe and the Caribbean.

Over the years, Alec has heard some great stories. His desire is to share those stories, history and respect for nature with you.

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