- Born in Grand-Mère, Quebec, Gord Hunter has lived in six different provinces from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. He has lived in Regina for almost 20 years.
He has worked as a sailor, a landscaper, a freelance gaffer, a radio producer, an announcer, a video tape editor, a television director and within the Labour movement.
He served as the National President of NABET, a broadcast trade union, and was the National Vice-President for Media Workers for the Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. As a representative for those trade unions, he negotiated many collective agreements in a wide variety of industries, mostly in Western Canada and was responsible for the union’s communications needs in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
He retired in 2008 and his current interests beyond family are photography, politics, travel, reading, cooking, single malts, badminton, floor hockey and good craft beer.
Gord Hunter served in Canada’s Cold War Navy from 1962 until 1970. His book, No Badge Killick is about those years. It was a journey that began as a young naive recruit and ended eight years later as a seasoned leading seaman. A submariner in Canada’s Cold War Navy.
It looks at the life of the regular seaman day to day. The fun, the challenges, the camaraderie, the tragedies and frustrations from the perspective of someone living and working in the lower decks.