Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
About this podcast
True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
About this podcast
True crime, legends, folklore, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
Dark Poutine - True Crime and Dark History
La Train d’Enfer - The Lac-Mégantic Rail Disaster
Episode 173 - On July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, an unattended 73-car freight train carrying crude oil rolled down a grade and derailed downtown, multiple tank cars exploded, resulting in a massive fire. More than 30 buildings in the town's core were destroyed, and, sadly, forty-seven people lost their lives. Sources: [Ville Lac-Mégantic - Une ville à coeur ouvert] [Déraillement mortel d’un train à Lac-Mégantic - Ville Lac-Mégantic] [Balado Découverte - Le Marcheur d’étoiles | Circuit touristique de Lac-Mégantic] [Cinq clés pour comprendre la tragédie de Lac-Mégantic | Radio-Canada.ca] [10 of Canada’s worst train accidents - Macleans.ca] [Firefighter watched ghost train barrel past him moments before Lac-Mégantic derailment | CBC News] [Rail at center of Quebec town tragedy and heart of its recovery | Reuters] [Lac-Megantic’s resilience tested after ‘le train d’enfer’ - CentralMaine.com] [Summary of Railway Investigation Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada] [Railway Investigation Full Report R13D0054 - TSB Canada] [Lac-Mégantic MMA Train Accident - 6 July 2013 - YouTube] [Audio: Train engineer and railway company talk as Lac-Mégantic burns - The Globe and Mail] [Lac-Mégantic engineer Thomas Harding’s firing ruled illegal - Montreal | Globalnews.ca] [YouTube - Angry Lac Megantic residents seek answers - Global News] [YouTube - Lac-Mégantic News Conference - Investigation Report Release] [YouTube - Lac-Mégantic engineer calls released] [YouTube - Tragédie Lac Mégantic - Pierre Duquet] [YouTube - Incendie à Lac-Mégantic - username Nitrof Taz] [Wayback Machine - Montreal Gazette - Lives lost: Remembering Lac-Mégantic’s victims] [Global News Search - Lac-Mégantic] [Lac-Mégantic rail disaster - Wikipedia] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Prohibition: Canadian Rum Runners & Bootleggers
Episode 172 - To curtail social ills like alcoholism, family violence, and other unsavoury behaviours, religious and puritanical proponents of the Temperance Movement demonized alcohol throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. After numerous U.S. states had become ‘dry’ outlawing the production and sale of alcohol in the years prior, in 1919, the United States ratified the 18th amendment to their constitution, which banned the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within the country’s borders. As hoarded supplies quickly began to run dry over the next ten years, Americans looked outside their borders to keep the liquor flowing into the country. Scores of Canadians stepped up, flouting the laws to move alcohol across the 49th parallel. Many were entrepreneurs with a daredevil spirit, a means of transportation and a desire to make a quick buck, but others were psychopathic, dangerous, mob-connected killers. We’ll talk about a couple of them here. Mike Browne's new book, MURDER, MADNESS, AND MAYHEM: Twenty-Five Tales of True Crime and Dark History, is available this November from Harper Collins Canada! You can pre-order your copy now: https://bit.ly/3oSnKXS Sources: [Prohibition: An Interactive History – Mob Museum] [Women Led the Temperance Charge – Prohibition: An Interactive History] [Captain Jack Randell] [Captain Jack Randell - Classic Sailboats] [The Sinking of The I’m Alone] [Heaving To Is a Valuable Skill for All Sailors] [Story of the I’m Alone | Decora-chan | Prince Edward Island] [Ernest Hemingway - Biographical - NobelPrize.org] [The Whisky King - Trevor Cole - eBook] [Molls of a mobster | Maclean’s | OCTOBER 5, 1987] [Biography – STARKMAN, BESHA (Tobin)] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tangled Web: The Shootings of Alfred and Rosemary Podgis
Episode 171 - Rosemary Podgis, 56, and her husband Alfred, 58, were found in a Pennsylvania Ravine. They had been fatally shot in their Loch Arbour, New Jersey home over the Fourth of July weekend in 1982. The apparent perpetrators arrested by police 5 days later were two 18-year-olds: Scott Robert Franz, Rosemary’s son from a previous marriage, and Scott’s Canadian friend Bruce Anthony Curtis, who had been Scott’s classmate at King’s Edgehill private school in Nova Scotia where the pair had just graduated. The events leading up to the deaths of Rosemary and Alfred Podgis would be extremely important in establishing what led two teens, both with promising futures ahead of them, to kill Scott Franz’s mother and stepfather. Was it cold-blooded murder or, as Bruce would later claim, a tragic accident caused by a faulty firearm? Sources: [Blood Knot: The Trial and Conviction of Bruce Curtis by David Hayes] [State v. Curtis :: 1984 :: New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division :: Justia] [Two 18-year-olds, one from Nova Scotia, were held today… - UPI Archives] [A disputed killing in New Jersey | Maclean’s | APRIL 16, 1984] [Curtis’s long trip home | Maclean’s | MARCH 7, 1988] [National Film Board of Canada - Journey Into Darkness: The Bruce Curtis Story] [Dalhousie - The Gazette - Volume 117, Number 22 - February 21, 1985] [Canadians Mount Campaign To Obtain Man in New Jersey Prison] [YouTube - Deadly Betrayal: The Bruce Curtis Story - 1992 NBC Sunday Night Movie] [Crime-Sep-24-1989-947717 | NewspaperArchive] [Scott Franz’s Home - GoogleMaps] [Bruce Curtis and Scott Franz case - MemoryNS] [Shootings of Alfred and Rosemary Podgis - Wikipedia] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Slippery as an Eel: The Tale of Ernest Cashel
Episode 170 - In November of 1902, a rancher named Issac Belt from Haynes Creek near Red Deer, Alberta, had gone missing. Investigating officers had gone to Belt’s ranch to question a young man calling himself Bert Ellsworth, who was suspected of horse theft, who had been lending a hand there. That young man and Belt were both missing. Police discovered the man claiming to be Ellsworth at a camp on the outskirts of Calgary. Some of Belt’s personal belongings were in Cashel's possession, and Cashel was wearing Issac's clothes. In reality, his name was Ernest Cashel, a 21-year-old American. He was on the run from U.S. and Canadian authorities for forgery and other crimes, including escaping from custody several times. Cashel was arrested and charged with theft and later charged with Isaac Belt’s murder, convicted and sentenced to hang. Cashel escaped one last time, only days before he was to be executed, and was on the run for more than a month before being recaptured and sent to see his maker via the hangman. Sources: [The Case of Ernest Cashel | Maclean’s | December 1st 1930] [Ernest Cashel - Wikipedia] [2 Feb 1904, Page 1 - Vancouver Daily World at Newspapers.com] [Ernest Cashel Hanged at Calgary - Newspapers.com] [Scoundrels and Scallywags: Characters from Alberta’s Past by Brian Brennan] [The Pursuit of Ernest Cashel by MJ Malcolm] [14 Dec 1929, 39 - The Province at Newspapers.com] [Ernest Cashel Hanged - page 3 - Newspapers.com] [Hanged - Edmonton Journal (archived)] [Ernest Cashel on way to trial, Calgary, Alberta - Photo] [Ernest Cashel Story - Glenbow.org - January 30 - February 5] [Biography – NOLAN, PATRICK JAMES – Volume XIV (1911-1920)] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Worst Case Scenario: The Murders of Chloe and Aubrey Berry (BC)
Episode 169: On the evening of Christmas Day in 2017, upon gaining access to an Oak Bay, British Columbia apartment, police discovered a bloody crime scene. In the suite were the bodies of six-year-old Chloe Berry and her four-year-old sister, Aubrey Berry. They had been murdered in their beds. First responders also discovered Andrew Berry, Chloe and Aubrey’s father, naked, seriously injured and bleeding in the apartment's bathtub. He had penetrating injuries to his left chest and throat. First responders took Andrew by ambulance to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. He’d eventually have a rather tall tale to tell about what had taken place that day. Sources: R. v Berry, 2019 BCSC 2362 (CanLII), < [https://canlii.ca/t/j5tr8]> [Global News - SEARCH - Andrew Berry] [Oak Bay News - SEARCH - Andrew Berry] [Search Results | Times Colonist - Andrew Berry] [Oak Bay Police Note - Twitter] [Photo exhibits from Andrew Berry murder trial - BC | Globalnews.ca] [Mom of slain Oak Bay sisters supports recent changes to Canada’s Divorce Act | Globalnews.ca] [Chloe & Aubrey Berry Bursary Fund - Victoria Foundation] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Murder of Nadine Anne Taylor
Episode 168 - On the evening of July 28, 2010, Nadine Anne Taylor, a 29-year-old woman in Halifax, Nova Scotia, left the Convoy Avenue apartment in Fairview she shared with her boyfriend, Gene. Nadine, who did not have a telephone, told Gene she needed to make a call, left her home and walked a nearby payphone to make a call. She was never seen alive again. Sources and Further Reading: [CANADA - Canada - Nadine Taylor, 29, Halifax NS, 28 July 2010] [Police locate human remains | Halifax] R. v. Laffin, 2013 NSSC 135 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/fx9dc] > R. v. Laffin, 2013 NSSC 136 (CanLII), < [http://canlii.ca/t/fxb17] > [Global News SEARCH: Steven Elliot Laffin] [Steven Laffin | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers] [Obituary of Nadine Anne Taylor | J Albert Funeral Home] [Fears grow for missing Halifax woman | CBC News] [Fact Sheet - Prostitution Criminal Law Reform: Bill C-36, the Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act] [Stepping Stone Nova Scotia | Sex Worker Support] [51 Weyburn Road - Dartmouth, NS - Google Maps] [Luminol - Wikipedia] [R.I.P Nadine Taylor - Facebook Group] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did They Get it Right? The Rafay Family Murders
Episode 167: On July 13, 1994, just after 2:00 am, police responded to a 911 call from Sebastian Burns, 18. Sebastian and his friend, Atif Rafay, also 18, claimed they had discovered ‘some kind of break in’ and multiple deaths at Atif’s family home in Bellevue, Washington. A bloody crime scene awaited the first responders. All three of the victims, Tariq and Sultana, Atif’s parents and his sister, Basma, had been bludgeoned to death. Right away, something felt off to the Bellevue Police, who focused their attention on the pair of young men who’d reported the crime. But did they get it right? Sources: United States of America v. Burns, 1997 CanLII 3271 (BC CA), United States v. Burns, 2001 SCC 7 (CanLII),  1 SCR 283, [168 Wn. App. 734, STATE V. RAFAY] [Rafay Burns Appeal Site] [Sebastian Burns 911 Call - YouTube] [On the Margins of Freedom | The Walrus]() [Written In Blood - CBS News] [Confessions of Murder ; Exposing the False Confessions Created from the Mr. Big Stings by Alan R. Warren | eBooks - Scribd] [The wrongful convictions of Sebastian Burns and … - En Vero] [Give Them Enough Rope - Shawn Blore] [YouTube - Sebastian Burns Pre-Sentence Statement Part 1 of 6] https://fuqrafiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/WMFuqraWash.pdf Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hate Crime: The Murder of Aaron Webster
In the early morning hours of November 17, 2001, officers from the Vancouver Police were dispatched to the Second Beach area of Stanley Park. Several callers to 911 indicated that there had been some kind of altercation and a group of man had badly beaten another man. Two VPD constables arrived at the Second Beach parking lot within minutes of being called to find a distraught man frantically providing CPR to a bloodied man on the ground. The man on the ground was naked except for socks and shoes. Police assessed the man’s condition and immediately called for an ambulance. The paramedics from the BC Ambulance Service arrived quickly, but determined that it was too late. Aaron Zane Donald Webster, 42-year-old and a member of Vancouver’s gay community, was dead. He had been brutally beaten with a blunt instrument and his killers had skittered off into the night leaving Aaron to die. Aaron’s death would be come to be recognized as Canada’s most well-known and notorious cases of ‘gay bashing’. Guest Host: Mathew Stockton (Steve the dog's dad) Sources: R. v. J.S., 2003 BCPC 442 (CanLII), R. v. A.C., 2003 BCPC 508 (CanLII), R. v. Cran and Rao, 2004 BCSC 1635 (CanLII), R. v. Cran, 2005 BCSC 171 (CanLII), R. v. J.S., 2005 BCPC 556 (CanLII), R. v. Cran, 2006 BCCA 464 (CanLII), [Wright, N. (2011). Murder in the park : civic identity-making and space in Vancouver. University of British Columbia.] [Aaron Webster | Xtra Magazine] [The murder that changed us | Xtra Magazine] [Ten Years After Aaron Webster’s Death, What’s Changed? | The Tyee] [Stanley Park Rawlings Trail, Gay Vancouver Cruising Areas] [Stanley Park | City of Vancouver] [Search - Aaron Webster - 2001 - Newspapers.com] [Aaron Webster - CHF BC] [Aaron Webster Housing Co-operative – Original Site – Community Land Trust] [QMUNITY — BC’s Queer, Trans, and Two-Spirit Resource Centre] [Pflag Canada] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dark Poutine Returns April 19 2021
It’s 2021. It’s been a hell of a year and Dark Poutine is still ticking along. That said, I need a quick break for my sanity and to do some behind the scenes work to freshen up some of the elements the show. Dark Poutine will be returning on April 19, 2021, with the same level of careful research and compassionate, personal story telling with new guest hosts, a shiny new logo and some new music. See you in a month, so until then, don’t forget to be a good egg and not a bad apple. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Frenzy: The Killing of Traci Lynch (PE)
Episode 165: On the afternoon of July 24, 2015, RCMP were called by the residents of 192 Pleasant Grove Road, outside of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island. They said that the night before there had been a fight between a man, Joel Lawrence Clow, 46, and a woman, Clow’s 40-year-old on an off again girlfriend and mother of one, Traci Lynn Lynch. Responding officers knew they would be investigating a domestic dispute, they’d dealt with Traci and Joel before. Things became more serious when cops discovered Traci, deceased on Clow’s property. Sources: R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 9 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/h4g38 > R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 10 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/h4g39 > R v. Clow, 2017 PESC 12 (CanLII), R v Clow, 2019 PECA 5 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/hxmb0 > Trial - Day 1 Trial - Day 2 Trial - Day 3 Trial - Delay Trial - Day 4 Trial - Day 5 Trial - Day 6 Trial - Day 7 Trial - Day 7b Trial - Day 8 How This P.E.I. Program Helps Women Take Back Control After Leaving Abusive Relationships | CBC News | Ethical Editor Belvedere Funeral Home - Traci Lynch Obituary Clow / Lynch Timeline - CBC Why People Stay - The Hotline Ending Violence Association of Canada Domestic Violence and Abuse - HelpGuide.org Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On the Run: Triple Murderer Kevin Louis Vermette
Episode 164: On July 12, 1997, in the town of Kitimat, British Columbia, after months of tension, tempers boiled over, and a violent altercation took place between a mad man and four young men. Three of the men, Michael Mauro and Mark Teves, both 20 and 21-year-old David Nunes were dead, and another, 20-year-old Donny Oliveira, was barely clinging to life after a local man named Kevin Louis Vermette allegedly blasted away at the group with a sawed-off shotgun before disappearing into the brush. He is still on the loose almost 24 years later. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: Suspected BC murderer: Vermette still on the loose | Dawson Creek Mirror $25,000 reward in Kitimat triple murder cold case set to expire | Globalnews.ca Wanted by the RCMP: Kevin Louis Vermette | Royal Canadian Mounted Police B.C. town rescinds $25,000 reward for info on 1997 triple-murder. Some donors want their money back | National Post A hockey game gets rowdy, and other Kitimat police files this week – Kitimat Northern Sentinel Wanted man who fled B.C. city 16 years ago may be alive: RCMP - The Globe and Mail Experienced outdoorsman flees into forest after killing 3 young adults and injuring another with a shotgun. Police believe he may still be alive. : UnresolvedMysteries Fifteen years on, the questions remain – Terrace Standard America’s Most Wanted Fans - Kevin Vermette KEVIN LOUIS VERMETTE | Wanted For Murder (July 1997, Kitimat, BC) Wanted by the RCMP - Kevin Louis VERMETTE CANADA’S MOST WANTED: These killers are on the run; have you seen them? | Toronto Sun America’s Most Wanted - Season 22 Episode 32: May 23, 2009 - Metacritic Community Profile - District of Kitimat Unsolved Mysteries - Board With Everything amw.com | Kevin Vermette - Fugitive Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Twice Hanged: The Life and Crimes of Bennie Swim
Episode 163: In New Brunswick, in the fall of 1922 a convicted double murderer named Bennie Swim was hanged for the murder of the woman he loved, his first cousin Olive and her husband, Harvey Trenholm. Bennie didn’t die the first time, so the authorities hanged him again. Co-host: Carol Browne Promo:Murderish Sources: The Ballad of Benny Swim (original) - Mike Q - YouTube Hanged Twice_Benny Swim Bennie Swim | Cases | Crime and Punishment | Projects | Faculty of Arts | UNB ExecutedToday.com » 1922: Benny Swim, “dead as a door-nail” (or not) The Carleton County Man Who Was Hung Twice ”Benny Swim” Benny “Bennie” Swim (1899-1922) - Find A Grave Memorial The Life of a Screw - Douglas E. Arch Drop Dead: A Horrible History of Hanging in Canada: Poplak, Lorna HistoricPlaces.ca - HistoricPlaces.ca Harvey Dixon Trenholm (1883-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree Olive M (Swim) Trenholm (1905-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree Benny Swim (1899-1922) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree William Guy Carr - Wikipedia This Week in New Brunswick History http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/canada.html Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Death on the 505: The Shooting of Sammy Yatim
Episode 162: In July of 2013, on a busy summer night in downtown Toronto, police received several calls about a man on a streetcar brandishing a knife and threatening passengers and the transit operator. After an encounter with police lasting only 50 seconds, 18-year-old Sammy Yatim had been shot nine times and later died from his wounds. As videos of the incident surfaced, many people were outraged, claiming that the police had used excessive force and calling for the head of the officer who had pulled the trigger. Co-host: Carol Browne Promo:Ignorance Was Bliss Sources: Global News | Search - Sammy Yatim Toronto Police shoot Sammy Yatim on TTC streetcar - Markus Grupp YouTube Enhanced audio/video - Shooting of Sammy Yatim by Toronto Police Const. Forcillo on July 27, 2013 - YouTube TTC surveillance camera 1 - YouTube TTC surveillance camera 2 - YouTube TTC surveillance camera 3 - YouTube TTC surveillance camera 4 - YouTube The Killing of Sammy Yatim | Toronto Life Sammy’s Fight Back for Justice - Home | Facebook Shooting of Sammy Yatim - Wikipedia Special Investigations Unit — News Release James Forcillo bail decision | Bail | Appeal Reasons for the sentence of James Forcillo | Murder | Crime & Violence James Forcillo parole decision | Parole | Probation Officer Police Encounters With People in Crisis 2014 | Emergency Department | Mental Health Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Murder of Alison Parrott
Episode 161 - On a warm July day in 1986, 11-year-old Alison Parrott was lured from her Toronto home by a man on the phone claiming to be a sports photographer who wanted to take photos of the young athlete. Two boys discovered Alison’s body in a heavily wooded section of Kings Mill Park two days later. She had been bound, raped and strangled to death. It would take a decade before science caught up to the point where her killer could be brought to justice. Co-Host: Carol Browne Sources: R. v. Roy, 2003 CanLII 4272 (ON CA), < [https://canlii.ca/t/drk] > [Exhibit A - Killer in a Box] [Alison Parrott: Leader of the pack | Globalnews.ca] [YouTube - Crime Beat TV Show - Alison Parrott] [Murder of Alison Parrott - Wikipedia] [The horror of child murders | Maclean’s | AUGUST 11, 1986] [Parrott’s Killer Convicted | The Canadian Encyclopedia] [FindAGrave.com - Alison May Campbell Parrott] [GIRL FOLLOWED RULES, BUT KILLER WON GAME - Chicago Tribune] [Jury convicts Roy in Alison Parrot murder | CBC News] [News Article - Toronto Star Ottawa Bureau] [Staring down evil - The Globe and Mail] [Why millions in Crime Stoppers rewards go unclaimed | The Star] [Girls who went missing in Ontario: Solved and unsolved cases | The Star] [Colin Pitchfork - Wikipedia] [Violent Crime Linkage Analysis System | Royal Canadian Mounted Police] [What is ViCLAS – What is ViCLAS] [Stay Alert Stay Safe PSA#3 - YouTube] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Murder of Elena Tchoudakova
Episode 160 - Elena Tchoudakova was a beautiful, outgoing and vibrant 23-year-old Russian woman attending Interior Design at Toronto’s Ryerson University. In January of 1995 Elena was discovered in her apartment, she’d been brutally beaten to death and left in her bathub. There were a number of suspects with means and motive but only one with opportunity. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: [The Russian Princess Case: MacDonald, Bruce: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store] R. v. Ho, 1999 CanLII 3823 (ON CA), [50 Cambridge Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Housecreep] [Tchoudakova : Toronto Public Library] [Interactive: Toronto homicides since 1990 | The Star] [Can a theatre program help rehabilitate Ontario prisoners? | The Star] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
AWAY GAME: Cult of Revolution: The Posse
Episode 159: In the early 1980s near the small town of Rulo, Nebraska a white-supremacist cult leader named Michael Wayne Ryan and his band of followers took over a local farm essentially stealing it from the property owner. They burglarized nearby businesses and residences to fund their survival after the upcoming battle of Armageddon prophesied in the Books of Revelations. Ryan, a proponent the Christian Identity movement’s doctrines with links to an anti-government group called Posse Comitatus spewed antisemitic views, the supremacy of the white race and planned to take down the government. In 1982 Ryan was arrested for the torture and murder of, Luke Stice, the 5-year-old son of the property’s former owner and the torture killing of one of his followers, 27-year-old, James Thimm. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: [Michael Wayne Ryan | Murderpedia] [Michael W. Ryan - Wikipedia] [Christian Identity and Religions of America (Joseph Baker)] [Evil Harvest: The True Story of Cult Murder in the American Heartland] [Nebraska Inmate Details] [Cult Education Institute :: Group Information Archives] [Christian Identity | Extremism in America | ADL] [ROSS] Facts [NIGHTMARE IN RULO - Chicago Tribune] [State v. Ryan :: 1989 :: Nebraska Supreme Court Decisions :: Justia] [Dennis Ryan | Omaha Magazine] [SPLCenter.org: Identity Crisis] [Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville Timeline] [PolitiFact | Donald Trump’s ‘very fine people on both sides’ remarks (transcript)] [Rick Ross, Executive Director] Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Girl in Saskatoon: Who Murdered Alexandra Wiwcharuk?
Episode 158 - Twenty-three-year-old nurse and former beauty queen, Alexandra Wiwrachuk, thought the warm spring night in 1962 would be perfect for a walk down by the river before her midnight shift at Saskatoon’s City Hospital. Alexandra did not show up for work that night, and it was not until thirteen days later that children stumbled upon her broken body in a shallow grave. Someone had savagely beaten the young woman, brutally raped her and then buried her alive, leaving her to die. Nearly sixty years later, no one has ever been brought to justice in Alexandra Wiwcharuk’s murder. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: https://justiceforalex.com http://alexandrawiwcharuk.net/index.html https://www.facebook.com/alexandrawiwcharuk/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unsolved_murders_in_Canada https://thestarphoenix.remembering.ca/obituary/alexandra-wiwcharuk-1074725458 https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0068LY6BE/ Girl In Saskatoon - Doc Johnny Cash - The Girl in Saskatoon SASKATOON POLICE Saskatoon Police Website email@example.com 1-306-975-8300 SASKATOON CRIME STOPPERS Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 THE NIECES OF ALEXANDRA Nieces Official Website firstname.lastname@example.org 1-866-794-1962 (toll free) All calls private and confidential! Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Ideal Maternity Home: Butterbox Babies
Episode 157 - From the late 1920s until after the Second World War, Lila and William Young ran the Ideal Maternity Home and Sanitarium for Unwed Mothers at East Chester, Nova Scotia. The pair have been referred to as ‘baby farmers’ who sold healthy newborns to wealthy couples with the means to pay and left the less viable to die of starvation. Estimates are that more than 100 and as many as 400 to 600 babies may have died in their care. Many of these deceased infants were quietly buried in wooden butter boxes at various sites around the area, while it is believed that others may have been disposed of in the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_Maternity_Home https://canadiancrc.com/Butterbox-Babies_Killers-Child-Trafficking-Canada/Butterbox_Survivors.aspx https://canadiancrc.com/Butterbox-Babies_Killers-Child-Trafficking-Canada/Butterbox-Babies-Baby-killers-child-trafficking-selling-babies-Canada-adoption-story.aspx https://murderpedia.org/female.Y/y/young-gladys-lila.htm http://archive.macleans.ca/article/1995/1/9/maternal-damnation https://www.amazon.ca/Butterbox-Survivors-Robert-Hartlen/dp/1551092905 https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/184030298/eva-margaret-nieforth https://www.scribd.com/read/238627429/Deadly-Duos https://www.scribd.com/read/350837071/True-Crime-Confidential-Volume-4-True-Crime-Confidential-4#b_search-menu_662236 https://www.scribd.com/read/230097379/Cold-North-Killers-Canadian-Serial-Murder https://web.archive.org/web/20010606012612/http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/bhartlen http://bastards.org/nova-scotiahttps://commons.allard.ubc.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1007&context=emeritus_pubs Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Canadian Boogeyman – Dangerous Offender, Thomas Svekla
Episode 156 - In 2006, Thomas George Svekla, 38, a man who’d been in and out of trouble since 16, became the focus of a murder investigation lead by the Project KARE task force. Svekla was a suspect in as many as twelve murders. He was only ever charged with two slayings, that of Theresa Innes and Rachel Quinney, but was designated a dangerous offender for his long history of violent offences. Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: R. v. Svekla, 2007 ABQB 557 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 181 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 187 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2009 ABQB 193 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2010 ABQB 370 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2010 ABCA 390 (CanLII), R. v. Svekla, 2011 ABCA 154 (CanLII), Edmonton Journal - June 8, 2008 - Tom Svekla's Secret Life https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/edmonton-killer-gets-life-no-parole-for-17-years/article18452563/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Christmas 2020: Santa Claus, Ghost Stories and Krampus, the Christmas Cryptid
Episode 155: The holidays can be a notoriously hard time for people who either miss loved ones or have a hard time being around them so much. For those reasons, we take a break from all the murder and mayhem and try to bring you a little holiday cheer with a bit of a dark edge. This year, for our fourth Christmas, themed episode, we learn about the global depictions of Santa Claus, some dark Christmas traditions from around the world, and Krampus, the Christmas Demon. See you in the new year! Co-host: Carol Browne Sources: https://www.stnicholascenter.org/who-is-st-nicholas https://www.whychristmas.com/customs/fatherchristmas.shtml https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus http://www.krampus.com/krampus-on-the-web.php https://www.thethings.com/15-terrifying-christmas-stories-that-will-put-you-in-true-holiday-spirit-this-year/ https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.scaryforkids.com/christmas-stories/ https://litreactor.com/columns/20-ghost-and-horror-stories-for-christmas https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-do-ghost-stories-go-christmas-180961547/ https://carterhaughschool.com/10-spooky-ghost-stories-for-christmastime/ https://www.icelandairhotels.com/magazine/blog/icelands-13-yule-lads-mag https://www.ranker.com/list/story-of-icelandic-yule-brothers/erin-wisti https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/71999/9-facts-about-krampus-st-nicks-demonic-companion https://www.britannica.com/topic/Enkidu https://thecompanion.in/christmas-eclipse-festival-saturnalia/ Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.