• Episode 219 BONUS: In this episode we hear from several Dark Poutine listeners, and in one case, a family member of a listener, who are sharing their experiences and feelings around their own UFO encounters. Mike also shares his own experience as a youth, and at the end of the show Mike and Mathew talk about their recent visit to The Extraterrestrial Highway, Rachel, Nevada and the back Gate of Area 51.

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  • Episode 219: In the first of two episodes released this week, Mike interviews Chris Rutkowski. Chris A. Rutkowski is a science writer who has devoted much time to investigating and studying reports of UFOs, writing about case investigations, and offering his insights into the broad UFO phenomenon publishing the annual Canadian UFO Report. Chris has authored numerous books on UFOs and two of his previous books, Abductions and Aliens and The Canadian UFO Report, were national bestsellers. He was recently referred to in a 2021 report to the Canadian Minister of Defense on UFOs in Canada as the person to which the government hands over reports of UFOs. He lives just outside Winnipeg.

    The Canadian UFO Survey
    Twitter - Chris Rutkowski
    Facebook Page - Chris Rutkowski, Writer
    Blog - Chris Rutkowski 
    Report a UFO in Canada - The Canadian UFO Survey
    Report a Canadian UFO Sighting — The Nighttime Podcast
    The Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)
    UFO sightings: Canada’s defence minister briefed | CTV News
    Thematic Guides - Unidentified Flying Objects - Library and Archives Canada
    What does Canada do with reports of UFO sightings? — The Big Story

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  • Episode 218: The history of humanity is rife with stories of unexplained things in the skies above us. Handed down first verbally and pictographically by way of depictions painted on cave walls and then in written accounts, there are scores of stories about strange lights and objects in the sky. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, as human technology has improved, we have been able to better document and disseminate information about these sightings. Over the next two episodes, we have a look at unidentified flying objects, more commonly called UFOs. In this first episode we’ll take a brief look at the phenomena itself, the stigma surrounding it and recent admissions by governmental officials of the existence of these objects. As well, we will peek at some of the stories from right here in Canada that we haven’t already covered. I have had to pick and choose some of the more interesting and detailed reports, as there are more than 1000 reports per year and the database of reports in Canada alone is massive. 


    Chris Hadfield on exploring Mars and the growing conversation about UFOs | CBC Radio

    Former Arizona Governor says he saw a UFO during the 1997 Phoenix Lights - Wikinews, the free news source

    The Canadian UFO Report by Chris A. Rutkowski, Geoff Dittman - Ebook | Scribd

    ParaResearchers Of Ontario - Welcome To Our Space On The Web

    Simeon Perkins Records UFO sighting October 12, 1796 | Queens County Museum

    Canadian DND Report: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)

    Canada’s UFOs: The search for the unknown - Library and Archives Canada


    Wilbert Smith on UFOs Project Magnet and his Contacts with the Boys from Topside — YouTube

    Pentagon UFO videos - Wikipedia

    Documents | NAVAIR - FOIA

    Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System — CADORS: Report 2016P1783

    Credible UFO Reports Are Being Ignored, Declassified Canadian Government Documents Reveal

    UFO sightings: Canada’s defence minister briefed | CTV News



    List of artificial objects leaving the Solar System - Wikipedia

    US10144532B2 — Craft using an inertial mass reduction device — Google Patents

    Walker ‘stunned’ to see ship hovering high above sea off Cornwall | Science | The Guardian

    NINA HAGEN 1985 “Gods Of Aquarius” (English) IN EKSTASY — YouTube

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  • Episode 217: In the early hours of March 27, 2010, Holly Bartlett, 31, was found unconscious and badly injured under the A. Murray MacKay bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 350 metres away from her home. She died the next day in a Halifax Hospital.

    Holly, a grad student at Dalhousie University, was fiercely independent despite her disability. She had been completely blind since she was thirteen years old. Holly’s autopsy indicated she’d imbibed alcohol and that she had sustained “blunt force injury to the head (…) attributable to a fall” and that the manner of death was accidental. Police did a brief investigation determining that after cabbing home from a night out with a friend, Holly became disoriented and lost due to the combination of her alcohol consumption and her blindness.

    Somehow, Holly had wandered down two steeply graded streets away from her home and toward the harbour, had made her way through a hole in a chain link fence, down a steep embankment, and fell 7 metres off a concrete abutment under the bridge across Halifax harbour. They called Holly’s death accidental. Holly’s family and friends in the Justice for Holly group were not satisfied and pressed for further investigation into her death. 


    What Happened to Holly Bartlett? | CNIB

    Documentary What Happened to Holly Bartlett Seasons | Accessible Media Inc.

    Podcast What Happened to Holly Bartlett Podcast | Accessible Media Inc.

    Sights Unseen — YouTube

    Holly Elizabeth Bartlett 1978-2010 - Macleans.ca

    Holly Bartlett witness changes key details in death investigation | CBC News

    Review to be held into blind woman’s death: Halifax police | Globalnews.ca

    External review confirms 2010 death of Holly Bartlett was accidental - Halifax | Globalnews.ca

    Police handling of Holly Bartlett’s death criticized in review | CBC News

    Review of Investigation Into The Death of Holly Bartlett | PDF | Polygraph | Victimology

    Holly Bartlett’s unlikely journey | City | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

    Police announce independent review into Holly Bartlett’s death | News | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

    Telling Holly’s Bartlett’s story, again | Arts + Culture | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

    Holly Bartlett’s family is angry with Halifax police

    What happened to Holly Bartlett? : UnresolvedMysteries

    Holly Bartlett: Autopsy & Clothing - Album on Imgur

    Imgur: Map, based on police report

    Home | CNIB

    NEADS - Financial Aid Directory

    JAWS® – Freedom Scientific

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  • Episode 216: In Quebec, on April 15, 1763, after a supposed confession and hasty trial by an English military tribunal, 30-year-old Marie-Josephte Corriveau was convicted of murdering in brutal fashion her second husband, Louis-Étienne Dodier, and was sentenced to death. She was hanged with haste, three days later. Her body was then put on display in a form-fitting metal cage and placed at a crossroad where for the next five weeks, she stood as a warning to others considering domestic homicide as an answer to an unhappy marriage. When her cage disappeared locals believed that the Devil himself had come and taken Marie-Josephte to hell. It said that La Corriveau's spectre haunts the crossroads still.


    Marie-Josephte Corriveau - Wikipedia

    Uncertain Justice by F. Murray Greenwood, Beverley Boissery - Ebook | Scribd

    Killing Women by Wilfrid Laurier University Press - Ebook | Scribd

    The History of Gibbeting by Samantha Priestley - Ebook | Scribd

    La destinée de la Corriveau « Histoire du Québec

    Légende de la Corriveau – Voyage à travers le Québec

    Les anciens Canadiens - Philippe Aubert de Gaspé

    Il était cent fois La Corriveau : anthologie : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    PressReader.com - Macabre Discovery

    Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained: Investigations Into the Fantastic, the Bizarre and the Disturbing

    Biography – CORRIVEAU, MARIE-JOSEPHTE, La Corriveau – Volume III (1741-1770) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

    The Legend of La Corriveau: Québécois Folklore and The Politics of Nation-Making in Canada by Leslie Savath

    La Corriveau: A woman victim of Society? by Isabelle Parent

    View of From Vilified to Victorious: Reconceiving La Corriveau in Anne Hébert’s La Cage | Studies in Canadian Literature

    La Corriveau | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    The Hanging Cage That Held An Infamous Québec Murderess - Atlas Obscura

    Canadian Urban Legends: La Corriveau of Quebec City | NUVO

    A Shrine for Marie-Josephte Corriveau and for all women who are victims of domestic violence - UBC Library Open Collections

    A Shrine for Marie-Josephte Corriveau - KooZA/rch

    Classic French-Canadian Folktales: Volume I (English Edition; Annotated) eBook : Beaugrand, Honore, Frechette, Louis-Honore, Peters, Hammerson: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

    Cage of la Corriveau on display in Lévis | CBC News

    La Corriveau: The Gibbet of Quebec — YouTube

    French Mourning in the 1700s - Geri Walton

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  • Episode 215: Mary Celeste, formerly Amazon, was an American registered, Nova Scotia built brigantine that was found abandoned on December 4, 1872, some 740 km off the Azores, Portugal. The fate of the 10 people aboard remains a mystery almost 150 years later.


    Fisherman’s Memorial | Lunenburg NS

    Sable Island | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

    The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (text of 1834) by… | Poetry Foundation

    The Mystery of the Mary Celeste. Part One: The Facts - Daily Nautica

    The Mystery of the Mary Celeste. Part Two: Theories - Daily Nautica

    The Mystery of the Mary Celeste. Part Three: the Rediscovery of the Cursed Ship - Daily Nautica

    Solved: The Mystery of the Mary Celeste | UCL News - UCL – University College London

    Mary Celeste - The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

    Mary Celeste Monument – Diligent River, Nova Scotia - Atlas Obscura

    Mary Celeste | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    Mary Celeste - Wikipedia

    6 Famous Unsolved Mysteries That Have Totally Been Solved | Cracked.com

    Weetabix Mary Celeste — YouTube

    The story of the “Mary Celeste” : Fay, Charles Edey : Internet Archive

    Ghost ship : the mysterious true story of the Mary Celeste and her missing crew : Hicks, Brian, 1966 : Internet Archive

    Phantom Ship , The : Henry Passmore : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    The Galley of Count Arnaldos, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    Colossal Squid ~ MarineBio Conservation Society


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  • Episode 214: On November 25, 2011, neighbours around the four-plex at 51st Avenue and 47th Street in the town of Innisfail, Alberta heard a bang which shook their homes. Some said sounded like a gunshot, others said it sounded like someone dropping a heavy pile of wood. The dining room window of one the corner suites had been blown outward, glass was strewn throughout the yard. Police were called to the scene by a bystander inside the home and found a horrific scene. The home was full of smoke and debris. There at the dining room table, still in her wheelchair, first responders discovered the body of 23-year-old, Victoria (Vicky) Shachtay who’d died in what appeared to have been an explosion.Sources:Innisfail | The Canadian EncyclopediaR v Malley, 2015 ABCA 213 (CanLII), R v Malley, 2017 ABCA 186 (CanLII), Malley (Re), 2014 IIROC 10 (CanLII), Malley (Re), 2014 IIROC 29 (CanLII), Blast that killed Vicky Shachtay was a ‘targeted attack’: police | National PostStepfather told victim not to open Christmas gift that turned out to be bomb | CTV NewsFriends, family gather to remember Vicky Shachtay - MountainviewToday.caDisabled woman killed by parcel bomb — YouTubeA defining case | Royal Canadian Mounted PoliceBombing suspect arrested, police hold conference — YouTubeBrian Malley loses last appeal chance - MountainviewToday.caPipe bomb - WikipediaThe pipe bomb: a modern terrorist weapon - PubMedGUILTY - Canada - Vicky Shachtay, 23, paraplegic, killed by bomb, Innisfail, AB, 25 Nov 2011Financial advisor found guilty in blast that killed disabled woman — macleans.caBomb that killed paraplegic Innisfail mom Vicky Shachtay disguised to look like Christmas presents, Red Deer court told | Edmonton SunFriends, family gather to remember Vicky Shachtay - MountainviewToday.caCharges laid in bombing murder of Vicky Shachtay - MountainviewToday.caVictoria Shachtay’s caregiver testifies about moments before fatal explosionMysterious package killed Alberta mother | CBC NewsCanada ‘extremely lucky’ to face few bomb threats, attacks: RCMP - iPoliticsPresentation to Finance Committee Re: Disability Tax Credit Regarding Bill C-462 | Council of Canadians with DisabilitiesVicky Shachtay’s step-dad issues statement about her murder | CTV NewsInvestment Executive: Brian Malley ArticlesGlobal News: Victoria Shachtay | News, Videos & ArticlesRed Deer Advocate: Vicky Shacktay ArticlesVictoria-Shachtay | National PostUnsolved Murders. Help us solve a crime today. Homehttp://www.unsolvedcrimes.caA machinist in rural Ontario flipped the switch on a flashlight that arrived in the mail. Then it exploded | The Star16 years later, police still don’t know who killed Paavo Henttonen | News | toronto.comSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 213:Toronto theatre magnate and enigmatic millionaire Ambrose J. Smalldisappeared without a trace on December 2, 1919, only a day after having made a lucrative deal to sell his ownership interests in his chain of theatres including the Grand Opera House in Toronto. People interested in the case suspected one of two theories were the most likely for the tycoon’s abrupt disappearance — either Small had run off and had into hiding under his own steam, or someone had abducted and very likely killed him. This case has become one of Canada’s oldest mysteries as more than 100 years later, there is yet no answer as to Small’s ultimate fate.


    Ambrose Small Case | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    Canada West | The Canadian Encyclopedia

    $1,750,000 in 1919 → 2022 | Inflation Calculator

    Biography – SMALL, AMBROSE JOSEPH – Volume XIV (1911-1920) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

    Disappearance of Ambrose Small - Wikipedia

    The Doe Network: Ambrose Small - 1891DMON

    The Mysterious Disappearance of Ambrose J. Small | Grand Theatre London

    What Really Happened to Ambrose Small? | Maclean’s | January 15, 1951

    How the mystery of Ambrose Small became Toronto’s most captivating cold case | The Star

    The Mystery Of Ambrose J. Small, The Missing Millionaire - Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

    Ambrose Small, Toronto’s most sensational mystery

    The Grand Mystery of Ambrose Small

    Ambrose Small, The Ghost of the Grand Theatre

    Investigations following the finding of these human bones near Humber… News Photo - Getty Images


    The Missing Millionaire by Katie Daubs | Penguin Random House Canada

    Canadian Mysteries of the Unexplained: Investigations Into the Fantastic, the Bizarre and the Disturbing

    Wild Talents by Charles Fort - Ebook | Scribd

    Mysteries of Ontario by John Robert Colombo - Ebook | Scribd

    Ghost Stories of Canada by John Robert Colombo, Jillian Hulme Gilliland - Ebook | Scribd

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  • Episode 212: On the afternoon of January 27, 1993, the day before her 20th birthday, Sian Simmonds, a student who was working he way through school, was found dead in her basement suite in the Guildford neighbourhood of Surrey, B.C. She had been shot and bludgeoned. Neighbours had heard screams coming from her suite. Only days later, a man named David Schlender was arrested. Already on bail for the attempted murder of one of his cocaine dealers the year before, Schlender told police he’d been hired by another man, Brian West, to commit the murder in exchange for wiping an outstanding drug debt. The investigation of Brian West led to another man, Josephakis Charalambous, the Simmonds’ family doctor who had hired West to murder Sian. Eighteen months before her murder, Sian and her older sister Katie had filed grievances with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons alleging sexual assault by Charalambous. Rather than face censure by the College and risk losing his substantial annual income, Charlambous had sought to silence the girls. As the truth came out about the doctor, his carefully constructed facade of the community minded healer came tumbling down revealing an ugly pattern of violence and predatory behaviour toward young women and girls.Sources:Betrayal of trust | Maclean’s | DECEMBER 12, 1994R. v. West, 1997 CanLII 3157 (BC CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/1dzn4 >R. v. Charalambous, 1997 CanLII 3363 (BC CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/1dznk >Mountie Seduced My Wife. I Want a New Trial — PressReader.comCharalambous v. Canada (Attorney General), 2009 FC 1082 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/26bkj >Charalambous v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 1045 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gl077 >Charalambous v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FCA 177 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gs5q6 >Charalambous v. Attorney General of Canada, 2017 CanLII 1337 (SCC), < https://canlii.ca/t/gx021 >Doctor denied day parole 27 years after hiring hitman to kill teen | Vancouver SunScandalous Case had Public Riveted — PressReader.comDocumentary pays tribute to parents of murdered children - New West RecordFamily Physician Hired a Hit Man to Silence Her…Permanently - Medical BagServing Life 25-One Guard’s Story — ScribdDr. Death M.D. by David Pietras - Ebook | ScribdDoctors Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis - Ebook | ScribdFatal Prescription: A Doctor without Remorse by John Griffiths | GoodreadsMedical Ethics | The Canadian EncyclopediaAbout CAVEATSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 211: On January 27, 1896, in the tiny community of Bear River, Nova Scotia, popular fourteen-year-old Annie Kempton was brutally murdered in her home while her parents were out of town. The crime, papers said, was the worst ever seen in the province up to that point and there was an outcry for swift justice on the heels of the slaying. Two days after the crime, Peter David Wheeler, 26, an immigrant, was arrested and charged with the murder. In July of that year, Wheeler was found guilty of the crime and after his trial, made a confession that some have come to see as coerced. He was hanged less than 8 months after the murder in the middle of the night as a crowd was allegedly on their way from Bear River to lynch him.


    Nova Scotia Archives - Admiral Digby Museum

    Place-names of the Province of Nova Scotia : Brown, Thomas J : Internet Archive

    In search of justice for Peter and Annie | The Chronicle Herald

    Bear River Historical Society | Nova Scotia, Canada

    Peter Wheeler, Murder of Annie… - Admiral Digby Museum | Facebook

    Justice Denied - Atlantic Books

    Stories of our Local Characters

    The Lynching of Peter Wheeler by Debra Komar - Ebook | Scribd

    Maritime Murder: Deadly Crimes from the Buried Past eBook : Vernon, Steve: Amazon.ca: Kindle Store

    Graveyard Tour | Fall For Bear River

    Annie Kempton (1881-1896) - Find a Grave Memorial

    Folksongs from Southern New Brunswick : Creighton, Helen, 1899- : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive

    Bear River tragedy retold in ‘Annie Kempton’ | SaltWire

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  • Episode 210: In the summer of 2003, Ardeth Wood, a 27-year-old PhD candidate studying philosophy at the University of Waterloo, was enjoying a well needed break at her parent’s home in the Orleans neighbourhood of Ottawa. In the early afternoon of August 6, 2003, wanting to take advantage of a beautiful, warm summer day Ardeth borrowed her brother’s bike to go for a ride. Ardeth never came home.

    Ardeth’s disappearance triggered one of the largest searches in Ottawa’s history up to that point covering the almost 200 kilometres of bike paths around the capital city and its suburbs. Five days later, Ardeth’s body was discovered. She’d been drowned on purpose and then hidden by her killer in a densely wooded area along the banks of Green’s Creek. Police had no suspects. Fearing for their own safety, many of the residents of Ottawa were terrified to use the parks and bike paths for some time even with increased police patrols. It would be more than two years before charges were laid against the man accused of Ardeth’s murder.

    Sources and Further Reading:

    The Disappearance of Ardeth Wood An Anthology of True Crime by Pete Dove - Ebook | Scribd

    Ardeth Wood - Wikipedia

    Murder She Solved - The Pathway Predator - Dailymotion Video

    Ardeth WOOD | Obituary | Ottawa Citizen

    Ardeth Mary Margaret Wood (1975-2003) - Find a Grave Memorial

    The value of virginity? « knitnut.net

    University of Waterloo — September 10, 2003: Scholarship remembers murdered grad

    A Mother’s Grief – The Healing Power of Forgiveness | Nourished Motherhood Blog

    Archived Ardeth Remembered

    Archived A death that touched an entire city

    Ardeth Wood murder resonates 10 years later | CBC News

    Interview with Colum Wood — YouTube

    Global study on homicide

    Kristen Gilchrist (2010) “Newsworthy” Victims?, Feminist Media Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2010.514110

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  • Episode 209:Daleen Kay Bosse, was a 26-year-old, wife and mother of Cree heritage and member of the Onion Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan near Saskatoon. On May 18, 2004, after a night out with friends Daleen did not return home. Her family grew worried. When she still hadn’t come home the next day Jeremiah, Daleen’s husband, contacted police, who, initially did not respond with much enthusiasm, telling Jeremiah and Daleen’s concerned parents to wait; that she would probably either come home or check in soon. Daleen’s family organized searches themselves and two weeks later Daleen’s car was found abandoned, but there was no sign of the missing woman. It would be more than four years later that Daleen’s family would find out what had happened to their missing loved one. Daleen had been murdered by a man named Douglas Richard Hales, who, during a Mr. Big sting, had admitted to killing the woman and the led police to Daleen’s charred remains.Sources:Onion Lake – Cree NationThe Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details — Treaty 6The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Details — Frog Lake MassacreFrog Lake Massacre - WikipediaSACP | Missing Persons DatabaseDaleen Bosse Obituary (2008) - Saskatoon StarPhoenixNWAC - Daleen’s StoryFamily hires investigator to help locate daughterMMIWG & Violence Prevention • Native Women’s Association of CanadaHome Page - Final Report | MMIWGR v Hales, 2014 SKQB 411 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gfrdx >Highlights from the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, 2015 | CanLIIMan says he killed woman because she laughed when he couldn’t perform sexually | Philippine Canadian InquirerDouglas Hales guilty of 2nd degree murder of Daleen Bosse | CBC NewsGUILTY - Canada - Daleen Bosse, 26, Saskatoon, Sask, 18 May 2004Muskego Family Gets Some Closure - First Nations Drum NewspaperMother recalls trauma of daughter’s disappearance, murderDaleen Bosse | News, Videos & ArticlesKristen Gilchrist (2010) “Newsworthy” Victims?, Feminist Media Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2010.514110The Different Stories of Cree Woman, Daleen Kay Bosse (Muskego) and Dakota-Sioux Woman, Amber Tara-Lynn Redman: Understanding Their Disappearances and Murders through Media Re-Presentations and Family Members’ NarrativesNews camera allowed in Saskatchewan court for first time - J-SourceSaskatchewan man found guilty of killing Onion Lake Cree Nation woman, 25 - APTN NewsKarina Wolfe case echoes Daleen Bosse murder | 650 CKOMFinding Dawn by Christine Welsh - NFBDouglas Hales’ appeal decision, Nov 23 2015 — YouTubeHales appeal dismissed. - Free Online LibraryTasha Beeds – Walking With Our Sisters2021 National Action PlanHome • National Family and Survivors CircleSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 208: On Feb 4, 1880, just past midnight 5 members of the Donnelly family (A mother and father, two sons, and a niece) we brutally murdered by a mob in their homes just outside of Lucan, Ontario, in Biddolph township. A crime that happened 142 years ago this month, but it is one that had its roots in the distant past, and that has echoed into the future in Canada right up to today.  The family and their story became legendary, and often shocks people into the realization of how dark, and unforgiving life in early Canada could be. Numerous books, songs, tv shows, plays, and films have been made about the murders. There is even a Craft Beer brand in Ontario called The Black Donnelly’s Brewing Company, will illustrations of the family on their bottles. If you grew up in Ontario the massacre was actually part of the school curriculum. This is a case of victim blaming on a huge scale. Myths and legends sprung up about the family — perhaps somewhat to appease the guilty conscience of society. Even up to the early 1980’s if you went to Lucan people would say ‘we don’t talk about the Donnellys’

    [The Vigilante Massacre | Maclean’s | June 1, 1950]
    [Heaven and Hell on Earth: The Massacre of the”Black Donnellys”]
    [Black Donnellys - Wikipedia]
    [History | Lucan Museum]

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  • Episode 207: After World War II, Canada’s economy rose. Work was much easier to come by than during the depression. Even though he’d been able to secure decent employment, family man and world war veteran with movie star good looks, Edwin Alonzo Boyd, was bored. He’d had his share of trouble already and was feeling the itch again. In the fall of 1949, he robbed his first bank. This crime kicked off events that would lead to one of the most infamous Canadian criminal gangs of the era. Over just a few years, The Boyd Gang, named for their charismatic de facto leader, Edwin, robbed numerous banks broke out of one of Canada’s toughest prisons, not once but twice. To some, they were folk heroes. However, public sentiment turned firmly against them after members of the gang, Steve Suchan and Lennie Jackson, murdered Toronto Police Department Sergeant of Detectives Edmund “Eddie” Tong and severely wounded his partner Roy Perry.Sources:Regina v. Boyd, 1953 CanLII 88 (ON CA), Edwin Alonzo Boyd: Life and Crimes of Canada’s Master Bank Robber by Nate HendleyFatal Intentions by Barbara Smith - Ebook | ScribdLine of Fire by Edward Butts - Ebook | ScribdJohn J. Robinette by George D. Finlayson - Ebook | ScribdThe Desperate Ones by Edward Butts - Ebook | ScribdNow You Know Canada’s Heroes by Doug Lennox - Ebook | ScribdLost Rivers — Don JailHistoricist: Titillating and Terrorizing Toronto - Torontoist — ArchivedGeocities — BOYD GANGToronto’s Infamous ‘Boyd Gang’ - CBC ArchivesCBC Archives — Suchan and Jackson hanged back to backEdwin Alonzo Boyd | The Canadian EncyclopediaToronto Feature: The Boyd Gang | The Canadian EncyclopediaWHAT THE BOYD GANG FIASCO CAN TEACH US — Macleans Magazine — 1952ExecutedToday.com » 1952: Lennie Jackson and Steve Suchan, of the Boyd GangSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 206: Starting on the evening of June 29 and going into the early morning of June 30, 2002, Lisa Marie Young, a 21-year-old indigenous woman, was celebrating with friends in her hometown, Nanaimo, B.C. It was not only Canada Day long weekend, but also her friend Dallas’s birthday. The group went to several nightclubs and then attended a pair of house parties outside the city. Lisa left the party with a man the group had met just that evening. There were several frantic texts from Lisa shortly after her departure indicating she was afraid. Lisa Marie Young has not been heard from since. The man she was seen with while leaving the party was later identified as a local 27-year-old man named Christopher William Adair. Adair now refuses to speak to police and has left the country. Nanaimo RCMP presume Lisa has been murdered and her remains have never been found. In the days before the recording of this podcast, an anonymous donor contacted advocates for Lisa offering $50,000 reward to locate her remains. It’s time to bring Lisa home. Someone knows where she is. Maybe you can help.

    When she went missing, Lisa Marie Young was 21 years old. She was 5’4” (163 cm) tall and weighed 115 pounds (52 kg). She had long dark brown hair, brown eyes. Lisa has a tattoo of a band of flowers with a heart in the middle that circles her upper right arm. She was wearing a black skirt, black top, black high boots and a silver hoop necklace.

    If you have any tips or information regarding Lisa Marie Young’s disappearance, please call RCMP Corporal Markus Muntener directly at 250-754-2345


    Dealing Justice - Podcast

    Sources & Further Reading

    Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young - Wikipedia

    Native Women’s Association of Canada — Lisa’s Story

    Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC)

    YouTube — Lisa Marie Young — Nanaimo Crime Stoppers

    McColl Magazine - Lisa Marie Young, Missing Women

    Lisa Marie Young Help Find Lisa Missed by family and loved ones from Nanaimo+ Since June 30, 2002

    Lisa’s Song by Allison Crowe — MP3

    Island Crime Podcast

    Lisa Marie Young: Reward offered for location of missing Nanaimo woman | CTV News

    Lisa Marie Young — Facebook Group

    Main | Lil’ Red Dress Project

    Final Report | MMIWG

    MMIWG2S Inquiry — Master List of Report Recommendations

    MMIW — Calls for Justice

    Family seeks closure 10 years after daughter’s disappearance | Ha-Shilth-Sa Newspaper

    Case 26: Lisa Marie Young - Casefile: True Crime Podcast

    The Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young — True Crime Files

    The Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young - Part I - Canada Day Weekend : UnresolvedMysteries

    The Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young - Part II - The Man in the Red Jaguar : UnresolvedMysteries

    The Disappearance of Lisa Marie Young - Part III - The City Without Pity - Conclusion : UnresolvedMysteries

    CSO - Search Traffic/Criminal By Participant Name — Christopher William Adair

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  • Episode 205: In this Away Game we are off to post World War One Germany where in the early 1920s, a brutal serial killer, Fritz Haarmann, killed at least 27 young men and boys. Many of his crimes, it appears, were committed to impress his lover, a man named Hans Grans. Although Haarmann admitted it was he who murdered and dismembered the victims, he claimed that ultimately, in a few cases, it was Grans who chose who was to die.


    Weimar Republic - HISTORY

    List of German serial killers - Wikipedia

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  • Episode 204: Between 1957 and 1964 in Montreal, Quebec, experiments were undertaken that compromised and invaded people’s minds, their agency to make decisions for themselves removed and their brains mucked about in, both physically and psychologically. These barbaric, Orwellian experiments often involved mind expanding drugs like LSD, sensory deprivation, shock treatments and periods of sleep induced for weeks at a time as well as other treatments that could easily be called torturous. They were sponsored by the most notorious branch of the United States government, the CIA, the Canadian government as well as other shadowy organizations with funding coming even from the Rockefellers. The goals behind the research, it seems were to develop brainwashed, zombie-like ‘recruits’ who would do the bidding of these groups without question or conscience getting in the way and to develop new methods of psychological torture to aid in enemy interrogation. All of it took place right here in Canada. The research was overseen by Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron, an eminent and well-respected psychiatrist at McGill University’s, Allan Memorial Institute with unwitting Canadian psychiatric patients used as Guinae pigs. The project was called MK-ULTRA.


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  • Episode 203: On May 7, 1992, after the McDonald’s restaurant on Kings Road near Keltic Drive in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, closed for the night and the overnight crew was coming in and the evening crew was leaving. Three young men, armed with a shovel handle, knives and a .22 calibre pistol robbed the establishment. They beat, stabbed and shot 4 of the restaurant workers, killing three, Jimmy Fagan, 27, Donna Warren, 22, and Neil Burroughs Jr., 29, and critically wounding 20-year-old, Arlene MacNeil, who was permanently disabled both physically and mentally, requiring round the clock care until her death in 2018. The crime’s brutality brought unwelcome international media attention to the small town, especially when the truth came out. To almost everyone’s surprise, days after the murders, it quickly became evident that the brutal crime had been committed by three, fairly well-liked young men from the area. They’d robbed the place for its cash, making off with a tiny fraction of what they had assumed would be in the restaurant’s safe.Sources:Sydney River McDonald’s murders - WikipediaR. v. Muise, 1992 CanLII 4046 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1qlf2 >R. v. MacNeil, 1993 CanLII 4442 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1pqsc >R. v. MacNeil, 1993 CanLII 4449 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1pqsl >R. v. Wood, 1993 CanLII 4535 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1ql92 >R. v. Muise (No. 1), 1993 CanLII 4555 (NS SC), < https://canlii.ca/t/1ql9r >R. v. Muise, 1994 NSCA 198 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqpp >R. v. Wood, 1994 NSCA 239 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqcn >R. v. MacNeil, 1995 NSCA 10 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/1mqdv >Twenty years of heartache | The Chronicle HeraldN.S. McDonald’s killer granted full parole | CBC NewsMcDonald’s killer Darren Muise ‘financially secure’ and ‘living a good life’ on parole: documents - Halifax | Globalnews.caMcDonald’s murderer ‘financially secure’ and ‘living a good life’: parole documents | CTV NewsDerek Wood, convicted in McDonald’s murders, denied day parole | CBC NewsWood v Warden (Atlantic Institution), 2017 CanLII 67340 (NB CA), < https://canlii.ca/t/h6mgr >Derek Anthony Wood and the Sydney River McDonald’s Murders - Christopher di Armani.comSydney River McDonald’s killer loses appeal | SaltWireOne of three men convicted in McDonald’s murders awarded unescorted absences - Halifax | Globalnews.ca24 Sep 2000, 28 - The Winnipeg Sun at Newspapers.comMurder at McDonald’s: The Killers Next Door eBook : Jessome, Phonse: Amazon.ca: Kindle StoreSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

  • Episode 202: Mathew Charles Lamb was a troubled and disturbed youngster. He was born in Windsor, Ontario, unwanted, to a teenage mother and bounced from one relative’s home to another, never having close relationships with any of them. To him they were merely his keepers. The rules they laid out for him to follow were bothersome to him. Young Matt was incorrigible. He became violent early on, many of the other kids in his family and in the neighbourhood were terrified of him. After a number of run ins with local police and several violent incidents involving firearms, one including a shootout with police, Mathew Lamb was jailed  in the Kingston Pen for the first time — he was just 16. At 18 years old, only days after an early release, Mathew Charles Lamb, went on a shooting spree in Windsor, killing two strangers and wounding two more.


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  • Episode 201: On October 14, 2007, after a gruelling 20-hour journey from Poland, Robert Dziekanski, arrived at the YVR airport’s international terminal in Richmond, B.C. Dziekanski, who spoke nor read any English, was unable to read the signs directing him to what he should do next or where he should go. The confused man spent ten hours in the airport wandering around the secure customs area. His mother was waiting for him with a friend only a few meters away in the public waiting area. Had the two been able to connect this story would have had a very different conclusion, but they did not. She left the airport, frustrated, hours before her son’s final moments.Sources:Commissioner’s Statement - Incident at Vancouver Airport - Canada.caReport Following a Public Interest Investigation into a Chair-Initiated Complaint Respecting the Death in RCMP Custody of Mr. Robert Dziekanski | Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMPBraidwood InquiryBraidwood Commission ReportVancouver Sun — YVR Robert Dziekanski 2007 Taser incident — YouTubeVancouver Airport Tragedy - Canada — YouTube (song)Rundel v. British Columbia – Braidwood Commission, 2009 BCSC 814 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/2465p >Taser International, Inc. v. British Columbia, 2010 BCSC 1120 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/2c0pd >R. v. Bentley, 2013 BCSC 1125 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g0349 >R. v. Bentley, 2013 BCSC 1364 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/fzvpn >R. v. Millington, 2014 BCSC 756 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/g6pxd >R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 143 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gg44h >R. v. Bentley, 2015 BCCA 251 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gjdgc >R. v. Robinson, 2015 BCSC 433 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/ggsh4 >R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 515 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gh26c >R. v. Rundel, 2015 BCSC 1090 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gjr5s >R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 1380 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkh89 >R. v. Millington, 2015 BCSC 1426 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkmrj >R. v. Robinson, 2015 BCSC 1535 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gkwtz >R. v. Millington, 2016 BCCA 293 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gshg5 >R. v. Robinson, 2017 BCCA 6 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gwss2 >Criminal Law: Perjury | CanLII ConnectsFinal report from Braidwood Commission finds Taser use unjustifiedOsoyoos First Nation Mountie still trying to clear his name 12 years after the Robert Dziekanski died - APTN NewsMother of Robert Dziekanski dies during visit to Poland | Watch News Videos OnlineBlamed and Broken: The Mounties and the Death of Robert Dziekanski eBook : Petrovich, Curt: Amazon.ca: Kindle StoreCBA British Columbia - In Memoriam: Thomas BraidwoodCoroner’s ReportSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/darkpoutineSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.