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Canadian True Crime

Kristi Lee

True Crime, Society & Culture, History

4.8 • 4.8K Ratings

Overview

Join Kristi Lee - an Australian who moved to Canada over a decade ago, for an immersive deep dive into some of the country’s most thought-provoking true crime cases.

Using facts curated from court documents, inquiry reports and news archives, Kristi carefully unravels each case—exposing pitfalls of the criminal justice system that all Canadians need to know about.

At least two new episodes a month. Learn more at www.canadiantruecrime.ca.



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348 Episodes

Introducing: Pretendians

Today we're pleased to share with you the first episode of Pretendians - a riveting new podcast series that looks at some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and professors who all have something in common: they aren’t Indigenous. There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. So why do these so-called “pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed?  In each episode of Pretendians, co-hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) and Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) reveal unbelievable stories of audacious fraudsters and investigate the complex phenomenon of Indigenous identity theft. We hope you enjoy this episode, and we'll see you soon! Subscribe to Pretendians or follow it in your favourite podcast app. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Bizarre Encounters

They've been called bizarre by some, amusing by others, and downright terrifying by those involved... but one thing these cases all have in common is that they're all true. In this episode, we unravel the facts and fallout from each case, proving that reality can indeed be stranger than fiction. This month, Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association. UPCOMING EVENTS: June 2-5 Podcast Power Up Summit (Radio Days North America)  | TORONTO, ONTARIO→ Kristi’s session: "Getting your Indie Podcast Signed", June 2 @ 1:40 p.m. June 7–9 Motive Crime & Mystery Festival  | TORONTO, ONTARIO→ Kristi's session: “Through the Mirror Darkly: Why we love True Crime”, June 8 @ 6:30 p.m. July 12-14 True Crime & Paranormal Podcast Festival  | DENVER, COLORADO→ See Kristi at Podcast Row with all the other registered podcasts Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 2

NORTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA [Part 2 of 2 ] The story of Sheslay Free Mike ends in a harrowing stand-off—and a great tragedy. Special thanks to Garry Rodgers, Bob Buday, and Ed Hill.Voice of Michael Oros: Craig Baird of Canadian History EHX podcast This month, Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime. Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 1

Sheslay Free Mike terrorized the north for more than a decade. His real name was Michael Oros, and he's been remembered as a legend of the north, the other “mad trapper”, a folk hero… and a cold-blooded killer. But there's much more to this story than meets the eye... This two-part series takes a look back at a well-known, historic case that was sensationalized through headlines, to show that behind it was a real, human story. Special thanks to Garry Rodgers, Bob Buday, and Ed Hill, and to Craig Baird of Canadian History EhX for voiceover of the Oros diaries. Release schedule:Part 2 will be released to all on Monday April 22. Listen ad-free and early on our premium feeds. Additional Content Warning:This series includes brief mentions of the death of an animal. Monthly Donation:Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this series at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes/155 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Raymond Laroche

Additional content warning: This case is about the death of a baby, and there is mention of domestic violence and animal abuse. Please take care when listening. After the disappearance of a baby in Windsor in 1990, lurid headlines on both sides of the Detroit River quickly turned the baby’s teen parents into sordid celebrities. The intention of this episode is to take a look back at a shocking crime sensationalized through headlines, how it captured public attention and inspired vigilante justice. It also reveals the stark differences between Canadian and American news coverage that played a pivotal role in the way this crime—and the stories about this crime—played out. To see news clippings and photos from this case, follow Canadian True Crime on Facebook or Instagram. Monthly Donation:Canadian True Crime has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Raymond LaRoche

Additional content warning: This case is about the death of a baby, and there is mention of domestic violence and animal abuse. Please take care when listening. After the disappearance of a baby in Windsor in 1990, lurid headlines on both sides of the Detroit River quickly turned the baby’s teen parents into sordid celebrities. The intention of this episode is to take a look back at a shocking crime sensationalized through headlines, how it captured public attention and inspired vigilante justice. It also reveals the stark differences between Canadian and American news coverage that played a pivotal role in the way this crime—and the stories about this crime—played out. To see news clippings and photos from this case, follow Canadian True Crime on Facebook or Instagram. Monthly Donation:Canadian True Crime has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Connie Pruden Grandinetti

EDMONTON, ALBERTA After the body of a blonde-haired woman is found in an icy ditch by the side of the road, it proves difficult to get to the bottom of what happened to her - and who was ultimately responsible. The intention of this episode is to shine a light on the inner workings of our criminal justice system in the context of the “open court principle”—which assumes that public confidence in the integrity of the court system and administration of justice is fostered by openness and full publicity. Podcast RecommendationThe Place That Thaws from APTN News Monthly DonationCanadian True Crime has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

INTRODUCING: The Place That Thaws

A brand new Canadian podcast from APTN News, The Place That Thaws offers a rare opportunity to discover the untold stories of resilience and adaptation in the High Arctic. Reporter Danielle Paradis and Iqaluit video journalist Trevor Wright travelled to some of Canada's most northern communities last October to speak to the locals. Through intimate interviews and immersive storytelling, they bring you the voices of those on the front lines of environmental upheaval. The Place That Thaws is a six-part series that goes beyond the headlines, offering a nuanced exploration of how communities are confronting the challenges of a warming world. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music or your favourite podcast player and embark on an expedition through the frozen landscapes and resilient spirits of the High Arctic. Read more and see stunning photos from their trip: www.aptnnews.ca/theplacethatthaws Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

A Kingston Predator: Richard Charles Joyce—Part 2

[ Part 2 of 2 ] THE PAROLE HEARING: In September 2023, Richard Charles Joyce's first ever parole hearing was held. Not only was it deeply revealing, but new pieces of information also came to light that shocked the victims and survivors—and has resulted in several formal complaints. Special thanks to Kerri Kehoe, “Catherine” (mother of survivor “Annie”), and Robert Rouleau. This two-part series is closely connected to the previous episode titled The Nozzles Gas Bar Murder. More informationStaff Sergeant Melanie Jefferies, Kingston Police – 2023 Award WinnerRichard Charles Joyce denied parole in first-ever Canadian long-distance hearing - The KingstonistCanadian True Crime Podcast examines heinous crimes of Kingston's Richard Charles Joyce - The KingstonistPhotos and news clippings will be available at our Facebook and Instagram pages Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to The Children’s Treatment Center in Cornwall, Ontario, who for more than two decades has been providing high-quality counselling services to sexually or physically abused children and their families. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

A Kingston Predator: Richard Charles Joyce—Part 1

[ Part 2 of 2 ] “I have learned that secrets keep you sick, and this secret has kept me sick for 21 years.” - Kerri Kehoe ---------------------------------------Additional content warning: this series is about three separate but connected cases of historic child abduction and sexual assault—and it includes some graphic details that will be difficult and distressing to hear. Please see timestamps below to help you navigate the episode. This two-part series is closely connected to the previous episode titled The Nozzles Gas Bar Murder.--------------------------------------- When Kerri Kehoe was 11 years old she was abducted by child sexual predator. No one noticed she was missing and she decided to keep it that way. But Kerri remained haunted by what happened to her—and she would later learn that she wasn’t the only one. Trigger Warnings - approximate timestamps: 4:30 to 11:50     Abduction of Kerri— AD BREAK - Allow a few extra minutes — 20:40 to 23:45  Abduction of “Jane”30:00 to 35:45  Abduction of “Annie” Special thanks to Kerri Kehoe, “Catherine” (mother of survivor “Annie”), and Robert Rouleau. More informationSurvivor speaks against parole for serial child kidnapping rapist and murder, Richard Joyce - Kingstonist Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to The Children’s Treatment Center in Cornwall, Ontario, who for more than two decades has been providing high-quality counselling services to sexually or physically abused children and their families. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 16 February 2024

The "Nozzles Gas Bar Murder"

Yvonne Rouleau was a 34-year old wife and mother who operated a successful gas bar at the busiest intersection in Kingston. She and her husband Paul were working hard to make their dreams come—until it all came crashing down one Monday morning in 1991. * This episode is not part of a series - it's one of a cluster of four separate cases connected by a single thread. We’ll be exploring these other cases in a future episode. Special thanks to Kerri Kehoe and Robert Rouleau. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 31 January 2024

The Murderous Mountie–Part 2

[Part 2 of 2] After picking up his pregnant wife from Saskatoon train station, Sergeant John Wilson drives them north to their new home. They just have one stop to make on the way to take care of some "police business"... Additional content warning: Brief details of an attempted suicide at approx. timestamp 29:00 to 30:30. Please take care when listening. More info:The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson by Lois SimmieBooks by Toronto True Crime Author - Nate Hendley Scottish voice actor - Paul Warren  Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Women’s Shelters Canada, an organization that supports over 600 shelters across the country for women and children fleeing violence. You can find a shelter near you by going to sheltersafe dot ca. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

149 The Murderous Mountie–Part 2

[Part 2 of 2] After picking up his pregnant wife from Saskatoon train station, Sergeant John Wilson drives them north to their new home. They just have one stop to make on the way to take care of some "police business"... Additional content warning: Brief details of an attempted suicide at approx. timestamp 29:00 to 30:30. Please take care when listening. More info:The Secret Lives of Sgt. John Wilson by Lois SimmieBooks by Toronto True Crime Author - Nate Hendley Scottish voice actor - Paul Warren  Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Women’s Shelters Canada, an organization that supports over 600 shelters across the country for women and children fleeing violence. You can find a shelter near you by going to sheltersafe dot ca. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 20 December 2023

The Murderous Mountie–Part 1

[Part 1 of 2] The twisted story of Sergeant John Wilson: a mountie at the centre of a sordid love triangle that played out as World War I raged on. Put together from an archive of hundreds of real love letters, forged letters and police and court memos, this gripping, action-packed miniseries offers a vivid snapshot of Canada at a pivotal moment in history. Part 2 available now ad-free on CTC Premium feeds - Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Available to all December 20. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Women’s Shelters Canada, an organization that supports over 600 shelters across the country for women and children fleeing violence. You can find a shelter near you by going to sheltersafe dot ca. Credits:Voice actor - Sgt John Wilson: Paul WarrenVoice actor - Elizabeth Craig and John’s “sister”: Jesse HawkePolice memos and news articles: AI voices-Original concept, research: Danielle ParadisAdditional research, writing, development: Nate HendleyAdditional research, writing, sound design, narration: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production: Nico from the Inky PawprintProduction assistance: Jesse Hawke from the Inky PawprintScript consulting: Carol WeinbergDisclaimer voiced by Erik Krosby Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

148 The Murderous Mountie–Part 1

[Part 1 of 2] The twisted story of Sergeant John Wilson: a mountie at the centre of a sordid love triangle that played out as World War I raged on. Put together from an archive of hundreds of real love letters, forged letters and police and court memos, this gripping, action-packed miniseries offers a vivid snapshot of Canada at a pivotal moment in history. Part 2 available now ad-free on CTC Premium feeds - Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Available to all December 20. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to Women’s Shelters Canada, an organization that supports over 600 shelters across the country for women and children fleeing violence. You can find a shelter near you by going to sheltersafe dot ca. Credits:Voice actor - Sgt John Wilson: Paul WarrenVoice actor - Elizabeth Craig and John’s “sister”: Jesse HawkePolice memos and news articles: AI voices-Original concept, research: Danielle ParadisAdditional research, writing, development: Nate HendleyAdditional research, writing, sound design, narration: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production: Nico from the Inky PawprintProduction assistance: Jesse Hawke from the Inky PawprintScript consulting: Carol WeinbergDisclaimer voiced by Erik Krosby Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 13 December 2023

Major Case Updates & Feedback 2023—Part 2

[Part 2 of 2] Continuing our look back at cases we've covered that have had major updates or have attracted notable feedback. Approximate timestamps:1:20 - Jacob Hoggard Trial10:30 - The Brentwood Five (Matthew de Grood)20:15 - Dellen Millard, Mark Smich and other criminals serving consecutive life sentences29:00 - The Giant Mine Murders - 30th Anniversary32:30 - The Renfrew County Massacre - Inquiry update35:30 - The Survival of Zach Miller38:20 - Feedback around using AI Voices in episodes41:10 - Albert Johnson Walker (the murder of Ronald Platt)45:00 - Paul Bernardo’s recent parole controversy and the aftermath More info:GIVEAWAY: Lay Them To Rest by Laurah Norton - it's easy to enter for the chance to win one of five hardcover copies. Deadline November 30. See link above for T&Cs.PODCAST RECOMMENDATION: Giant - Murder Underground, a seven-part series looking back on the Giant Mine Murders. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 November 2023

Major Case Updates & Feedback 2023—Part 1

[Part 1 of 2] In this two-part series, we report back on cases that have had major updates or have attracted notable feedback over this past year. Kristi will also be addressing some of the most common comments and feedback received. Part 2 is available ad-free now on CTC premium feeds: Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and SupercastAvailable to all in one week - November 21. Approximate timestamps4:00 - Disappearance of Madison Scott8:00 - Saskatoon Freezing Deaths - Darrel Night10:40 - The Brampton High School Shootings15:00 - Legacy Christian Academy Scandal19:00 - Kelly Favro’s Story (Publication Bans)33:00 - Opioid Crisis Feedback41:00 - Lush & Whiteway Families (Newfoundland Car Crash)47:00 - January Lapuz Feedback1:03:00 - Responding to more generic feedback More info:PODCAST: Crackdown is an awardwinning and highly-regarded Canadian podcast led by and about people who use drugs, and their stories.JANUARY LAPUZ: follow Florence Ashley www.florenceashley.com and X/Twitter. See the page for this episode at canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes for all the sources quoted.LEGACY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: More detail on the class action lawsuit here, and you can donate to support the ex-students hereBOOK GIVEAWAY: Lay Them To Rest by Laurah Norton - it's easy to enter for the chance to win one of five hardcover copies. Deadline November 30. See link above for T&Cs. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 November 2023

The Very Bad Doctor

Additional content warning: this episode includes mention of intimate partner violence, suicidal ideation, and grooming and sexual assault of an underage person. No graphic details will be given. Please take care when listening. A doctor repeatedly and intentionally betrays his oath to do no harm, setting off a chain reaction that escalates to murder.  More info:Fatal Prescription: A Doctor Without Remorse, written by John Griffiths & Shelly Charalambus Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, who offer support, research and education to survivors, victims and their families. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2023

147 The Very Bad Doctor

Additional content warning: this episode includes mention of intimate partner violence, suicidal ideation, and grooming and sexual assault of an underage person. No graphic details will be given. Please take care when listening. A doctor repeatedly and intentionally betrays his oath to do no harm, setting off a chain reaction that escalates to murder.  More info:Fatal Prescription: A Doctor Without Remorse, written by John Griffiths & Shelly Charalambus Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, who offer support, research and education to survivors, victims and their families. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 October 2023

Remembering Beverley Rowbotham: 23 Years Today

Special ad-free presentation to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the murder of Beverley Rowbotham, a wife and mother of two young boys. About three years ago, Canadian True Crime released an episode about Beverley’s case, and earlier this year we were contacted by members of her family who wanted to discuss the case. We’ve kept in contact and at their suggestion, we’re republishing the episode ad-free today, re-mastered and slightly updated, to keep Beverley's memory fresh and make sure she isn't forgotten. To be continued.... See photos: Bev's killer sure was tidy by Tom Brodbeck, Winnipeg Sun Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 24 October 2023

The Brampton High School Shootings

In 1975, a teenager walked into his high school carrying two rifles in a black guitar case.This is the story of the first ever mass shooting at a secondary school in Canada, and how it spurred changes to Canadian firearms laws. More info:1975 SCHOOL SHOOTING: "There were not words to describe this sort of thing..." - Brampton GuardianA TRAGEDY’S LONG SHADOW - Toronto StarBrampton Centennial has built a memorial to help the 1975 school shooting survivors heal - CBC News Giveaway: Hot Docs Podcast Festival - Creators ForumTo support local creators in podcasting, Canadian True Crime has teamed up with Acast to give away five (5) Creators Passes to the Hot Docs Podcast Festival 2023 Creators Forum - October 19 and 20.More details and how to enter - deadline is end of day Tuesday, October 10 Podcast recommendation:Severed Affair: The Gruesome Murder of Shad Thyrion, a Law&Crime Original Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, who offer support, research and education to survivors, victims and their families.Learn more at crcvc.ca. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2023

146 Brampton High School Shootings

In 1975, a teenager walked into his high school carrying two rifles in a black guitar case.This is the story of the first ever mass shooting at a secondary school in Canada, and how it spurred changes to Canadian firearms laws. More info:1975 SCHOOL SHOOTING: "There were not words to describe this sort of thing..." - Brampton GuardianA TRAGEDY’S LONG SHADOW - Toronto StarBrampton Centennial has built a memorial to help the 1975 school shooting survivors heal - CBC News Giveaway: Hot Docs Podcast Festival - Creators ForumTo support local creators in podcasting, Canadian True Crime has teamed up with Acast to give away five (5) Creators Passes to the Hot Docs Podcast Festival 2023 Creators Forum - October 19 and 20.More details and how to enter - deadline is end of day Tuesday, October 10 Podcast recommendation:Severed Affair: The Gruesome Murder of Shad Thyrion, a Law&Crime Original Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime, who offer support, research and education to survivors, victims and their families.Learn more at crcvc.ca. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 October 2023

145 The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] The truth about Canada’s Opioid Crisis is complicated and multi-faceted, but many experts in the field are clear about what’s going wrong.In this final part, we'll explore the evidence and data, and delve into what addiction is and where it originates.We'll look at what grief-stricken families are saying about Canada's slow and limited response to the opioid crisis—and what they are demanding be done instead.Finally, we’ll circle back to Mary Breen for her reflections on the sentencing hearing for the young man convicted of selling her daughter Sophie the fentanyl that killed her. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More info:Any Kind of Luck at All a memoir by Mary Fairhurst Breen (Sophie Breen's mother)Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis by Benjamin PerrinIndictment: The Criminal Justice System on Trial by Benjamin Perrin Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] The truth about Canada’s Opioid Crisis is complicated and multi-faceted, but many experts in the field are clear about what’s going wrong.In this final part, we'll explore the evidence and data, and delve into what addiction is and where it originates.We'll look at what grief-stricken families are saying about Canada's slow and limited response to the opioid crisis—and what they are demanding be done instead.Finally, we’ll circle back to Mary Breen for her reflections on the sentencing hearing for the young man convicted of selling her daughter Sophie the fentanyl that killed her. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More info:Any Kind of Luck at All a memoir by Mary Fairhurst Breen (Sophie Breen's mother)Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis by Benjamin PerrinIndictment: The Criminal Justice System on Trial by Benjamin Perrin Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 12 September 2023

144 The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 2

Content warning: this episode includes mentions of Indigenous trauma, residential schools and the 60s scoop. [ Part 2 of 3 ] Through the stories of four young Canadians from completely different walks of life—who all met the same devastating fate, we explore how Canada got itself into the mess that is the opioid crisis. In this episode, you'll hear the stories of Skye Crassweller and Morgan Goodridge. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More info:SKYE CRASSWELLER (REPORT): Skye’s Legacy: A focus on belonging - Office of the Representative for Children and Youth MORGAN GOODRIDGE: After her son died of an overdose, this woman wants to fight opioid crisis with urgency of COVID-19, CBC Radio, 2020Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis, by Benjamin Perrin Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Release schedule: Part 3 will be released to all September 12. For premium feed subscribers, it will be available ad-free September 7.Listen ad-free and early: CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full credits, resources, information sources and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 2

Content warning: this episode includes mentions of Indigenous trauma, residential schools and the 60s scoop. [ Part 2 of 3 ] Through the stories of four young Canadians from completely different walks of life—who all met the same devastating fate, we explore how Canada got itself into the mess that is the opioid crisis. In this episode, you'll hear the stories of Skye Crassweller and Morgan Goodridge. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More info:SKYE CRASSWELLER (REPORT): Skye’s Legacy: A focus on belonging - Office of the Representative for Children and Youth MORGAN GOODRIDGE: After her son died of an overdose, this woman wants to fight opioid crisis with urgency of COVID-19, CBC Radio, 2020Overdose: Heartbreak and Hope in Canada's Opioid Crisis, by Benjamin Perrin Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Release schedule: Part 3 will be released to all September 12. For premium feed subscribers, it will be available ad-free September 7.Listen ad-free and early: CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full credits, resources, information sources and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 6 September 2023

143 The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] Through the stories of four young Canadians from completely different walks of life—who all met the same devastating fate, we explore how Canada got itself into the mess that is the opioid crisis. Sophie Breen, Seth MacLean, Skye Crassweller and Morgan Goodridge were among the almost 40,000 Canadians who have died of toxic drug poisoning since 2016. Most of these deaths were accidental, caused by street drugs contaminated with deadly illegal fentanyl. In this series, we learn what their families are saying about the current response to the opioid crisis, as we explore answers to urgent questions: How do we stop the steadily rising drug poisoning deaths?And why are so many Canadians seeking oblivion to escape from their pain in the first place? Special thanks to the families of Sophie Breen, Seth MacLean and Morgan Goodridge. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More information:Sophie Breen - Our family member died of a fentanyl overdose. We don’t think the man who supplied the drugs should go to prison by Mary Fairhurst Breen and Emma Feltes, Globe & MailSeth MacLean died in July. Authorities buried him weeks later without telling his family by John Lancaster, CBC news Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Release schedule: Parts 2 and 3 will be released September 5 and 12.Listen ad-free and early: CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full credits, resources, information sources and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

The Truth About Canada's Opioid Crisis—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] Through the stories of four young Canadians from completely different walks of life—who all met the same devastating fate, we explore how Canada got itself into the mess that is the opioid crisis. Sophie Breen, Seth MacLean, Skye Crassweller and Morgan Goodridge were among the almost 40,000 Canadians who have died of toxic drug poisoning since 2016. Most of these deaths were accidental, caused by street drugs contaminated with deadly illegal fentanyl.In this series, we learn what their families are saying about the current response to the opioid crisis, as we explore answers to urgent questions: How do we stop the steadily rising drug poisoning deaths?And why are so many Canadians seeking oblivion to escape from their pain in the first place? Special thanks to the families of Sophie Breen, Seth MacLean and Morgan Goodridge. Resources for those affected by the Opioid Crisis:Provincial Resources - Moms Stop the HarmOpioid Resources - Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction About Opioids - Canada.ca More information:Sophie Breen - Our family member died of a fentanyl overdose. We don’t think the man who supplied the drugs should go to prison by Mary Fairhurst Breen and Emma Feltes, Globe & MailSeth MacLean died in July. Authorities buried him weeks later without telling his family by John Lancaster, CBC news Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.In honour of August 31, International Overdose Awareness day, we’ve donated to Moms Stop the Harm. Weekly release schedule. Listen ad-free and early: CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full credits, resources, information sources and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 29 August 2023

142 The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] The allegations result in criminal charges.#legacyofabuse Content Warning: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickView News clippings and other archival evidence downloaded [PDF]Follow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the gofundme for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. FULL LIST of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] The allegations result in criminal charges.#legacyofabuse Content Warning: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickView News clippings and other archival evidence downloaded [PDF]Follow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the gofundme for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. FULL LIST of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 2

[ Part 2 of 3 ] Caitlin Erickson makes a discovery that prompts her to give a statement to police.#legacyofabuse Content Warning: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickView News clippings and other archival evidence downloaded [PDF]Follow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the gofundme for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

141 The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 2

[ Part 2 of 3 ] Caitlin Erickson makes a discovery that prompts her to give a statement to police.#legacyofabuse Content Warning: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickView News clippings and other archival evidence downloaded [PDF]Follow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the gofundme for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 3 August 2023

141 The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] Since August of 2022, a cascade of distressing allegations have come to light by former students of a deeply intertwined evangelical Christian school and the church that runs it. So far, criminal charges have been laid on four men in positions of authority.... and more are likely to come. CONTENT WARNING: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. There are also details of religious, spiritual and supernatural beliefs as they relate to these specific allegations. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. In this three-part series, you’ll hear the stories that led to these allegations, as we explore how a set of beliefs that demand absolute conformity and obedience from children—and rely on physical punishment as the main motivator, can be ripe for unchecked abuse. Years of alleged gaslighting, conditioning and indoctrination set up students of Legacy Christian Academy and schools like it to be “perfect victims”—taught to blindly submit to authority, doubt the reality of their own experiences, and fear any number of consequences for speaking up. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickFollow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the GoFundMe for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. See the full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

140 Legacy Christian Academy and Mile Two Church—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 2 ] Since August of 2022, a cascade of distressing allegations have come to light by former students of a deeply intertwined evangelical Christian school and the church that runs it.  So far, criminal charges have been laid on four men in positions of authority.... and more are likely to come. CONTENT WARNING: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. There are also details of religious, spiritual and supernatural beliefs as they relate to these specific allegations. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. In this two-part series, you’ll hear the stories that led to these allegations, as we explore how a set of beliefs that demand absolute conformity and obedience from children—and rely on physical punishment as the main motivator, can be ripe for unchecked abuse. Years of alleged gaslighting, conditioning and indoctrination set up students of Legacy Christian Academy and schools like it to be “perfect victims”—taught to blindly submit to authority, doubt the reality of their own experiences, and fear any number of consequences for speaking up. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickFollow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the GoFundMe for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. See the full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] Since August of 2022, a cascade of distressing allegations have come to light by former students of a deeply intertwined evangelical Christian school and the church that runs it. So far, criminal charges have been laid on four men in positions of authority.... and more are likely to come. CONTENT WARNING: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. There are also details of religious, spiritual and supernatural beliefs as they relate to these specific allegations. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. In this three-part series, you’ll hear the stories that led to these allegations, as we explore how a set of beliefs that demand absolute conformity and obedience from children—and rely on physical punishment as the main motivator, can be ripe for unchecked abuse. Years of alleged gaslighting, conditioning and indoctrination set up students of Legacy Christian Academy and schools like it to be “perfect victims”—taught to blindly submit to authority, doubt the reality of their own experiences, and fear any number of consequences for speaking up. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickFollow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the GoFundMe for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. See the full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

140 The Legacy Christian Academy Scandal—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] Since August of 2022, a cascade of distressing allegations have come to light by former students of a deeply intertwined evangelical Christian school and the church that runs it. So far, criminal charges have been laid on four men in positions of authority.... and more are likely to come. CONTENT WARNING: This series is about allegations of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse of students and minors at their church-run Christian school. There is heavy focus on corporal punishment, details of grooming and sexual assault of minors, mention of anti-LGBTQ+ and racist rhetoric, mention of self-harm and suicidal ideation. There are also details of religious, spiritual and supernatural beliefs as they relate to these specific allegations. While these allegations have resulted in criminal charges, they haven’t yet been proven or tested in court. In this three-part series, you’ll hear the stories that led to these allegations, as we explore how a set of beliefs that demand absolute conformity and obedience from children—and rely on physical punishment as the main motivator, can be ripe for unchecked abuse. Years of alleged gaslighting, conditioning and indoctrination set up students of Legacy Christian Academy and schools like it to be “perfect victims”—taught to blindly submit to authority, doubt the reality of their own experiences, and fear any number of consequences for speaking up. More info:CLASS ACTION: See Latest info and download the Legal Statement of Claim [PDF]CBC News investigation: Exorcisms, violent discipline and other abuse alleged by former students of private Sask. Christian school | CBC News by Jason WarickFollow Caitlin Erickson on Twitter and TiktokSubscribe to the Legacy of Abuse Podcast and follow on TikTok, Twitter, and PatreonDonate to the GoFundMe for the Legacy of Abuse Class Action Lawsuit. See the full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 July 2023

Introducing: Generation Why

The Generation Why Podcast released its first episode in 2012 and pioneered the true crime genre in the podcasting world. Two friends, Aaron & Justin, break down theories and give their opinions on unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries and conspiracies.One of the longest running true crime podcasts out there, Generation Why has a little something for every true crime listener. Follow The Generation Why Podcast on Amazon Music, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Or you can listen ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Listen here. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 July 2023

139 Antonio Scopelliti

Three emergency phone calls, two dead teenagers, one smoking gun, and no witnesses—besides the man who was responsible.This is a landmark case that famed criminal defence lawyer Edward L Greenspan would cite as being one of two he worked on over his career that he found to be especially satisfying.Although this particular case flew under the radar, it would have a profound impact on another very high-profile case that we covered last year in this podcast. More info:Greenspan, the Case for the Defence, by Edward Greenspan and George Jonas, 1987[Greenspan] fell in love with the romance of the law... by Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail, 2014SEBASTIAN BURNS and ATIF RAFAY:Washington: no death penalty for Rafay and Burns, CBC News, 2001MICHAEL BRYANT:Decades-old ruling influenced decision to drop charges in Bryant case by Shannon Kari, National Post, 2010 injustice. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.To commemorate Pride month we’ve donated to the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity who provide education, research and advocacy to empower gender and sexually diverse communities. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2023

Antonio Scopelliti

Three emergency phone calls, two dead teenagers, one smoking gun, and no witnesses—besides the man who was responsible.This is a landmark case that famed criminal defence lawyer Edward L Greenspan would cite as being one of two he worked on over his career that he found to be especially satisfying.Although this particular case flew under the radar, it would have a profound impact on another very high-profile case that we covered last year in this podcast. More info:Greenspan, the Case for the Defence, by Edward Greenspan and George Jonas, 1987[Greenspan] fell in love with the romance of the law... by Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail, 2014SEBASTIAN BURNS and ATIF RAFAY:Washington: no death penalty for Rafay and Burns, CBC News, 2001MICHAEL BRYANT:Decades-old ruling influenced decision to drop charges in Bryant case by Shannon Kari, National Post, 2010 injustice. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.To commemorate Pride month we’ve donated to the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity who provide education, research and advocacy to empower gender and sexually diverse communities. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 27 June 2023

138 Mary Davis Nelles

Dream husband, dream wedding, dream honeymoon, dream home - Mary had it all by the age of 26. But a nightmare was waiting for her just around the corner… More information: Madison Scott Update:  Article in the Prince George Citizen Anyone with information to further the investigation should contact the RCMP Tipline at 778-290-5291 or 1-877- 543-4822.Listen to episode 80: The Disappearance of Madison Scott.  Mary Nelles: Philanthropist's cousin...... by Tamara Cherry, Toronto StarEccentric Millionaire "Like a tortured soul", Toronto StarSee pictures on the Canadian True Crime Facebook  Instagram  TwitterFor reference: Couple in dispute with landlord over basement mould before killing: Hamilton Police, Global News Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.To commemorate Pride month we’ve donated to the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity who provide education, research and advocacy to empower gender and sexually diverse communities. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2023

Mary Davis Nelles

Dream husband, dream wedding, dream honeymoon, dream home - Mary had it all by the age of 26. But a nightmare was waiting for her just around the corner… More information: Madison Scott Update:  Article in the Prince George Citizen Anyone with information to further the investigation should contact the RCMP Tipline at 778-290-5291 or 1-877- 543-4822.Listen to episode 80: The Disappearance of Madison Scott.  Mary Nelles: Philanthropist's cousin...... by Tamara Cherry, Toronto StarEccentric Millionaire "Like a tortured soul", Toronto StarSee pictures on the Canadian True Crime Facebook  Instagram  TwitterFor reference: Couple in dispute with landlord over basement mould before killing: Hamilton Police, Global News Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.To commemorate Pride month we’ve donated to the Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity who provide education, research and advocacy to empower gender and sexually diverse communities. Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast, giving you access 24 hours early without the ads. Please note: case-based episodes will always be available to all, we will never put them exclusively behind a paywall. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2023

Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] Accusations of coaching witnesses and shaky alibis are levelled at the defenders and supporters of Colin Thatcher. His own contribution from the stand? Deny, deny, deny. And though the jury comes to a verdict, this story doesn’t end there. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated in memory of JoAnn Wilson to the Regina Transition House, an emergency crisis shelter for women and children in the city. Learn more at www.reginatransitionhouse.ca. More information:A Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie SigginsPodcast recommendation: True Crime Byline Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2023

137 Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 3

[ Part 3 of 3 ] Accusations of coaching witnesses and shaky alibis are levelled at the defenders and supporters of Colin Thatcher. His own contribution from the stand? Deny, deny, deny. And though the jury comes to a verdict, this story doesn’t end there. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated in memory of JoAnn Wilson to the Regina Transition House, an emergency crisis shelter for women and children in the city. Learn more at www.reginatransitionhouse.ca. More information:A Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie SigginsPodcast recommendation: True Crime Byline Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 21 May 2023

Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 2

[ Part 2 of 3 ] After JoAnn Wilson was shot in the shoulder in her kitchen, she backed down from the custody fight. Colin Thatcher was rewarded for outlasting her, but his fixation was far from over. A series of witnesses would come forward with information almost impossible to believe, revealing a political liability hiding a multitude of secrets behind closed doors. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. The final part of this series will be released on Sunday, May 21.LISTEN EARLY & AD FREE: Part 3 will be released mid-week on the premium feeds, where you can listen without any of the ads. CTC premium feeds release episodes at least 24 hours early and are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. More information:A Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie SigginsCycle of Abuse: Understanding the 4 Parts Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2023

136 Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 2

[ Part 2 of 3 ] After JoAnn Wilson was shot in the shoulder in her kitchen, she backed down from the custody fight. Colin Thatcher was rewarded for outlasting her, but his fixation was far from over. A series of witnesses would come forward with information almost impossible to believe, revealing a political liability hiding a multitude of secrets behind closed doors. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. The final part of this series will be released on Sunday, May 21.LISTEN EARLY & AD FREE: Part 3 will be released mid-week on the premium feeds, where you can listen without any of the ads. CTC premium feeds release episodes at least 24 hours early and are available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. More information:A Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie SigginsCycle of Abuse: Understanding the 4 Parts Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2023

135 The Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] This is the high-profile tale of one of Canada’s most controversial political families. Several twisted tragedies are wrapped up in this decades-long saga with themes of love and hate, violence and revenge, power and control, divided families and shattered lives—all set against the 1980s backdrop of rural Saskatchewan. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. This is a weekly series: Parts 2 and 3 will be released to all on May 14 and 21.Listen ad-free and early on CTC premium feeds, available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Newsletter Recommendation - Pod The NorthPod The North - a newsletter about Canadian podcast discovery and ecosystem commentary by Kattie Laur More information:The Facts about Gender-Based ViolenceA Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie Siggins. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2023

Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] This is the high-profile tale of one of Canada’s most controversial political families. Several twisted tragedies are wrapped up in this decades-long saga with themes of love and hate, violence and revenge, power and control, divided families and shattered lives—all set against the 1980s backdrop of rural Saskatchewan. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. This is a weekly series: Parts 2 and 3 will be released to all on May 14 and 21.Listen ad-free and early on CTC premium feeds, available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Newsletter Recommendation - Pod The NorthPod The North - a newsletter about Canadian podcast discovery and ecosystem commentary by Kattie Laur More information:The Facts about Gender-Based ViolenceA Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie Siggins. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2023

135 Colin Thatcher and the Murder of JoAnn Wilson—Part 1

[ Part 1 of 3 ] This is the high-profile tale of one of Canada’s most controversial political families. Several twisted tragedies are wrapped up in this decades-long saga with themes of love and hate, violence and revenge, power and control, divided families and shattered lives—all set against the 1980s backdrop of rural Saskatchewan. Content Warning: this episode contains mentions of domestic abuse. This is a weekly series: Parts 2 and 3 will be released to all on May 14 and 21.Listen ad-free and early on CTC premium feeds, available on Amazon Music (included with Prime), Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast. Newsletter Recommendation - Pod The NorthPod The North - a newsletter about Canadian podcast discovery and ecosystem commentary by Kattie Laur More information:The Facts about Gender-Based ViolenceA Canadian Tragedy: JoAnn and Colin Thatcher: A Story of Love and Hate by Maggie Siggins. Full list of resources, information sources, credits and music credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2023

The Murder of January Lapuz

In 2012, a beloved community figure was killed in her own home in an extremely violent attack. It would take a while to learn what happened to her and who was responsible, but the immense loss of her absence was felt immediately by all who knew her - or knew of her. "Hi. My name is January. I know it's a cold month, but I make it hot!" CONTENT WARNING:This episode is about the death of a transgender person, and it also includes brief details of Indigenous trauma and residential schools. 24/7 Crisis Line for Indian Residential School Survivors: call 1-800-721-0066 More information:Kelly Favro / Publican Ban: GoFundMe (for those able to donate financially).About January: Watch My Name Was January, Sher Vancouver, Sher Vancouver Podcast and Youth AwardFull list of resources, information sources, and credits: See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodesCTC Episode 50: The Murder of Tracy Tom  Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ+ Friends Society Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music - included with Prime, Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast.  Credits:Special thanks to Alex Sangha and Ash Brar from Sher Vancouver.Research: Eliot NewtonWriting, sound design, additional research: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production, theme songs: We Talk of DreamsProduction assistance: Jesse HawkeScript consulting: Carol WeinbergDisclaimer voiced by Erik Krosby Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2023

134 The Murder of January Lapuz

In 2012, a beloved community figure was killed in her own home in an extremely violent attack. It would take a while to learn what happened to her and who was responsible, but the immense loss of her absence was felt immediately by all who knew her - or knew of her. "Hi. My name is January. I know it's a cold month, but I make it hot!" CONTENT WARNING:This episode is about the death of a transgender person, and it also includes brief details of Indigenous trauma and residential schools. 24/7 Crisis Line for Indian Residential School Survivors: call 1-800-721-0066 More information:Kelly Favro / Publican Ban: GoFundMe (for those able to donate financially).About January: Watch My Name Was January, Sher Vancouver, Sher Vancouver Podcast and Youth AwardFull list of resources, information sources, and credits: See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodesCTC Episode 50: The Murder of Tracy Tom  Canadian True Crime donates monthly to help those facing injustice.This month we have donated to the Sher Vancouver LGBTQ+ Friends Society Listen ad-free and early:CTC premium feeds are available on Amazon Music - included with Prime, Apple Podcasts, Patreon and Supercast.  Credits:Special thanks to Alex Sangha and Ash Brar from Sher Vancouver.Research: Eliot NewtonWriting, sound design, additional research: Kristi LeeAudio editing and production, theme songs: We Talk of DreamsProduction assistance: Jesse HawkeScript consulting: Carol WeinbergDisclaimer voiced by Erik Krosby Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2023

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