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Writing About Crime - True Crime Cases in Canada

A True Crime, Society and Culture podcast
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Karla Homolka In this second episode of a two part series on KARLA HOMOLKA some of the big questions are asked.  Was she afraid to leave, or was she fulfilled by her involvement?  Psychoanalysts have  drawn the connection between Karla Homolka
Karla Homolka Was she afraid to leave, or was she fulfilled by her involvement?  Psychoanalysts have  drawn the connection between Karla Homolka and a syndrome known as "Bonnie and Clyde" syndrome or hybristophilia -  as it appears some elemen
The Lori Douglas Story “The Naked Judge” Like any story, where three people all tell their version - the details don’t always align from each person's account….  However, there is no doubt that Jack King sent his client Alexander Chapman risq
Swift Runner “The Wendigo” The story of Swift Runner, the Canadian hunter and trapper who was respected and considered an impressive young man. A competent hunter and handy craftsman, he married and lived well with his young wife and five chi
  The Christine Jack Story “There Is No Prestige Here” Christine Jack has been missing since just before Christmas, and the trail is leading to a small town east of the city of Winnipeg.  Follow the courts longest trial to that date in the M
“It’s All White Now”   The Christine Jack Story Part 1 Clutching the steering wheel of a Yellow Chevy Blazer, he is driving through the suburbs with cargo in the back, that he doesn’t want anyone to know about.  It’s the dead of Winter in Win
Hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness. Wondery’s newest podcast explores some of the most-terrifying, real-life stories of people who came face to face with death. The podcast series raises the question on whe
Mike Danton puts his life back together after being released from prison.  Yet, he still claims that David Frost was not his intended target.  He adamantly insists that he had hired a hit man with his girlfriend Katie to kill his father Steve J
Dreaming of playing NHL hockey since he was a child, Mike Danton is raised under the wing of his hockey loving father and a new coach and mentor named David Frost that promises to make his dreams come true.  No matter what it takes.  So how doe
After Five years waiting for justice, the family and friends of Elizabeth Lafantaisie hear about the torture and brutal treatment of their beloved “memere”  before her death - and it’s intolerable pain all over again.  Autopsy photos and report
Myles Shumlanski received a frantic call from his son Nick claiming “The bus was in an accident”.  He gathered his wife and raced in his vehicle to the crash site, less than a quarter mile from his home.  They were the first family members on t
A jury found Raymond Cormier “not guilty” in the murder of fifteen year old Tina Fontaine on February 22, 2018. She weighed 72 pounds at the time of her murder - so tiny.  It made the brutal death seem even more gruesome because her stature was
Tina Fontaine did call in to tell police that “Sebastian” or Raymond Cormier, did in fact steal a truck.  It set in stone the fact of where she was, and what time and date she was there. Her displeasure with Raymond was enough to motivate her t
Tina Michelle Fontaine, was born on the first of January in 1999. Raised by her great aunt Thelma Favel,  and uncle Joseph Favel for over ten years ……… Tina’s  early life started out tough. She lived on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve and la
On April 19, 2013 during a custody dispute with her ex-husband Sandra Grazzini-Rucki abducted her own daughters.  944 days later they were located on November 18, 2015. living on a ranch in Northern Minnesota.  Four separate people ended up rec
Candace Derksen disappeared on Nov. 30, 1984. Her abduction shocked Winnipeg.  Volunteer searchers came out en masse to look for a girl with pale freckles and brown hair. After nearly seven weeks, the search ended on Jan. 17, 1985, with a grim
Kate of Ignorance Was Bliss talks with me about changing the name of the podcast.  We also discuss an exciting new project she is involved in, that I think you may enjoy.  We cover the anxiety of transition, and how change can be scary but so c
Here is a treat for you.  I’m sure you all remember Kate, from Ignorance was Bliss.  She was the one that made sense of all of the brain stuff we talked about in the Barbara Stoppel case...well, Kate got me and our friend Minna from True Crime
Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster. Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years. A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - With Jian Ghomeshi." An
The trial that would create change in Canada.  Jian Ghomeshi, the media celebrity. He is a musician, a journalist, author and broadcaster that’s been in the business for thirty years.  Then he is accused of sexual assault and choking to overcom
Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster.  Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years.  A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - Wtih Jian Ghomeshi." 
Here is a case out of the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick. Two brothers, Connor and Noah spent the day with a close family friend at his father's farm. That evening they slept overnight with his son at an apartment just in front of
This quintessential drifter was the focus for police re-investigating the 1981 murder of doughnut shop waitress Barbara Stoppel, 16, a crime that led to the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sophonow.This quintessential drifter was the focus for po
On December 23, 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man.  where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witnes
On December 23 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man.  where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witness
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