103 – The Mystery of The Mad Trapper of Rat River (NT)

Episode 103 – In this episode we’re heading to the Inuvik area of the Northwest Territories, near Fort McPherson. Along the Rat River in the summer of 1931 a stranger was first seen by two indigenous men canoeing on the river. He was a stranger who, save for a short visit to town for supplies, kept to himself. The man was later accused of interfering with the traps of other hunters and trapping without a license. When RCMP went to investigate hell broke loose, culminating in attempted murder of one RCMP constable and the murder of another at the hands of the man. The man, known by the alias Albert Johnson, lead RCMP on a six week chase across the frozen tundra before he was taken down. His true identity remains a mystery.

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102 – Murder in Shell Lake: The Peterson Family Slayings (SK)

Episode 102 – On the morning of August 15, 1967, in what was one of the most heinous random crimes ever to have happened in Canada, 9 members of the Peterson family of Shell Lake Saskatchewan were found gunned down in their modest farmhouse. Jim and Evelyn Peterson and 7 of their 9 children lay dead with no rhyme or reason for the crime. A madman was on the loose on the prairies.

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101 – Who Killed Dana Bradley? (NL)

Episode 101 – On the evening of December 14, 1981, 14-year-old, St. John’s, Newfoundland, resident and grade 9 student, Dana Bradley, disappeared while hitchhiking home from a friend’s house close to Village Mall. She was seen getting into a car with an unknown male, that drove off. She was found dead in woods outside the city 4 days later. She’d been sexually assaulted and murdered. To this day Dana’s murder has not been solved and her case remains open.

Anyone with information about Dana’s murder should contact the  [RCMP] at 709-772-5400 or call the anonymous  [Crime Stoppers] tip line at 1-800-222-8477.

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100 – Live in Vancouver: The Disappearance of Madison Scott

Episode 100 – This episode was recorded live at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on November 9, 2019 as part of 2019 Vancouver Podcast Festival. In front of a packed house of energetic Dark Poutine listeners Mike and Scott went through a brief retrospective of some highlights from some of the most popular of the first 99 shows. The case covered in the second half of the show is the disappearance of Madison Scott, from Vanderhoof B.C. on the morning of May 28, 2011. Madison attended a party with friends and opted to stay alone in her tent at the Hogsback Lake Recreation Area after everyone else had gone. Madison was gone the next morning with her cellphone and keys, but her tent, truck and personal belongings were still there. She’s not been seen or heard form since.

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099 – Remembrance Day 2019: Ardenne Abbey Massacre

Episode 99 – Only days after the D-Day invasion 18 Canadians were taken as prisoners of war by the fanatical nazis in the 12 SS Panzer Division. The were led back to Abbaye d’Aredene in Saint-Germain-la-Blanche-Herbe, France, a complex of structures that have stood since 1766. Over two days, June 7 and 8, 1944, 18 Canadian POW’s, belonging to the North Nova Scotia Highlanders and the Sherbrooke Fusiliers  were murdered by men reporting to Waffen-SS Brigadeführer Kurt “Panzer” Meyer, who was later charged and convicted of war crimes for his hand in these and other murders of Canadian POWs at the hands of his troops.

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098 – The Legend of Bloody Jack Krafchenko (MB)

Episode 98 – After a life long career as a notorious thief, safe cracker, international bank robber and jail break artist in 1913, charismatic Bloody Jack Krafchenko made his final score; the bank in his home town of Plum Coulee, Manitoba. During the daytime robbery the bank’s manager, H.M. Arnold was shot once and killed by the fleeing bandit. After a few days Krafchenko was apprehended in nearby Winnipeg. Before he was to  go on trial for his life, he escaped from prison again, using his as yet undiscovered cache of riches as leverage to bribe his own lawyer, a prison guard and two other men into assisting him.

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097 – Halloween History & Canadian Ghost Stories

Episode 097 – In this, the second anniversary episode of Dark Poutine, the guys talk about origins of some Hallowe’en traditions and history, personal Hallowe’en tales and ghost stories from every Canadian Province and Territory.

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096 – Broken Arrow: Bomber 075 & the Lost Nuke (BC)

Episode 096 – Just before midnight of Valentine’s Day 1950, a Convair B36 bomber on maneuvers was lost somewhere over British Columbia. Twelve of the 17 crew survived. Also aboard was a Mark IV nuclear weapon, aka a Fat Man, just like the one dropped on Nagasaki Japan. Although, the bomb itself was jettisoned, it is unclear what became of the lead box containing the plutonium core to make the weapon active. This core, which would still be deadly today, may still lay on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean or in the wilds of BC, near where the plane was eventually found, if it exists at all.

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November 9, 2019 at 10:00pm in Vancouver at the Rio Theatre: tickets here

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095 – NCR: The Death of Brian Smith & Life of Jeffrey Arenburg (ON/NS)

Episode 095 – On a summer evening in 1995 sportscaster and former NHL hockey player Brian Smith, 54, was shot by a stranger as he exited the CJOH studios in Ottawa, Ontario after a day’s work. The two me had never met, but the gunman, a man named Jeffrey Arenburg from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia was convinced that the murder of the beloved sportscaster would bring attention to his plight, and perhaps, put a stop to his thoughts being stolen and broadcast by Smith’s TV station. Arenburg, who’d suffered from paranoid delusions for years, and had been in and out of court and hospitals, was found NCR, not criminally responsible, for the murder.

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094 – Part 2 – Murder Most Pointless – Lynn Duggan & Patti Ducharme (BC)

Episode 094 – Part 2 of 2: After the murder of Lynn Duggan in her North Vancouver apartment, to escape the heat, prime suspect, an ex-VPD officer, Brock Graham ran away to Campbell River, B.C. He moved in with mother of four Patti Ducharme, in late 1995. All seemed well at first but soon the cracks in Brock’s personality began to show.

In March of 1996, Brock brutally murdered Patti Ducharme after an argument. He ran back to the Lower Mainland where he was apprehended, charged and convicted for Patti’s killing.

Brock continued to refuse to acknowledging that he’d killed Lynn Duggan even while in jail for Patti’s murder with nothing to lose. In 2004, Brad Duggan, Lynn and Cheryl’s brother, had the first of two restorative justice meetings with Brock Graham. This is where the case to solve Lynn’s murder finally takes a turn.

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