Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of 1965, Esther was dead.

 

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Sources:

https://www.amazon.ca/Dead-Ends-B-C-Crime-Stories/dp/0889773483/ Paul Willcocks Dead Ends : BC Crime Stories 

https://www.amazon.ca/Irrefutable-Evidence-History-Forensic-Science-ebook/dp/B009D173F2/ Irrefutable Evidence, A History of Forensic Science – Michael Kurland 

http://evelazarus.com/the-sensational-murder-of-esther-castellani/ 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/radio-star-kills-wife-aresenic-laced-milkshakes-article-1.2249428 

http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/listing_and_histories/radio/cknw-am 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CKNW 

http://www.pressreader.com/canada/vancouver-sun/20141004/281505044452227 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic 

https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/4976/index.do 

http://canlii.ca/t/1xd5m 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BowMac_sign 

https://www.straight.com/life/1051491/homeless-vancouver-bowmac-sign-faces-demolition-when-west-broadway-toys-r-us-shuts-down 

https://www.whitespot.ca/ 

 

 

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Episode 023: Between 2007 and 2016 RN Elizabeth Wettlaufer coldly murdered 8 elderly patients in her care at a number of long term care facilities in Ontario. She injected each of them with massive overdoses of insulin to commit the crimes, saying she believed God was telling her it was their time to die. Wettlaufer got away with the murders until her conscience got the better of her and she confessed to police in 2016.

 

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Sources: 

https://www.hrc.org/resources/the-lies-and-dangers-of-reparative-therapy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Wettlaufer

http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/sh/TBk79oWhpi/elizabeth-wettlaufer-nurse-senior-deaths/ 

https://www.equaldex.com/region/canada 

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/an-in-depth-look-at-the-alleged-victims-of-an-ontario-nurse-1.3130605 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3QxsNCg6uQ (Confession) 

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/elizabeth-wettlaufer-case/  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6tRNs5hHFs (News with Family Reaction) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtpcDkvHneE (Fifth Estate Documentary) 

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Episode 022: On the morning of April 15, 2014, what was supposed to be a party to end a stressful winter semester at the University of Calgary wound up being the worst mass murder in the city’s history. In all, 5 young people were literally cut down, just as their lives were about to truly begin. The story behind the murders at the hands of, Matthew de Grood, the son of a respected Calgary Police Officer is an epic tragedy. BONUS: Mike’s mouth is full of marbles.

 

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Shout out: Minds of Madness podcast

Sources: 

http://murderpedia.org/male.G/g/grood-matthew-de.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Calgary_stabbing
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/bmwd8w/my-friend-killed-five-people-in-my-home-but-i-wont-call-him-a-monster
https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/bn3gg4/alberta-man-who-stabbed-five-students-to-death-at-a-house-party-thought-he-was-killing-werewolves
https://globalnews.ca/news/3343780/model-patient-matthew-de-grood-to-seek-reintegration-into-society-despite-concerns/
https://www.su.ucalgary.ca/bsd
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/matthew-de-grood-murder-trial-decision-1.3598671
https://globalnews.ca/video/2721520/father-of-matthew-de-grood-speaks-at-conclusion-of-trial
http://canlii.ca/t/grtgw

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Episode 021: Over a span of just over 100 years, western Canada played host to the 3 largest landslides that have been measured in modern times. Frank Slide in 1903 was named for the Alberta town that saw a sixth of it’s population buried under rock and debris from Turtle Mountain in the Crowsnest Pass between BC and Alberta, the Hope Slide just beyond Hope BC and finally, the Meager Slide, that occurred outside of Lillooet, BC. BONUS: Shitty seagulls.

 

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Sources:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide 

 

http://history.alberta.ca/frankslide/ 

 

http://www.crowsnest-highway.ca/index.htm 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hope_Slide 

 

http://www.archivos.ca/?p=130 

 

https://www.hopestandard.com/home2/hope-in-history-the-hope-slide/ 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjXgVRLmMZ0 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aigd-_En5z0 

 

https://opentextbc.ca/geography/chapter/9-6-case-studies/ 

 

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/lone-survivor-of-1966-crash-returns-to-killer-mountain/article1097966/  

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Meager 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Mount_Meager_landslide 

 

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/news/pemberton/meager-slide-one-year-later-1.1281960 

 

https://thetyee.ca/News/2010/08/12/MeagerLandslide/ 

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dbsteers/sets/72157624700543708 

 

 

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Episode 020: On a warm August evening in 1989 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew got off work early from her work at the Canadian Tire store at Quinpool Road in Halifax. She was never seen again and her family and police are still searching for clues in her disappearance. They even turned to a psychic investigator at one point and we share some audio from three of those sessions as well as our own speculations and connections.

 

    • If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following: 

 

    • Halifax Regional Police: 902-490-5333

 

    • Reference Case#: 2006-99031 

 

 

    • Crime Stoppers provides anonymous tipping 

 

 

    • Nova Scotia is still offering up to $150,000 as a reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for McAndrew’s disappearance. 

 

PROMO: Killafornia Dreaming

 

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Sources:

 

http://www.deadmalls.com/malls/penhorn_mall.html 

 

http://www.gpposner.com/Renier-Kimberly.html (Psychic Recordings) 

 

https://thecellardoor.net/2016/02/05/did-a-serial-killer-stalk-the-streets-of-halifax-in-the-early-90s/ 

 

http://canlii.ca/t/1wfcq 

 

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/filled-with-emotions-after-search-in-shad-bay-n-s-1.1197684 

 

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1228725-kimberly-mcandrew-s-family-still-looking-for-answers-25-years-later 

 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/kimberly-mcandrew-case

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