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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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.

Sources:
Brian Smith – Wikipedia
Jeffrey Arenburg – Wikipedia
Ottawa Citizen Articles about Jeffrey Arenburg at Newspapers.com
Not Criminally Responsible : Jeffrey Arenburg – The Fifth Estate (YouTube)
Not Criminally Responsible assessments – lawfacts.ca
Stats on verdicts of not criminally responsible in Canada
The Legacy of a Story: Double-Narrative of Jeffrey Arenburg and Brian Smith
UNITED STATES v. ARENBURG
Bill 68 2000 in memory of Brian Smith
Not Criminally Responsible Reform Act 2014
CBC – What does NCR mean?
Jeffrey Arenburg, killer of sportscaster Brian Smith, dead of heart attack
Brian’s Law ruled constitutional

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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.

Sources:
More Cheryl Duggan Interviews – © Dark Poutine 2019
The Duggan family private files and archives on the case
R. v. Graham, 1998 CanLII 5116 (BC CA), <http://canlii.ca/t/1dxnc>
Newpapers.com (searches for Brock Graham, Lynn Duggan and Patti Ducharme)
Cop: Forty-Three Years In The Royal Canadian Mounted Police by Bill Sharp

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