Episode 122 – This is for or the deceased victims, the injured, the families, the friends and Bluenosers everywhere who are hurting after the shooting rampage that shook the little province of Nova Scotia to its core on April 18 and 19, 2020

This is not who Nova Scotians are. This will not define us. 

The deceased are:
Lisa McCully
Greg Blair & Jamie Blair
Peter Bond & Joy Bond
John Zahl & Elizabeth Joanne Thomas
Dawn Madsen & Frank Gulenchyn
Jolene Oliver, Aaron Tuck & Emily Tuck
Corrie Ellison
Sean McLeod & Alanna Jenkins
Tom Bagley
Lillian Hyslop
Heather O’Brien
Kristen Beaton & baby Beaton
RCMP Cst. Heidi Stevenson
Joey Webber
Gina Goulet

Call the Nova Scotia RCMP tip line at 902-720-5959 with any information you have that can assist. Leave a detailed voicemail and an investigator will return your call.

[Share your condolences  – Government of Nova Scotia, Canada]
[Stronger Together NS Public Group | Facebook]
[RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMPNS) | Twitter]
[GLOBAL NEWS – Nova Scotia shooting | News, Videos & Articles]
[RCMP release detailed timeline of 13-hour shooting rampage – YouTube]
[Nova Scotia Remembers – YouTube]

Official list of sites to donate to help the families of the fallen:
[Heart Colchester – Heart Colchester]

Other Links:
[Familiar Stranger – YouTube]
[Caribbean Baseball Goodwill Tours]

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Episode 121: In this episode we examine 3 different Canadian legends. First we look at Demon Isle a phantom island somewhere in or near the Gulf of St Lawrence. This is where French noblewoman Marguerite de Roberval was marooned by an evil uncle to star in her very own tale of demons, love, loss and survival in New France in the 1500’s.

Then we’re off to Moncton, New Brunswick, one of the most haunted cities in the Maritimes, and the the story of Rebecca’s Grave, the resting place of a supposed witch who was executed, buried upside down and concrete was poured over her tomb.

Finally we hear the story of Chasse-Galerie in, or in English The Flying or Witched Canoe, one of the most famous Québecois folktales.

Isle of Demons
[Tales of the Enchanted Islands of the Atlantic Index]
[Dale Gilbert Jarvis: Marguerite de Roberval and The Isle of Demons]
[Stranded on the Isle of Demons | Mysterious Universe]
[Phantom island – Wikipedia]
[Mystery of the phantom islands solved: Lands that disappeared on ancient maps are explained as mistakes, mirages and myths | Daily Mail Online]
[How to Put a Fake Island on the Map – Atlas Obscura]
[Dale Gilbert Jarvis: The Phantoms of Fishot Island, on Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula]

Rebecca Lutes, The Moncton Witch
[Rebecca’s Concrete Grave]
[NB – Haunted Locations]
[Rebecca Lutes Gravesite – YouTube]
[New Brunswick’s 7 Most Haunted Places – Huddle]
[Local Haunts – The Greater Moncton Paranormal Society]
[Rebecca’s Grave | Flickr]
[Do you know the story of Rebecca’s Grave? | Bobsroom Dot Com]
[GCR0WN Haunted Tour of Moncton (Unknown Cache) in New Brunswick, Canada created by Energizer Bunny]
[Great Canadian Ghost Stories: Legendary Tales of Haunting from Coast to Coast: Smith, Barbara: 9781771512794: Books – Amazon.ca]
[Rebecca’s Grave Investigation – YouTube]

Flying Canoe in Quebec
[French Canadian Legends – The Witched Canoe]
[The Century Magazine, August 1892, pp. 496-501]
[Chasse-galerie – Wikipedia]
[Forteresse: Chasse Galerie]
[Histoire Canada – Histoire Canada]
[La légende du canot d’écorce par Robert Doucet – ONF]
[Claude Dubois-  Chasse-galerie – YouTube]

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Episode 120 – For ages people have been drawn to Niagara Falls, the most famous group of waterfalls in North America, and maybe the world. As many as 20 million people per year visit to view the awesome power of nature as tens of millions of liters of water spectacularly pour over the falls every minute. There have been many accidental deaths, but there have been many drawn to the torrents for other darker reasons. Some come to end their own lives and others, the daredevils, to try to prove their ingenuity and courage can beat the falls. Some have failed in the attempt.

NOTE: There will be talk of suicide in this episode.

Sources and more information:
[Niagara: A History of the Falls by Pierre Berton]
[The River of Lost Souls: What We Might Learn From Niagara Falls Suicides by Michael Clarkson]
[Welcome to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada | City of Niagara Falls, Canada]
[Niagara Falls,  Ontario,   Canada – World Waterfall Database]
[Niagara Falls – Niagara Falls Tourism Information]
[Facts About Niagara Falls | Live Science]
[Niagara Falls Facts & Information]
[On the Meaning  of Niagara – Brocku.ca]
[Daredevil Exhibit – Things to do | Niagara Falls Canada]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[List of objects that have gone over Niagara Falls – Wikipedia]
[Niagara Falls without water, 1969]
[Sounds of Niagara Falls • Niagara Whirlpool • Horseshoe Falls • American Falls • Bridal Veil Fall – YouTube]
[WNED PBS Documentaries | Daredevils of Niagara Falls | PBS]
[Daredevils of Niagara Falls]
[Niagara River – Life & Death on the river: Accidents & Rescues]
[Ed Delahanty Obituary]
[Stunters & Daredevils]

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Tina Michelle Fontaine was an Indigenous girl who had  a tough go right from the beginning. As she had run away before when 15-year-old Tina disappeared on August 9, 2014 the authorities did not treat it with much urgency at all. Tina’s family was worried sick and wanted more activity. It was not until it was too late that  the investigation began in earnest. Tina’s body was found wrapped in a duvet and floating in Winnipeg‘s Red River more than a week later.

Her death and the subsequent acquittal of the only suspect in Tina’s slaying are cited by some as catalysts for the national inquiry that was called to look into the massive amount of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Sources and more information:
R. v. Cormier, 2010 ABCA 162 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/29qjl>
[Red River Girl: The Life and Death of Tina Fontaine by Joanna Jolly]
[Public Reports – Manitoba Advocate]
Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine – PDF
[Global News SEARCH: Tina Fontaine]
[Newspapers.com search: Tina Fontaine]
[CBC news topic tag Raymond Cormier trial]
[21 Feb 2018, N3 – The Gazette at Newspapers.com]
[27 Aug 2014, 10 – National Post at Newspapers.com]
[26 Sep 2014, 7 – National Post at Newspapers.com]
[BBC World Service – Assignment, Canada’s Red River Murders]
[Tina Fontaine’s 911 call | CBC.ca]
[Tina Fontaine | Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women – CBC.ca]
[Cormier speaks of last time he saw Fontaine in video shown to court – YouTube]
[Tina Fontaine: The life and the legacy | APTN InFocus – YouTube]
[Raymond Cormier found not guilty in death of Tina Fontaine  | Globalnews.ca]
[Bear Clan Patrol Inc – Home | Facebook]
[Drag The Red! Public Group | Facebook]
[Red River Women – BBC News]
[Pair sentenced to 9 years in beating death of Tina Fontaine’s dad | CBC News]
[Raymond Cormier spoke of wanting to have sex with Tina Fontaine days before her death, Crown tells court | CBC News]
[Tina Fontaine, 15, found in bag in Red River | CBC News]
[MMIW Final report]

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