Episode 221: On the morning of December 31, 1888, in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, friends found 61-year-old fisherman François Coupard dead in his fishing shack. Someone had brutally slain Coupard and had mutilated his body horribly after his murder. A quick investigation led to two men, Auguste Neel and Louis Ollivier, trying to flee to Newfoundland on a stolen fishing boat. The pair later admitted their roles in the murder and were tried and convicted. Ollivier was sentenced to 10 years at hard labour, while Neel, against whom the evidence was more solid, received a death sentence, which was carried out on August 24, 1889. This execution was the first and last in North America using a guillotine to do the deed.


ExecutedToday.com » auguste neel

19/02/1930 : Affaire NEEL Auguste et OLLIVIER Louis – Saint-Pierre et Miquelon : Ephémérides

affaire néel – Histoire des îles St Pierre et Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon – Wikipedia

L’Île-aux-Marins – Wikipedia

Canada’s top court says voluntary extreme intoxication a defence in violent crimes | Globalnews.ca

R. v. Brown, 2022 SCC 18 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/jp648 >

the dive spell: Saint Pierre Island: site of the only guillotine execution in north america

La Veuve de Saint-Pierre

History of the Guillotine

8 Things You May Not Know About the Guillotine – HISTORY

The Paris Review – The Bloody Family History of the Guillotine

Louis XVI – Wikipedia

Does the head remain briefly conscious after decapitation (revisited)? – The Straight Dope

Exploring The French Instrument Of Death: The Guillotine | Thought Catalog

Guillotine by Robert Frederick Opie – Ebook | Scribd

Execution by Geoffrey Abbott – Ebook | Scribd

The Widow of Saint-Pierre – Wikipedia

St. Pierre, a Tiny Pin Point of France and Al Capone’s Prohibition Haunt: Canadian Odyssey on the Looney Front — Part 10 | HuffPost Life

Sept. 10, 1977: Heads Roll for the Last Time in France | WIRED

5 really cool things about Saint-Pierre and Miquelon – Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Episode 220: 

The attention grabbing headline of the the article in The Province newspaper on the morning of July 3, 2013 screamed, “RCMP foil Canada Day bomb plot”, the subheading read, “VICTORIA: Two British Columbians allegedly hatch scheme to blow up legislature.” Since March of that year, RCMP had been engaged in what they called Project Souvenir, a complex and expensive sting operation to gather evidence against two Surrey residents, John Stuart Nuttall, 38, and his common-law wife, Amanda Marie Korody, 29. The RCMP alleged that the pair were Islamist extremist bent on blowing up BC’s legislature buildings in Victoria and killing as many innocent Canadians as possible on Canada Day that year. On the morning of July 1, the couple had apparently placed three pressure cooker bombs strategically near concrete planters on the west and east sides of the Provincial legislature buildings. 

The pair were taken into custody in the hallway of a hotel in Delta, B.C. where they had used a room, wired by cops for video and sound, where they had built their bombs and spoken openly about their plot to kill Canadians. But, as the truth came out, evidence revealed that Nuttall and Korody were not even remotely the devious threats to national security they’d been said to be and that the RCMP had in fact, according to court findings, entrapped the pair. The bombs had been inert, made using intentionally flawed designs and materials handed to the couple by the RCMP themselves during the more than one million dollar operation to bust them.


John Nuttall | ReverbNation

R. v. Nuttall, 2016 BCSC 1404 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gsq89 >

R. v. Nuttall, 2018 BCCA 479 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/hwnvs >

Korody v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 1398 (CanLII), < https://canlii.ca/t/gpfvp>

Friends of John Nuttall say he was a great friend, but was also troubled | Globalnews.ca

3 Jul 2013, 4 – The Province at Newspapers.com

3 Jul 2013, 3 – Times Colonist at Newspapers.com

4 Jul 2013, 4 – The Vancouver Sun at Newspapers.com


Vancouver Sun — Raw: Alleged terrorists Nuttall, Korody talk about Canada Day plot

Vancouver Sun — Raw: John Nuttall, accused in B.C. terror case, speaks with undercover officer

You searched for korody – BC Civil Liberties AssociationBC Civil Liberties Association

Vancouver Sun — An alleged terrorist’s Surrey suite is revealed 97a Ave

Canadian Press — B.C. couple walk free after entrapment ruling in terror case

BC Terror Trial Reveals Gong Show RCMP Investigation

Exclusive W5 interview: Terror plotters claim they were groomed by Mounties and were relieved bombs were fake

W5: Undercover RCMP anti-terror investigation — YouTube

Surrey Suite, BB TV — YouTube

Terror trial video shows second thoughts — YouTube

Canada Day crowd at B.C. legislature was target in thwarted bomb plot, police say — Victoria Times Colonist

Nuttall and Korody, couple accused in Victoria legislature bomb plot, remain free after B.C. Court of Appeal ruling – BC | Globalnews.ca

RCMP spent $1M on Victoria terror plot investigation, including $90K on Nuttall and Korody – BC | Globalnews.ca

RCMP entrapment of B.C. couple in legislature bomb plot was ‘travesty of justice,’ court rules | CBC News

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Episode 219 BONUS: In this episode we hear from several Dark Poutine listeners, and in one case, a family member of a listener, who are sharing their experiences and feelings around their own UFO encounters. Mike also shares his own experience as a youth, and at the end of the show Mike and Mathew talk about their recent visit to The Extraterrestrial Highway, Rachel, Nevada and the back Gate of Area 51.

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Episode 219: In the first of two episodes released this week, Mike interviews Chris Rutkowski. Chris A. Rutkowski is a science writer who has devoted much time to investigating and studying reports of UFOs, writing about case investigations, and offering his insights into the broad UFO phenomenon publishing the annual Canadian UFO Report. Chris has authored numerous books on UFOs and two of his previous books, Abductions and Aliens and The Canadian UFO Report, were national bestsellers. He was recently referred to in a 2021 report to the Canadian Minister of Defense on UFOs in Canada as the person to which the government hands over reports of UFOs. He lives just outside Winnipeg.


The Canadian UFO Survey

Twitter – Chris Rutkowski

Facebook Page – Chris Rutkowski, Writer

Blog – Chris Rutkowski 

Report a UFO in Canada – The Canadian UFO Survey

Report a Canadian UFO Sighting — The Nighttime Podcast

The Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORS)

UFO sightings: Canada’s defence minister briefed | CTV News

Thematic Guides – Unidentified Flying Objects – Library and Archives Canada

What does Canada do with reports of UFO sightings? — The Big Story

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Episode 218: The history of humanity is rife with stories of unexplained things in the skies above us. Handed down first verbally and pictographically by way of depictions painted on cave walls and then in written accounts, there are scores of stories about strange lights and objects in the sky. Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, as human technology has improved, we have been able to better document and disseminate information about these sightings. Over the next two episodes, we have a look at unidentified flying objects, more commonly called UFOs. In this first episode we’ll take a brief look at the phenomena itself, the stigma surrounding it and recent admissions by governmental officials of the existence of these objects. As well, we will peek at some of the stories from right here in Canada that we haven’t already covered. I have had to pick and choose some of the more interesting and detailed reports, as there are more than 1000 reports per year and the database of reports in Canada alone is massive. 


Chris Hadfield on exploring Mars and the growing conversation about UFOs | CBC Radio

Former Arizona Governor says he saw a UFO during the 1997 Phoenix Lights – Wikinews, the free news source

The Canadian UFO Report by Chris A. Rutkowski, Geoff Dittman – Ebook | Scribd

ParaResearchers Of Ontario – Welcome To Our Space On The Web

Simeon Perkins Records UFO sighting October 12, 1796 | Queens County Museum

Canadian DND Report: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP)

Canada’s UFOs: The search for the unknown – Library and Archives Canada


Wilbert Smith on UFOs Project Magnet and his Contacts with the Boys from Topside — YouTube

Pentagon UFO videos – Wikipedia

Documents | NAVAIR – FOIA

Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System — CADORS: Report 2016P1783

Credible UFO Reports Are Being Ignored, Declassified Canadian Government Documents Reveal

UFO sightings: Canada’s defence minister briefed | CTV News



List of artificial objects leaving the Solar System – Wikipedia

US10144532B2 — Craft using an inertial mass reduction device — Google Patents

Walker ‘stunned’ to see ship hovering high above sea off Cornwall | Science | The Guardian

NINA HAGEN 1985 “Gods Of Aquarius” (English) IN EKSTASY — YouTube

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