Episode 260: Canada played an important role in the Cold War, a period of intense geopolitical tension and rivalry between the Western powers and the Soviet Union that lasted from the end of World War II in 1945 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As a member of the Western Bloc and a close ally of the United States, Canada was involved in a wide range of Cold War activities, including the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the construction of a network of radar stations in the Canadian Arctic known as the DEWline, and the creation of a series of underground emergency government bunkers known as Diefenbunkers. The Cold War also had a significant impact on Canadian society, shaping public attitudes toward issues such as national security, nuclear weapons, and international relations.

Sources:

Gouzenko Affair – Canada’s Human Rights History

Spies, Lies, and a Commission by Dominque Clément

Did the Cold War Start in Canada? – All About Canadian History

The Gouzenko Affair – The Historical Society of Ottawa

Parks Canada – Gouzenko Affair National Historic Event

Canada and the Cold War | The Canadian Encyclopedia

NATO – Declassified: Canada and NATO – 1949

The Red Scare

Sound of SPUTNIK-1 | YouTube

DEWLine Museum – HOME – The Distant Early Warning Radar Line, the Coldest Part of the Cold War.

The Distant Early Warning Line and the Canadian Battle for Public Perception – Canadian Military Journal

The Distant Early Warning Line: An Environmental Legacy Project – Canada.ca

Diefenbunker.ca

Diefenbunker Museum Blog – Canada’s Cold War Museum Blog

Top Secret: The Lives of Employees at CFS Carp

Canadian Nuclear Weapons by John Clearwater – Ebook | Scribd

Underground Structures of the Cold War by Paul Ozorak – Ebook | Scribd

Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers by Nick McCamley – Ebook | Scribd

NORAD and the Soviet Nuclear Threat by Gordon A.A. Wilson – Ebook | Scribd

Now You Know Canada by Doug Lennox – Ebook | Scribd

Canada and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North American Defence | PDF

Canadian Military Journal Vol. 12, No. 1

Current Time – 2023 – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Episode 259: After she’d been missing only one day, on the evening of May 7th, 2002, the body of 14-year-old Jessica Grimard was discovered by her father in a stream within a wooded area near her home in Rivière-des-Prairies, a suburban borough on the eastern tip of the city of Montreal, Quebec.

As her killer had placed Jessica in the water, washing away evidence, there was not much for the cops to go on. At first, police considered that Jessica had been killed by someone known to her. However, thanks to a few strange twists, the case would head in a new direction, eventually capturing a known sexual predator and suspected serial killer who had bragged about his crimes. The boasting included confessions of responsibility for two other 1993 deaths around Montreal, initially ruled accidental, that of 12-year-old Christine Speich and 20-year-old Anna Lisa Cefali. The killer had used water and fire to cover his crimes.

Sources:

Angelo Colalillo | Murderpedia, the encyclopedia of murderers

Une marche pour commémorer le triste événement | TVA Nouvelles

Meurtre de Jessica Grimard: un an plus tard, la douleur reste vive | TVA Nouvelles

Grimard (Jessica) – La Mémoire du Québec

2000 CanLII 6067 (QC CQ) | R. c. Paccione | CanLII

2003 CanLII 10002 (QC CQ) | R. c. Chalfoun | CanLII

2005 CanLII 49803 (QC CS) | R. v. Colalillo | CanLII

2005 CanLII 49804 (QC CS) | R. v. Colalillo | CanLII

2006 QCCS 274 (CanLII) | R. c. Colalillo | CanLII

2006 QCCS 7903 (CanLII) | R. c. Colalillo | CanLII

Search – Newspapers.com: Angelo Colalillo

The Man Behind the Letters | PressReader.com

Letters to be examined in Chalfoun trial | CBC News

Colalillo laisse derrière lui son testament criminel | TVA Nouvelles

Colallilo (Angelo) – La Mémoire du Québec

West Island man who sexually assaulted about 20 women denied parole | Montreal Gazette

Cold Careers and Occupational Hazards: The Occupational Preferences of Canadian Serial Killers

Accused Quebec serial killer dies in hospital | CBC

Quebec murder suspect took own life: report | CBC News

The sudden death of a man ‘like a wolf amongst the lambs’ – The Globe and Mail

The Murderer Who Used Water To Hide His Trace | Real Stories |YouTube

Cold North Killers: Canadian Serial Murder | Scribd

Angelo Colalillo (1964-2006) – Find a Grave Memorial

Lifeless in a Stream | Real Crime | By Real Crime

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Episode 258: On the morning of February 20, 1989, stay-at-home mother of two Janice Faye Johnson was found unconscious, gravely injured and barely clinging to life at the foot of a flight of basement stairs in the Shelburne, Nova Scotia home she shared with her family, Clayton Norman Johnson and daughters Darla and Dawn. Even though she was still alive when she was found by a neighbour, who called for an ambulance immediately, Janice died in the hospital just after noon that day.

More than three years after her death, police arrested Janice’s husband, Clayton, a high school industrial arts teacher, and charged him with first-degree murder. Consistently maintaining his innocence throughout subsequent proceedings, on May 4, 1993, Clayton was found guilty of the first-degree murder of his wife. He was later sentenced to life in prison — his appeals, citing spurious forensic evidence, were rejected. He spent the next five years in prison.

Sources:

Clayton Johnson – Innocence Canada

Crown Halts Clayton Johnson Murder Prosecution – Government of Nova Scotia, Canada

Clayton Johnson Settlement – Government of Nova Scotia, Canada

Clayton Johnson: Innocent man convicted by so-called experts

Clayton Johnson walks as Crown balks at new trial | CBC News

Shelburne man, wrongly convicted of wife’s murder, dies | CBC News

1998 NSCA 14 (CanLII) | R. v. Johnson | CanLII

1994 NSCA 79 (CanLII) | R. v. Johnson | CanLII

Clayton Johnson – Wrongful Conviction – Pyzer Criminal Lawyers

Clayton Johnson: obituary and death notice on InMemoriam

Clayton Johnson wrongful murder conviction: Tide of Suspicion (1998) – The Fifth Estate — YouTube

Wrongly convicted man cleared in wife’s death – The Globe and Mail

Accident or Murder? | Forensic Files Wiki | Fandom

“Forensic Files” Accident or Murder? (TV Episode 1999) – Reference View – IMDb

Obituary | Clayton Norman Johnson of Barrington, Nova Scotia | H.M. Huskilson’s Funeral Home

Scribd | Justice Miscarried: Inside Wrongful Convictions in Canada 

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Episode 257: In Victoria, B.C., on the rainy evening of Friday, September 29, 1899, on her way home from work alone, forty-four-year-old Agnes Bings walked across a railroad bridge, cutting through the Songhees Reserve as she did every other night without incident. This night, however, would be her last. Someone took her life somewhere during the 20-minute walk between her bakery on Store Street and the Bings family home on Russell Street. The next morning, Agnes Bing’s body was discovered. She’d been strangled, and her body mutilated. Her slaying has never been solved, although there have been a few suspects, interestingly including the world’s most famous serial killer, Jack the Ripper, whose 1888 crimes also remain unsolved.

Sources:

HISTORY OF DOWNTOWN VICTORIA | LIVE SITE

Home | Victoria

Canada’s Jack the Ripper

Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency Records Relating To The Murder of Agnes Bings | PDF

Historical police records give a glimpse into Victoria’s seamier side | Times Colonist

The British Colonist 1858-1961

Agnes Bings (1855-1899) – Find a Grave Memorial

Murder & Mutilation In Victoria – Jack The Ripper Forums – Ripperology For The 21st Century

Unlocking the Dark Secrets of Victoria – Monday Magazine

Coroner Inquests in BC around the time of Agnes Bings’ Murder

Seeing Dead People E23 — Mrs. Bings Meets a Madman

The History of Garrick’s Head Pub | Victoria, BC, Canada

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