323: The 2014 Nanaimo Mill Shooting: The Murders of Michael Lunn and Fred McEachern

Episode 323: In April 2014, a tragic shooting occurred at a sawmill in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Kevin Douglas Addison, 47, a former employee, opened fire at the Western Forest Products mill, killing Michael Lunn, 61, and Fred McEachern, 53, and injuring two others, Earl Kelly and Tony Sudar. Addison was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder.

Addison’s actions shook the tight-knit Nanaimo community and highlighted critical issues surrounding workplace violence and safety in industrial settings.

Sources:

History of Nanaimo

City History | Nanaimo Museum

Home | Western Forest Products

Western Forest Products | Wikipedia

Frederick McEACHERN Obituary (2014) – Nanaimo, BC – The Times Colonist

Michael Lunn Obituary (1952 – 2014) – Legacy Remembers

UPDATE: Charges laid in deadly Nanaimo shooting

2016 BCSC 2352 (CanLII) | R. v. Addison | CanLII

The shootings at Western Forest in Nanaimo point to a bigger problem

Nanaimo mill shooting | News, Videos & Articles | Global News

Kevin Addison tells court he shot four men at Nanaimo mill

Doctor details autopsy results of Nanaimo mill shooting victims during trial

Nanaimo mill shooter Addison’s name synonymous with ‘murderous violence’

Prosecutor relays chilling account of Nanaimo sawmill shooting

Man accused in fatal Nanaimo mill shooting testifies in court

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