052 – Icebound: Franklin’s Lost expedition

Episode 052 – In 1845 an expedition led by experienced explorer, British Naval Rear Admiral, Sir John Franklin set off northward to conquer the fabled Northwest Passage. After a stop in Greenland the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, with 129 crew aboard were never seen alive by European eyes again. Over the next 170 years, the fate of the ships andt their crews would finally be revealed, thanks to the help of the Inuit people and their oral traditions.

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039 – The Crash of SwissAir 111

Episode 039 – On September 2, 1998 one of the worst air disasters in Canada’s history took place when SwissAir flight 111 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean just off Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Although local fisherman and authorities responded quickly, it was already too late. All 229 souls were lost during the tremendous impact. Once again, Nova Scotians showed their compassion and willingness to lend a hand when needed in their response to the disaster.

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020 – The Disappearance of Kimberly McAndrew

Episode 020: On a warm August evening in 1989 19-year-old Kimberly McAndrew got off work early from her work at the Canadian Tire store at Quinpool Road in Halifax. She was never seen again and her family and police are still searching for clues in her disappearance. They even turned to a psychic investigator at one point and we share some audio from three of those sessions as well as our own speculations and connections.

  • If you have information on this case, please contact any of the following: 
  • Halifax Regional Police: 902-490-5333
  • Reference Case#: 2006-99031 
  • Crime Stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.tipsubmit.com/webtipsstart.aspx 
  • Crime Stoppers provides anonymous tipping 
  • Send email to the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains at: canadasmissing-disparuscanada@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
  • Nova Scotia is still offering up to $150,000 as a reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for McAndrew’s disappearance. 

PROMO: Killafornia Dreaming

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004 – The Halifax Explosion

This is Episode 004 of Dark Poutine. Here we present The Halifax Explosion, in honour of the 100th annversary of the disaster. Prior to the detonation of the first atomic bomb was the largest manmade explosion humanity had seen. It devastated Halifax and many residents died, or were severly injured. As well as the loss of life and limb, many were left without adequate shelter from the druel Nova Scotia winter.

Thanks to Erics and D’Arcy for sharing music in this episode, for sharing Joshua Smith’s song, The Day The City Died. You can find it here: https://joshuasmith.bandcamp.com/

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