Episode 025: Swift Runner was a well respected Cree hunter and trapper outside Edmonton in the 1800’s. In the 1870’s his family, as were many others, began to go hungry. Swift Runner turned to alcohol to drown his frustrations and his personality quickly changed. He also began speaking of encountering Wendigo, an evil cannibalistic spirit, taunting him. Swift Runner’s eventual crimes were shocking to all. BONUS: Rick Gibson eats a tesitcle or two.
Episode 024: In 1965 Rene Castellani was the promotional manager for Vancouver’s premiere radio station CKNW. Castellani, a local celebrity, was well known for his on air pranks and stunts, earning him the nickname, “the dizzy dialer”. Castellani was also having an affair with a receptionist from the radio station. When his wife Esther challenged him Castellani denied the affair. Shortly after that Esther became very sick and doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her. In July of 1965, Esther was dead.
Episode 023: Between 2007 and 2016 RN Elizabeth Wettlaufer coldly murdered 8 elderly patients in her care at a number of long term care facilities in Ontario. She injected each of them with massive overdoses of insulin to commit the crimes, saying she believed God was telling her it was their time to die. Wettlaufer got away with the murders until her conscience got the better of her and she confessed to police in 2016.
Episode 022: On the morning of April 15, 2014, what was supposed to be a party to end a stressful winter semester at the University of Calgary ended up being the worst mass murder in the city’s history. In the end, 5 young people were literally cut down, just as their lives were about to truly begin. The story behind the murders at the hands of the son of a respected Calgary Police Officer is an epic tragedy. BONUS: Mike’s mouth is full of
Episode 021: Over a span of just over 100 years, western Canada played host to the 3 largest landslides that have been measured in modern times. Frank Slide in 1903 was named for the Alberta town that saw a sixth of it’s population buried under rock and debris from Turtle Mountainin in the Crowsnest Pass between BC and Alberta, the Hope Slide just beyond Hope BC and finally, the Meager Slide, that occuredoutside of Lillooet, BC. BONUS: Shitty seagulls.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Episode 019: In our last episode career criminal Allan Legere had just been convicted of the murder of respected Chatham shopkeeper John Glendenning and the rape and attempted murder of Glendenning’s wife Mary. Legere was nowhere near done. In May of 1989 he escaped from prison and went on a rampage that terrified Atlantic Canada for the next seven months. Prior to Legere’s capture in the fall another 4 residents of the Chatham, NB area lay dead at the hands of the Monster of Mirimachi. BONUS: All Crime No Cattle promo
Episode 018: We return to Atlantic Canada for the first of a two part series on Allan Joseph Legere aka The Monster of Mirimachi. In part one we learn about Legere’s childhood, early crimes and the brutal murder of elderly local shopowner John Glendenning and the attempted murder and sexual assault of Mary during a burglary. This lead to Legere being sentenced to life in prison, but sadly, it was only the beginning. BONUS: Go shit in your hat compilation and Kyla, the first Prime Minister fo Dark Poutine loses her marbles.
Episode 017: In the late 60’s a sadistic serial murderer named Wayne Boden stalked and killed at least 3 women in Montreal, Quebec. He was given the nickname the Vampire Rapist due to his penchant for brutally biting his victims during the commission of his heinous crimes. By the time he was caught in Calgary a fourth woman was dead. His trial included the first testimony in forensic odontology in Canada; setting legal precedents.
Episode 016: In March of 1982 the small community called Bangs Falls, just outside of Liverpool, Nova Scotia made national news after the local bully, Billy Stafford, was found minus his head in his pick up truck along the side of the road. Someone had ended his reign of terror with a single blast of a 12 gauge shotgun. Billy’s death was news in itself, but who did the deed was even more newsworthy – his long suffering, regularly brutalized common-law wife Jane Hurshman. BONUS: Mike’s personal connections to the area, one of the officers involved with Billy Stafford and Jane Hurshman’s lawyer.