Episodes
SEASON FINALE - Back September 1 | Thanks for your support! QUEBEC | New Year’s Eve, 1979. The rural mining town of Chapais was preparing to bring in 1980 in style with a fundraiser for 300 people. But just after midnight, the careless actions of one guest caused a fire that would leave the community forever changed. Residential Schools resources & support: Podcast: Residential Schools by Historica Canadahosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais Episode: ”Holding Space for Grief”...
Published 06/15/21
[ Part 2 of 2 ] MANITOBA |  The court hears testimony from Sydney Teerhuise and Dan Zupansky, the jury decides whether Sydney Teerhuise had intent to commit murder that day, and Dan Zupansky tells us what his theories are about the case. More information: Dan Zupansky’s book: Trophy Kill: The Shall We Dance Murder by Dan Zupansky True Murder podcast: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/dan-zupansky1 Podcast recommendation: COMMONS: Real Estate! Thanks for supporting our sponsors! See the...
Published 06/02/21
[ Part 1 of 2 ] MANITOBA  |   In 2003, the day after Canada Day, a 33 year old man walked through the front door of the Winnipeg Remand Centre. He said he’d woken up in his hotel room and there was a dead, dismembered body in the bathtub.  He insisted he blanked out and couldn’t remember committing the murder. The circumstances of the case were shocking and unbelievable enough, but within a few days a hollywood angle involving a stolen celebrity necklace ended up being the main headline....
Published 06/01/21
[ Part 3 of 3 ] The conclusion. Watch: The Fifth Estate episode "collateral damage"  Credits:  Research: Danielle Paradis Additional research and writing: Kristi Lee Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams  Disclaimer voiced by the host of True Theme Song: We Talk of Dreams Social medias: Facebook: facebook.com/CanadianTrueCrime Twitter: @CanadianTCpod Instagram: @CanadianTrueCrimePod Instagram: @kristileehello  All credits and information sources can be found on the page...
Published 05/15/21
[ Part 2 of 3 ] ALBERTA | With everyone questioning how the Mayerthorpe Tragedy was permitted to happen, the RCMP were convinced James Roszko must have had someone helping him—and they were determined to do whatever it took to find this person and bring them to justice. Watch: The Fifth Estate episode "collateral damage"   Thanks for supporting our sponsors! See the special offer codes here   Don't like the ads? Access ad-free episodes, early, plus bonus content and more on Patreon and...
Published 05/15/21
ALBERTA | In 2005, bailiffs were sent to the property of a man called James Roszko to repossess a truck, but the situation devolved into a devastating tragedy that made international headlines. ** Part 2 will be released on May 15. Thank you so much for your patience! :) Podcast recommendation: Criminal Conduct - Season 2 Thanks for supporting our sponsors! See the special offer codes here   Don't like the ads? Access ad-free episodes, early, plus bonus content and more on Patreon and...
Published 05/01/21
ONTARIO | In 1966, a disgruntled man purchased ten sticks of dynamite, assembled a bomb, and travelled with it to Ottawa—headed for the Parliament of Canada. Podcast recommendation: Corpus Delecti - Robin "Rocky" Myers investigation special series Canadian True Crime donates monthly. This month we have donated to: True North Aid - serves and supports northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support like clean drinking water, food, health, housing, and...
Published 04/15/21
BRITISH COLUMBIA | In August 1982, a family of six set out on what was supposed to be an idyllic two-week camping trip. They never returned home. This sparked what would be the most expensive and highly-publicized manhunt in Canadian history. Petition: Help the Johnson and Bentley Family Read and sign the petition here Thanks for supporting our sponsors! See the special offer codes here   Don't like the ads? Access early episodes without the ads plus bonus content and more on Patreon and...
Published 04/01/21
ONTARIO | In 2006, a close-knit family tried to deal with an escalating crisis, but they could only do so much before the situation ended in a devastating and senseless tragedy. Resources related to Canadian Victims of Crime Canadian Victims Bill of Rights (Bill C-32) Get involved: pre-written email to send to members of parliament Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime Canadian Crime Victim Foundation Canadian True Crime gives...
Published 03/15/21
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR | In 2019, Josh Whiteway and Suzanne Lush were ready to return to Calgary after spending a wonderful week with their families in Lewisporte, NL. But on the way to the airport, they would be involved in a tragic crash that would change their lives forever. Podcast recommendation: The Hopeful - Canadian show of the year for 2020. Described as a "riveting story" and "beautifully inspiring tale of perseverance and strength", this is the story of a man’s journey from...
Published 03/01/21
MANITOBA | In 2000, Beverley Rowbotham moved her family from Saskatchewan to Manitoba after her husband Mark Stobbe was offered a high-profile job there. But as they started settling into their new house, the problems started…. and it was one thing after another. Canadian True Crime donates monthly to organizations helping those facing injustice. This month we have donated to: The Alpha House Project - Winnipeg - a year-long program for women and their children leaving an abusive...
Published 02/15/21
QUEBEC | In 1989, 23-year-old Joe Rose and a friend boarded a Montreal bus home in the early morning hours. What happened next would be described as a turning point for the LGBTQ+ rights movement in Quebec. Recommended resources for further reading: Prejudice to pride: The forgotten murder of Joe Rose, by Richard Burnett, special to the Montreal Gazette Sex Garage raid a turning point in Montreal’s LGBT activism by Richard Burnett, special to the Montreal Gazette HIV basics from Catie.ca...
Published 02/01/21
ONTARIO | 82 year old Richard Humble needed knee surgery, but because he lived alone, he would need a caregiver to help him as he recovered. An old friend recommended someone who might be able to help him—but what she ended up doing was the exact opposite. Podcast recommendation Court Junkie Elder abuse resources Canada - Call toll-free 1 800-O-Canada (1-800-622-6232), itsnotright.ca/, www.canada.ca/seniors, Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Australia - Protecting the...
Published 01/15/21
BRITISH COLUMBIA | In May of 2011, 20 year old Maddy Scott and a friend attended a party at Hogsback Lake in British Columbia. They were supposed to camp for the night, but the friend decided to leave, and Maddy was eventually left by herself. This was the last time anyone saw her. WATCH: The Vanishing of Madison Scott and the Recreation video VISIT: www.madisonscott.ca JOIN: Facebook Group: Help Find Madison Scott DONATE: Via paypal to help her family continue to raise awareness VIEW:...
Published 01/01/21
Make sure you listen to Episode 79 first! Find Lili Knighton: Website: www.LiliKnighton.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/knightonmentalhealth/ Approximate timestamps: 0.00 Lili talks about her background including trials of Paul Bernardo and Bradley Edwards (Claremont Serial Killer trial) 4:00 Serial Killers and their motivations 10:00 Was Fyfe really determined to avoid the spotlight? 11:45 Serial Killer “patterns” and escalation from break and enters to rapes and murders...
Published 12/16/20
QUEBEC In 1999, four women were found murdered in the greater Montreal area. They all lived alone, there were no signs of forced entry, and the crime scenes were so violent that even the most seasoned of investigators were shocked. But one day, the killer would make a mistake. This is the story of the crimes of the Quebec serial killer known as “The Killer Handyman”. SURVEY: Tell us what you think about Canadian True Crime - skip any question you don't want to answer! Survey expires...
Published 12/15/20
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND YUKON The story of Canada's longest manhunt. In 1931 a strange man arrived at Fort McPherson in the Northwest Territories—and disrupted the status quo. SURVEY: Tell us what you think about Canadian True Crime! Take survey now Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here   AD FREE Exclusive feed - Canadian True Crime supporters Access ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and more on Patreon and Supercast. Learn more Podcast...
Published 12/01/20
Part 2 of a 2-part series The RCMP continue their investigation into the death of Laura Letts, and make an interesting discovery. From there, things would spiral completely out of control. Canadian True Crime donates each month to a local justice-focused organization. This month's donation has gone to: Alberta Council of Women's Shelters Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here   AD FREE Exclusive feed - Canadian True Crime supporters Access ad-free episodes,...
Published 11/17/20
BRITISH COLUMBIA After a painful breakup, Laura Letts decided to take leave from her job and travel abroad. While on tour in New Zealand, she would meet someone new, and her life would forever be changed. Canadian True Crime donates each month to a local justice-focused organization. This month’s donation has gone to: Alberta Council of Women's Shelters   Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here   AD FREE Exclusive feed - Canadian True Crime supporters Access...
Published 11/15/20
SASKATCHEWAN: In 2000, Darrell Night was having a night out with friends, when he was picked up by police. He thought they were going to take him to the drunk tank… but instead, the car went in the opposite direction. More resources on this case: BOOK: Starlight Tour: The Last, Lonely Night of Neil Stonechild by Rob Renaud and Susanne Reber DOCUMENTARY: Two Worlds Colliding directed by Trisha Hubbard PODCAST: COMMONS - The Police Podcast recommendations: COMMONS - current season "The...
Published 11/01/20
ONTARIO In 2015, Renfrew County in the Ottawa Valley would be the backdrop for the worst-ever case of intimate-partner violence in Ontario, and one of the worst in Canadian history. Resources for Domestic violence Canada: https://endingviolencecanada.org/getting-help-2/ US: https://www.thehotline.org/ Signs you’re in an abusive relationship - and how to get help   Canadian True Crime monthly donation has gone to: Women’s Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County   Thanks for...
Published 10/15/20
NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR: In 2006, a family left the US for a hunting trip in Newfoundland. Not all of them would come back.  Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here AD FREE Exclusive feed - Canadian True Crime supporter Access ad-free episodes, bonus episodes, and more Learn more Read the award-winning long-form article from Outdoor Canada https://www.outdoorcanada.ca/harshbarger/ Scroll to halfway down the page to see the link to download the...
Published 10/01/20
Q&A
Hi everyone! It's been 2.5 years since I did a Q&A, and I know you have questions, so I thought I'd answer them. Enjoy!  New podcast recommendation One Strange Thing Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here Access the Extended Q&A Also get ad-free episodes, Chats with Kristi after show, bonus episodes, and more Learn more   APPROXIMATE IMESTAMPS: 2:00 – How did I get into true crime and why 5:00 – Decision to start a podcast 13:00 – Things I’ve learned...
Published 09/15/20
Approximate Timestamps for each case discussed in this episode: 72 Alloura Wells - 3:00 minute mark 71 Jagtar Gill - 7:45 70  Zach Miller - 11:00 67-69 Ezekiel Stephan - 15:45 60-62 Richard Oland - 29:00 59 The Donnellys - 39:00 56 Loretta Saunders - 40:00 19-20 Laura Babcock - 44:00 6 Reena Virk - 46:30 Youtube recommendation: Canadiana - Canadian History Videos  Thanks for supporting my sponsors! See the special offer codes here AD FREE Exclusive feed - Canadian True Crime...
Published 08/15/20
SEASON FINALE - Back October 1 TORONTO, ONTARIO: In 2017, a woman found a body in a ravine. The journey to figure out who the body belonged to would take many twists and turns. Mental Health Resources Canada United States Australia United Kingdom + Find a therapist: Online @BetterHelp (10% off your first month) In person @ Psychology Today + 10 minute Yoga videos on youtube Links to resources and initiatives from this episode: Trans Pride Toronto facebook page Independent review into...
Published 07/15/20