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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.
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Curiouscast

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Proudly and creepily Canadian, Dark Poutine is a podcast about myths, legends, notorious crimes, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of real live Canadians.

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English


Episodes

057 - The Beast of BC - Part 1: Murder x7

1/21/2019
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Episode 057 - Starting in November of 1980 children between the ages of 9 and 18 years old began to go missing in Surrey, Burnaby and Coquitlam. A few were found sexually assaulted and brutally murdered, others were written off as runaways, some think due to systemic classism within local police departments. No real connections were made in cases until 7 kids were gone by late July of 1981, almost 9 months later. Police began to look at one suspect intensely, a man named Clifford Robert...

Duration:00:58:21

056 - The Crimes of Peter Demeter

1/14/2019
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Episode 056 - In the summer of 1973, 32-year-old, Austrian born model turned wife and mother, Christine Demeter, was found deceased in the garage on the family home in Mississauga, ON. Early on, suspicion fell on Peter Demeter, Christine’s husband and Hungarian born multi-millionaire, jet-setting Toronto real estate developer. The truth uncovered a calculated plan concocted by psychopathic mind, that was just getting started. Sources: Regina v. Demeter, 1975 CanLII 685 (ON CA),...

Duration:00:58:01

055 - Where is Michael Dunahee?

1/7/2019
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Epsiode 055 - In Victoria BC, on March 24, 1991, Crystal and Bruce Dunahee were worried when their four year old son Michael Wayne Dunahee went missing without a trace from a playground in broad daylight. The Dunahee's were metres away and away for mere minutes when MIchael disappeared. He has not been seen since. For the last 28 years the Dunahee family, with the help of Victoria PD, continues to do what they can to keep hope alive, in what has become one of the most well known missing...

Duration:01:07:32

054 - Holiday Special: Whoville's Stolen Christmas

12/24/2018
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Episode 054 - In this episode we find out that the iconic story by Dr Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is actually a true crime tale about a man living in the mountains above Squamish B.C. Mike and Scott dive into a thoughtful and serious break down of what may have motivated the man known only as "The Grinch" to commit such heinous acts as ripping off an entire town's Christmas in the late 1950's. Sources: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Mike's wacky head Support the show.

Duration:00:50:11

053 - Alicia Ross: Lily Among the Thorns

12/17/2018
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Episode 053 - In Thornhill Ontario, on a warm summer night in August of 2005 25-year-old Alicia Ross vanished from her family home without a trace. The intense search proved fruitless and foul play was expected early on. Alicia's disappearance left a city in fear and her family and friends sick with worry. When someone came forward with news, it was the worst kind. NOTE: Show co-hosted by temp co-host @carolbrowne as Scott is away in Australia. Sources: AliciaRoss.ca R. v. Canadian...

Duration:00:55:53

052 - Icebound: Franklin's Lost expedition

12/10/2018
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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. Sources: Wikipedia Entry for...

Duration:00:59:07

051 - Away Game: Ed Gein - The Butcher of Plainfield

12/3/2018
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Episode 051 - After a long stint of playing at home in Canada, this week we take you to Plainfield, Wisconsin where in the late 1950's the entire town was shocked to find there was a depraved monster in their midst. Small in stature, shy, but somewhat odd, Ed Gein was the last person townsfolk would peg as a murderer, grave robber and necrophile. Gein's horrific crimes went on to inspire writers to create some of the most memorable Hollywood villians of all time, namely Norman Bates in...

Duration:01:02:18

050 - Edmonton Armoured Truck Massacre

11/26/2018
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Episode 050 - In the early morning hours shots ring out at the Hub Mall inside the TD Canada Trust ATM vestibule at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Police attend to find three G4S security guards dead, one man critcally wounded. Another guard, Travis Brandon Baumgartner, was also missing, as was the armoured truck they'd arrived in and over $360,000 in cash. It quickly became evident that Baumgartner weas no victim and the manhunt was on. Sources: Hub Mall Global News articles...

Duration:00:48:47

049 - The Jennifer Pan Story

11/19/2018
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Episode 049 - On the evening of November 8, 2010 a woman called 911 in a panic. She claimed that intruders had entered her house, tied her up, took her family's cash before shooting her parents. Police responded finding Jennifer's mother Bich Ha Pan, dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Jennifer's father had escaped the house and was bleeding from wounds of his own. Police found Jennifer bound but unharmed upstairs. What at first appeared to be a random house invasion, turned out to be far more...

Duration:00:58:07

048 - Remembrance Day & The Great War

11/11/2018
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Episode 048 - All Canadians are taught to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year with a moment of silence and thoughtful reflection about those who made great sacrifice so we could enjoy the freedoms we do today. This episode marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end hostilities in the Great War, World War 1. Here we commemorate the brave men and women who have donned a uniform in service of our country, including medal winners and every...

Duration:00:56:34

047 - The Legend of Slumach and his Lost Gold Mine

11/5/2018
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Episode 047 - In 1890 an enigmatic character and member of the Katezie indigenous tribe, Slumach, was charged and convicted of the murder of a man named Louie Bee. It was believed that Slumach may have been protecting a massive gold find near Pitt Lake outside of Maple Ridge, BC. After Slumach was hanged for his crime. The legend of his unclaimed gold grew. For over a century many have tried and failed to find Slumach's cursed treasure. A few have died...

Duration:00:45:22

046 - Halloween 2018: Campfire Stories

10/29/2018
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Epsiode 046: To celebrate our Halloween 2018 and Dark Poutine's first anniversary we dive into the paranorma. Mike and Scott share some of their own supernatural stories. Celebrating with us around the campfire telling their own spooky tales are a few of our friends from the podcasting community from all over the world. Joining us are: All Crime No Cattle from Fort Worth, Texas Left Behind Podcast from Nova Scotia Point Blank: A true Crime Podcast from Australia 36 Times - Canadian True...

Duration:01:31:04

045 - The Disappearance of Mekayla Bali

10/21/2018
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Episode 045: On April 12, 2016 after skipping school, which was allegedly uncharacteristic, 16-year-old Mekayla Bali disappeared from Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She has not been seen, definitively, since. "Mekayla is described as a Caucasian female, approximately 5'2" tall and weighs approximately 114 lbs, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is known to change her appearance: she has red-ish hair which can be dyed blonde or other colours and she wears her hair down, pulled back, straight or...

Duration:00:50:51

044 - Murder in the Soo: The Slaying of Wesley Hallam

10/14/2018
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Episode 044 - On January 11, 2011 people walking along the road spotted a headless, bare torso floating in Cold Water Creek off Landslide Road in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The man was later identified as 29-year-old Wesley Hallam. Three local men, well knonw to police, were quickly apprehended and charged with first degree murder and causing idignity to human remains. After over five years of hard fought investigation and lengthy criminal proceedings the case was 'resolved', but the ending...

Duration:00:52:19

043 - The Mysterious Death of Cindy James

10/7/2018
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Episode 043 - After over 6 years of apparent harassment and a number of, what appeared to be violent assaults, Cindy James, a 44-year old nurse, went missing in May of 1989. On June 8, 1989, two weeks later, Cindy's family's greatest fears were realized. She was found dead near an abandoned home in Richmond B.C., a suburb of Vancouver. She appeared to have been drugged and strangled, with her hands and feet tied behind her back. A medical inquest into the cause of Cindy's death was...

Duration:01:04:51

042 - Houdini: Magical Life and Mysterious Death

9/29/2018
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Episode 042 - The man the world came to know as Harry Houdini, stunt performer, illusionist, magician was obsessed with magic and illusion from an early age. That obsession and drive to be better led him to become the most famous person ever to have practiced the magical arts. There was a darker thing driving Harry too. He wanted to prove the existence of an after life. This not only led him to years of heartache after the deaths of his parents. Harry made many enemies of would be...

Duration:00:56:40

041 - The Murders of Nathan O'Brien and Kathy and Alvin Liknes

9/22/2018
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Episode 041 - In 2014 on a warm summer morning, Calgary mother, Jennifer O'Brien, went to pick up her 5-year-old son, Nathan, from his grandparents'. When she walked in the bloody scene she found, shocked even the most seasoned Calgary Police Service members. Kathy and Alvin Liknes and their grandson were nowhere to be found. A suspect was quickly identified, Douglas Garland, of Airdrie, Alberta. The trio was never seen alive again, nor were their bodies recovered. Polce were certain they...

Duration:00:54:07

040 - The Cook Family Massacre and Alberta's Last Man Hanged

9/15/2018
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Episode 040 - On the morning of Sunday, June 28, 1959,RCMP made a grisly discovery in the garage adjacent to a small home in Stettler, Alberta. Raymond Cook, his wife, Daisy Mae and their five children were found dead and stuffed into a homemade grease pit. Raymond's son from a previous marriage, Robert Raymond Cook, was the only suspect. He went on to become Alberta's last man hanged in November of...

Duration:01:00:33

039 - The Crash of SwissAir 111

9/7/2018
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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...

Duration:00:58:41

038 - The Murder of Harley Lawrence

8/31/2018
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Episode 038 - The small town of Berwick in the beautiful Annapolis Valley is known as Nova Scotia's Apple Capital. The town prides themselves on their sense of community, a strong work ethic yet laid back pace. The idilic little town was shaken when they woke up on the morning of October, 23, 2013 to find a local homeless man, Harley Lawrence, had burned to death overnight in the bus shelter on their main street. The circumstances surrounding Harley's death were even more horrendous. He'd...

Duration:00:51:11