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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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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

Broken Arrow: Bomber 075 & the Lost Nuke (BC)

10/21/2019
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Episode 096 - Just before midnight of Valentine's Day 1950, a Convair B36 bomber on maneuvers was lost somewhere over British Columbia. Twelve of the 17 crew survived. Also aboard was a Mark IV nuclear weapon, aka a Fat Man, just like the one dropped on Nagasaki Japan. Although, the bomb itself was jettisoned, it is unclear what became of the lead box containing the plutonium core to make the weapon active. This core, which would still be deadly today, may still lay on the bottom of the...

Duration:01:20:18

NCR: The Death of Brian Smith & Life of Jeffrey Arenburg (ON/NS)

10/14/2019
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Episode 095 - On a summer evening in 1995 sportscaster and former NHL hockey player Brian Smith, 54, was shot by a stranger as he exited the CJOH studios in Ottawa, Ontario after a day's work. The two me had never met, but the gunman, a man named Jeffrey Arenburg from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia was convinced that the murder of the beloved sportscaster would bring attention to his plight, and perhaps, put a stop to his thoughts being stolen and broadcast by Smith's TV station. Arenburg, who'd...

Duration:01:26:01

Part 2 - Murder Most Pointless - Lynn Duggan & Patti Ducharme (BC)

10/7/2019
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Episode 094 - Part 2 of 2: After the murder of Lynn Duggan in her North Vancouver apartment, to escape the heat, prime suspect, an ex-VPD officer, Brock Graham ran away to Campbell River, B.C. He moved in with mother of four Patti Ducharme, in late 1995. All seemed well at first but soon the cracks in Brock's personality began to show. In March of 1996, Brock brutally murdered Patti Ducharme after an argument. He ran back to the Lower Mainland where he was apprehended, charged and convicted...

Duration:01:15:59

Part 1 - Murder Most Pointless - Lynn Duggan & Patti Ducharme (BC)

9/30/2019
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Episode 093 - Part 1 of 2: On the evening of June 17, 1993, after a day of worry, Cheryl Duggan, went to her 34-year-old twin sister Lynn's apartment in North Vancouver, BC. Cheryl soon discovered a grisly crime scene, and Lynn Duggan was never again seen alive again. The prime suspect, an ex-VPD officer, named Brock Graham who Lynn had dated only 3 times, was the main suspect from day one in the minds of the Duggan. Eventually the police came to agree, but Graham was not talking. In 1996,...

Duration:01:11:50

Collateral Damage - The Bombing of Flight 108 (QC)

9/23/2019
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Episode 092 - On the morning of September 9, 1949, a DC-3 Canadian Pacific passenger plane, CP Flight 108, on a routine small hop flight up the St. Lawrence River crashed into the remote forest of Sault-au-Cochon, Quebec. All 23 aboard, 19 passengers and 4 crew, were killed instantly. Thanks to eyewitness reports of an explosion and first responders reporting the odour of dynamite, it was quickly determined that the crash was the result of sabotage. A Quebec City jeweller, J. Albert Guay...

Duration:01:04:21

The .410 Murders - Denean Worms & Brenda Hughes (BC)

9/16/2019
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Episode 091 - In early October 1984, Denean Worms, 19, went missing after a night out with friends. Denean's nude body was found 6 different ays later in a nearby gravel pit. She'd been raped, shot twice in the head with a .410 shotgun and tossed aside. There were no real suspects until late December 1984. Brenda Hughes, just 16, was found raped and murdered in her own home by her family returning from church. She too had been shot twice in the head by a .410 shotgun. A 22-year-old local...

Duration:01:21:07

Miscarried Justice – The Murder of Sandy Seale & Conviction of Donald Marshall Jr. (NS)

9/9/2019
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Episode 090 - On evening in late May of 1971 police responded to reports of a young black male, Sandy Seale, having been stabbed in Sydney, Nova Scotia's Wentworth Park. A 17-year-old indigenous man, named Donald Marshall Jr., son of the Mi'kmaq Grand Chief who'd been at the scene, and injured himself, was later charged with the crime. After spending almost 12 years in prison Marshall was exonerated by a fresh RCMP investigation after new evidence was presented to Marshall by a friend....

Duration:01:17:01

Billionaire’s Daughter: The Kidnapping of Cynthia Kilburn (BC)

9/2/2019
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Episode 089 - Four days before Christmas in 1990 a North Vancouver woman named Cynthia Kilburn was kidnapped from her home. A threatening ransom note asking for $8.5 million was found pinned to the door of her home; her two children, 4-year-old twins, were found bound, but unharmed, in an upstairs bathroom. Unknown to most of her neighbours, Cynthia is the daughter of the philanthropic BC billionaire businessman and Canada's fourth richest man, Jim Pattison. The kidnappers knew who they had,...

Duration:01:01:32

Away Game: Burke and Hare - The Anatomy Murderers

8/26/2019
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Episode 088 - Over a ten month period, starting in late 1827, a pair of Irish born serial killers William Burke and William Hare killed 16 people, for fun and for profit in Edinburgh, Scotland. The corpses of their victims, twelve women, three men and one child, were taken to Surgeon's Square and sold off to anatomist Dr. Robert Knox, for use in his anatomy classes. Sources: BurkeandHare.com The Anatomy Murders by Lisa Rosner Dr. Heinrich Von Staden’s The Discovery of the Body Sanjib...

Duration:01:07:40

The Murder of Amber Kirwan (NS)

8/19/2019
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Episode 087 - On the morning of October 9, 2011, 19-year-old Amber Kirwan failed to show up for an arranged ride home after leaving a local billiards hall in New Glasgow, N.S. After a massive search for almost a month Amber's body was found in a shallow grave in the nearby village of Heathbell. The man eventually charged and convicted of the crime had a surprising background. Should he have been in the community at all? Sources: R. v. Falconer, 2016 NSCA 22 (CanLII)...

Duration:01:11:10

The Altona School Shooting of 1902 (MB)

8/12/2019
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Episode 086 - In October of 1902 the small, quiet Mennonite community of Altona, Manitoba was shaken by violent events at the hands of one of their own. The teacher at their one room school opened fire on three school trustees after an argument, wounding all three. He then returned to the school and shot three students, all daughters of the trustees he'd shot earlier. Sources: Spectator Tribune Article Newspapers.com School Shootings in Canada at Wikipedia A Pictorial History of...

Duration:01:08:00

Date with Death - The Murder of James Shannon (BC)

8/5/2019
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episode 085 - The day before Valentines Day in 2008, James Shannon, a nurse from Port Alberni, BC, met up with another man he'd met on the web site, Plenty of Fish. Although James was looking for love, the man he brought into his home brought something much more sinister. Days later, after not showing up for multiple shifts at work, James Shannon was found brutally murdered in his home. The man who committed the act, Kim Winslow Rothgordt, was claiming he'd been raped and was too intoxicated...

Duration:01:05:57

Emanuel Jaques - The Shoeshine Boy Murder (ON)

7/29/2019
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Episode 084 - July 28, 1977 was a hot summer day on the corner of Yonge and Dundas streets in what was then Toronto's seedier area. Three boys were shining shoes of passersby for change. After a day of work with little profit a tall, friendly stranger arrived with two pairs of shoes he needed shined. Claiming he had more lucrative work elsewhere he lured one to the younger boys, 12-year-old Emanuel Jaques, away. Emanuel was never seen alive again and the horrifying circumstances around his...

Duration:01:12:05

The Minto Murders - Verna Decarie & Fred Fulton (NB)

7/22/2019
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Episode 083 - The village of Minto, New Brunswick was rocked by the events occurring in April 2005 when a grisly murder scene was discovered at 358 Slope Road. Edlerly but active residents, Fred Fulton, known for his love of playing and listening to country music and his kind, wife Verna Decarie lay dead, butchered in their small rural home. The village got it’s second blow when it became clear that one of their own, a 22-year-old neighbour of Fred and Verna’s, named Gregory Allen Despres...

Duration:01:08:20

Domestic Horror - The Murder of Donna Jones (ON)

7/15/2019
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Episode 082 - On the morning of December 6, 2009, Ottawa paramedics and police responded to what sounded like a frantic 911 call placed by a man at a residence in the Bayshore area. The man was screaming that his wife was not breathing. Upon arriving they found the owner of the home, 33-year-old Donna Jones, deceased on a makeshift mattress on the basement floor. Donna's injuries and her time of death did not match the story that her husband Mark Peter Hutt was telling. Investigators would...

Duration:01:02:15

The Cult of Brother XII and his Treasure (BC)

7/8/2019
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Episode 081 - in the late 1920 and early 1930's a group called the Aquarian Foundation, led by a self-professed spiritual guru who called himself Brother XII set up just south of Nanaimo B.C. Brother XII drew wealthy followers to his cult with his promises of salvation through a coming apocalypse. As we've seen many times since the lust for power, sex and money corrupted the group, who, after scandals and cruel treatment turned on Brother XII. He and a female follower, he claimed to be his...

Duration:01:03:58

The Weird World of William Lyon Mackenzie King

7/1/2019
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Episode 080 - The tenth Prime Minister of Canada, William Lyon MacKenzie King, was instrumental in Canada's growth from a mere British colony to an independent nation within the Commonwealth. He saw the country through World War 2 and helped to create some of the social policies that continue to make Canada one of the greatest countries in the world to live. MacKenzie King had his dark side too as is evidenced in his extensive diaries. His government oversaw the internment of 22,000+ who...

Duration:00:59:19

What Happened to Jodi Henrickson? (BC)

6/24/2019
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Episode 079 - Jodi Henrickson, 17, was last seen in the company of her ex-boyfriend on the roadside near Miller's Landing on Bowen Island, BC on the morning of June 20, 2009. Her ex-boyfriend said that he walked away from Jodi after an argument. She has not been seen since. At the time of her disappearance, Jodi Henrickson was 17-year-old Caucasian female with long dark brown hair, a small build and stood approximately 5'3". She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black long...

Duration:01:07:34

Joseph Galfy Jr. & Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (AB)

6/17/2019
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Episode 078 - In May of 2013 police in New Jersey found respected, 73-year-old Lawyer, Joseph Galfy Jr. dead in the bedroom his home wearing only socks and underwear. Investigators were quickly onto a suspect who turned out to be a well known drifter. Three months before, the suspect, 24-year-old, Canadian born Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, had become a internet celebrity, known as Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker. He was interviewed by Jessob Reisbeck for Fox News in Fresno California. In...

Duration:01:08:40

The Ballarat Bandit (PE)

6/10/2019
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Episode 077 - In 2004, after a year long chase across multiple U.S. States an unknown burglar, who'd proven quite a match fro even the best trackers, was cornered in Death Valley, near the ghost town of Ballarat, California. The chase first started there giving the perpetrator, and thorn in law enforcement's side, his name: The Ballarat Bandit. Rather than face prison, when capture was imminent, the man took his own life. After nearly another two years the man was finally identified as...

Duration:01:05:11