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Please, don't leave me. Join Canadian host Bonnie Lee as she investigates Canadian true crime cases, searching for the disconnect that makes a case different than it appears on the surface. www.writingaboutcrime.com

Please, don't leave me. Join Canadian host Bonnie Lee as she investigates Canadian true crime cases, searching for the disconnect that makes a case different than it appears on the surface. www.writingaboutcrime.com
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Please, don't leave me. Join Canadian host Bonnie Lee as she investigates Canadian true crime cases, searching for the disconnect that makes a case different than it appears on the surface. www.writingaboutcrime.com

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@CrimeWiner

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English

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Chapter 19 - A Moment of Inadvertence - The Humboldt Broncos Crash.

6/17/2019
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Myles Shumlanski received a frantic call from his son Nick claiming “The bus was in an accident”. He gathered his wife and raced in his vehicle to the crash site, less than a quarter mile from his home. They were the first family members on the scene. He could see that a devastating accident had occurred, noticing that when Nick came running to him he was only one of the two kids that seemed able to even walk. Chapter 19 covers the story of the Humboldt Broncos and the heartbreaking tragedy...

Duration:01:38:19

Chapter 18 Part III "The Arc Of The Moral Universe Is Long, And It Bends Towards Justice". Tina Fontaine.

2/4/2019
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A jury found Raymond Cormier “not guilty” in the murder of fifteen year old Tina Fontaine on February 22, 2018. She weighed 72 pounds at the time of her murder - so tiny. It made the brutal death seem even more gruesome because her stature was that of a young child. Her murder would inspire the Federal Government of Canada to order an inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. In the meantime, the hurt and disappointment over Tina Fontaines murder would have a long reach...

Duration:01:49:43

Chapter 18 Part II - "I'm Going To Get A Bike From My Friend Sebastian." Tina Fontaine.

1/22/2019
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Tina Fontaine did call in to tell police that “Sebastian” or Raymond Cormier, did in fact steal a truck. It set in stone the fact of where she was, and what time and date she was there. Her displeasure with Raymond was enough to motivate her to make that call, and it gives us just that little nagging certainty that there was in fact a reason for Cormier to hurt her. Recommended Podcasts: M.A.U.L. MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS Creepy urban legends and perplexing unsolved mysteries..I have...

Duration:00:56:38

Chapter 18 Part I - "Nothing Is Going My Way." Tina Fontaine.

1/1/2019
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Tina Michelle Fontaine, was born on the first of January in 1999. Raised by her great aunt Thelma Favel, and uncle Joseph Favel for over ten years ……… Tina’s early life started out tough. She lived on the Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve and later in Powerview-Pine Falls, Man. Her father, Eugene, when 41 was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was told he would not survive longer than four months. Tina’s great aunt Thelma helped take care of her and her father. At one point he went on a three...

Duration:00:39:40

Bonus Episode -The Girls Are Gone

11/8/2018
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On April 19, 2013 during a custody dispute with her ex-husband Sandra Grazzini-Rucki abducted her own daughters. 944 days later they were located on November 18, 2015. living on a ranch in Northern Minnesota. Four separate people ended up receiving criminal charges in the case, including the girls mother. In September 2018, Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann announced they would be releasing the book titled “The Girls Are Gone”. During the past two years the authors (a paralegal for the...

Duration:00:33:51

Bonus Episode - Re-branding and Recreating New. Why Wining About Crime is now Writing About Crime.

10/22/2018
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Kate of Ignorance Was Bliss talks with me about changing the name of the podcast. We also discuss an exciting new project she is involved in, that I think you may enjoy. We cover the anxiety of transition, and how change can be scary but so can staying the same. I hope you enjoy this different style episode. Hopefully the changes will make more sense once you've listened. Thank you again for not leaving me. Ignorance Was Bliss The Minds Of Madness Dumb and Busted Visit: Writing About...

Duration:02:03:17

Bonus Episode - The Silk Stocking Murders

9/9/2018
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Here is a treat for you. I’m sure you all remember Kate, from Ignorance was Bliss. She was the one that made sense of all of the brain stuff we talked about in the Barbara Stoppel case...well, Kate got me and our friend Minna from True Crime Finland Podcast together to talk about a true crime case. It was a terrific time, and the case is one that falls into the history books here in Canada, and has a Finland connection. These ladies are so interesting and engaged - you can’t help but enjoy...

Duration:01:15:11

Chapter 17 Part III "50 Shades Of Play". Jian Ghomeshi

9/2/2018
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Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster. Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years. A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - With Jian Ghomeshi." Anyone who is anyone sat across from Jian to be interviewed and many, even performed live in his studio. Jian is embroiled in the biggest sexual assault trail in the history of Canadian broadcasting. Part 3 explores what happened behind the scenes to...

Duration:01:13:57

Chapter 17 Part II. " Falsus In Uno, Falsus In Omnibus". Jian Ghomeshi.

8/19/2018
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The trial that would create change in Canada. Jian Ghomeshi, the media celebrity. He is a musician, a journalist, author and broadcaster that’s been in the business for thirty years. Then he is accused of sexual assault and choking to overcome resistance. Three women attended trial as witness to the charges. It all will boils down to the credibility of the witnesses and their accounts of what transpired before, during and even after the attacks. We will explore more of the details of the...

Duration:00:53:03

Chapter 17 - "Sometimes when we touch." Jian Ghomeshi.

8/3/2018
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Jian Ghomeshi is a Canadian musician, writer, and former CBC radio broadcaster. Part of the horizon of the arts in Canada for over thirty years. A celebrated Juno nominee, and a Gemini winner for his radio broadcast "Q - Wtih Jian Ghomeshi." Anyone who is anyone sat across from Jian to be interviewed and many, even performed live in his studio. Jian is embroiled in the biggest sexual assault trail in the history of Canadian broadcasting. In front of the mic he is kind, charismatic and very...

Duration:00:43:58

Chapter 16 - It's no one's fault, but everyone is to blame.

6/19/2018
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Here is a case out of the Canadian Maritime Province of New Brunswick. Two brothers, Connor and Noah spent the day with a close family friend at his father's farm. That evening they slept overnight with his son at an apartment just in front of their family home. For their mother, step father, and even the family friend there was no reason to worry for their safety....or, was there? This case has a special focus on how our decisions can determine our fate, and when many people make poor...

Duration:00:51:56

Chapter 15 - The Murder of Barbara Stoppel - Terry Arnold

5/22/2018
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This quintessential drifter was the focus for police re-investigating the 1981 murder of doughnut shop waitress Barbara Stoppel, 16, a crime that led to the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sophonow.This quintessential drifter was the focus for police re-investigating the 1981 murder of doughnut shop waitress Barbara Stoppel, 16, a crime that led to the wrongful conviction of Thomas Sophonow. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and...

Duration:01:31:08

Chapter 14 - The Murder of Barbara Stoppel - Thomas Sophonow

5/4/2018
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On December 23, 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man. where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witnesses observed a suspicious male in the store moments before her body was discovered.. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. Podcast Props: Strictly Homicide Ignorance...

Duration:01:23:18

Chapter 13 - The Murder Of Barbara Stoppel

3/21/2018
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On December 23 1981 16-year-old Barbara Gayle Stoppel was found unconscious on the floor of the woman's washroom at a Donut Shop in Winnipeg, Man. where she worked as a waitress. She’d been strangled and died a few days later. Numerous witnesses observed a suspicious male in the store moments before her body was discovered.. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Recommended...

Duration:00:42:09

Chapter 12 - The Case Of Guido Amsel

1/23/2018
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Guido Amsel, 51, is on trial for attempted murder and explosives-related charges after three bombs were mailed within the city of Winnipeg in July 2015, following an explosion at his ex-wife’s home in 2013 after a lengthy and brutal divorce. He pleaded not guilty to all of the charges, and provincial court Judge Tracey Lord is hearing the Crown’s case against him, which was scheduled to include testimony from two lawyers who stopped working for Amsel in 2014. CONTENT WARNING: this...

Duration:01:04:10

Chapter 11 - The Trial of Laura Babcock Part 2

12/30/2017
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The murder case of a young woman whose body has not been found hinges upon a "large and complex" body of circumstantial evidence. Laura Babcock, a troubled 23-year-old Toronto woman, vanished five years ago. Two men — Dellen Millard and Mark Smich — are accused of killing Babcock in July 2012 and burning her body in an animal incinerator. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. ADDITIONAL...

Duration:00:40:00

Chapter 10 - The Trial of Laura Babcock

12/26/2017
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Laura Babcock The murder case of a young woman whose body has not been found hinges upon a "large and complex" body of circumstantial evidence. Laura Babcock, a troubled 23-year-old Toronto woman, vanished five years ago. Two men — Dellen Millard and Mark Smich — are accused of killing Babcock in July 2012 and burning her body in an animal incinerator. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. ADDITIONAL...

Duration:00:55:13

Chapter 9 - The Murder of Helen Betty Osborne

12/4/2017
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Helen Betty Osborne was a Cree Aboriginal woman from Norway House reserve. She was kidnapped and murdered while walking down Third Street in The Pas, Manitoba. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Recommended Podcasts: True Crime Story Time : https://truecrimestorytime.podbean.com/ https://www.facebook.com/truecrimestorytimepodcast/ Bloody Murder:...

Duration:01:53:29

Chapter 8 - The Murder Of Richard Oland

11/10/2017
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Dennis Oland, a 47-year-old man who was charged with bludgeoning his millionaire father, Richard, to death in July 2011. The trial was one of the longest and most expensive in the history of Saint John, N.B., a port city of 140,000 people who usually share a remarkably rainproof good nature. CONTENT WARNING: this podcast contains coarse language, adult themes and content of a violent and disturbing nature. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Recommended Podcasts: The Dark Divide -...

Duration:01:23:04

Chapter 7 - Penny Boudreau Filicide

10/27/2017
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Twelve-year-old Karissa Boudreau was reported missing from Bridgewater on January 27, 2008. Her body was found on the bank of the LaHave River two weeks later. Following a four-month investigation, police charged the girl's mother, 34-year-old Penny Boudreau, with first-degree murder. On January 30, 2009, Boudreau pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 20 years. Investigators learned she strangled her daughter because she...

Duration:00:40:09