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4
Jun 2020

Chapter 24- The Story Of Swift Runner

CHAPTER 24 

Swift Runner

“The Wendigo”

The story of Swift Runner, the Canadian hunter and trapper who was respected and considered an impressive young man. A competent hunter and handy craftsman, he married and lived well with his young wife and five children.  However, the challenges of the harsh Canadian winters and the trickled down availability of the Bison for hunting, would challenge the mind and spirit.  How fragile is the human mind?  How do the warning tales and folklore influence our reality?  It’s a wormhole.  

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ANXIOUS AND AFRAID The Pod is a podcast that covers everything from true crime to the paranormal. We’re interested in ghosts, murders, missing persons, and everything else weird and unexplained.

This most recent summer reading I recommend was: 

Mark Bourrie  -  Peter Woodcock: Canada's Youngest Serial Killer 

Peter Woodcock was Canada's youngest serial killer when at the age of seventeen he brutally raped and murdered two boys and a girl between the ages of four and nine. He was never put on trial by "reason of insanity" and instead was confined for 34 years in a criminal psychiatric facility and offered treatment"

You can buy it HERE and HERE, and you can follow him on twitter HERE.

Nate Hendley  - The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction 

On the night of September 15, 1956, seven-year-old Wayne Mallette, was brutally murdered on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The chief suspect was a "boy on a bicycle" seen pedalling away from the CNE.

You can buy it HERE or HERE , or wherever you buy books.

I post those on Instagram and Twitter each Wednesday, if you are looking for some Canadian true crime books this summer.

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Sources used in this chapter include:

Rampage: Canadian Mass Murder and Spree Killing  By Dr. Lee Mellor

You can buy it HERE

 

See www.writingaboutcrime.com for a full list of sources. 

 

21
May 2020

Chapter 23 Part 2 - “There Is No Prestige.” The Christine Jack Story

CHAPTER 23 

Part 2

   “There Is No Prestige Here”

Christine Jack has been missing since just before Christmas, and the trail is leading to a small town east of the city of Winnipeg.  Follow the courts longest trial to that date in the Manitoba Law Courts.  Christine’s husband Brian Jack will be tried three times, and have two Supreme Court trials before his ping pong conviction has left him a free man. 

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Podcasts I mention In this episode:

Active Shooter

Sooner State

This most recent summer reading I recommend was: 

Nate Hendley  - The Boy on the Bicycle: A Forgotten Case of Wrongful Conviction 

On the night of September 15, 1956, seven-year-old Wayne Mallette, was brutally murdered 

on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto. The chief suspect was a "boy 

on a bicycle" seen pedaling away from the CNE.

 

You can buy it HERE or HERE , or wherever you buy books.

 

I post those on Instagram and Twitter each Wednesday, if you are looking for some 

Canadian true crime books this summer.

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the 

disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo. 

 You both are a treat.

Sources used in this chapter include:

 

Trials and Errors: The People vs Brian Gordon Jack

by John D. Montgomery (Author), Hon. Alfred M. Monnin (Introduction)

You can purchase this book HERE 

 

Winnipeg Free Press Reporters

Terry Weber

Trial Coverage inOctober 1990

 

Zena Olijynk

Trial Coverage 1990

 

Kevin Rollason

Trial coverage in Oct. 1992 and March 1995

 

Linda Quattrin

Trial Coverage 1995

 

George Nikides

Dave Baxter 

Allison Bray

Appeal coverage in 1995 

See www.writingaboutcrime.com for a full list of sources. 

 

8
May 2020

Chapter 23 - “It’s All White Now.” The Christine Jack Story

CHAPTER 23

“It’s All White Now”   The Christine Jack Story

Part 1

Clutching the steering wheel of a Yellow Chevy Blazer, he is driving through the suburbs with cargo in the back, that he doesn’t want anyone to know about.  It’s the dead of Winter in Winnipeg, Manitoba or as they call it WINTERPEG.  The story of missing Christine Jack weaves into a murder story and a trial, that will be the longest in Manitoba's history.  The facts are all there, but can Christine be found and her killer brought to justice?

 

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Podcasts I mention In this episode:

Nothing Ever Happens in Canada

This is a Canadian podcast, looking to explore the myths, legends and just good old tales Canada has to tell. 

Twitter @NothingCanada

Instagram nothingcanada

 

Fresh Hell Podcast

murder, mystery & the macabre

Instagram freshhellpodcast

Twitter @freshhellpod

Special mentions:

This most recent summer reading I recommend was: 

Ann Broklehurst’s DARK AMBITION:THE TWISTED PACT OF SERIAL KILLERS DELLEN MILLARD AND MARK SMICH.

Wealthy Dellen Millard “a young Canadian aviation heir charged with three murders--Tim Bosma, ex-girlfriend Laura Babcock, and his own father, Wayne Millard--in what appears to be thrill-seeking serial kills”.

You can buy it HERE or HERE , or wherever you buy books.

I post those on Instagram and Twitter each Wednesday, if you are looking for some Canadian true crime books this summer.

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Sources used in this chapter include:

Trials and Errors: The People vs Brian Gordon Jack

by John D. Montgomery (Author), Hon. Alfred M. Monnin (Introduction)

You can purchase this book HERE 

 

See www.writingaboutcrime.com for a full list of sources. 

14
Jan 2020

Introducing - Deadly Misadventures

Hosted by Justin from Generation Why and Tyler from The Minds of Madness.

Wondery’s newest podcast explores some of the most-terrifying, real-life stories of people who came face to face with death. The podcast series raises the question on whether our choices control our destiny or if it all comes down to luck? A roll of the dice. At the end of each episode, it will be up to you to decide.

To hear all Deadly Misadventures episodes, ad-free, exclusively on Wondery Plus just go to wondery.fm/deadly and subscribe today!

 
 
1
Dec 2019

Chapter 22 “Frosty” - The Mike Danton Story (Part 2)

Mike Danton puts his life back together after being released from prison.  Yet, he still claims that David Frost was not his intended target.  He adamantly insists that he had hired a hit man with his girlfriend Katie to kill his father Steve Jefferson.  Despite the fact that he has been estranged from his family for years, and there was no reason to think his father would be coming after him.  The clutches of his mentor David Frost are so powerful that Mike needed a way to claim his life back...but did he really order the hit on David Frost?  

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 This second episode did not have promo's, but we look forward to adding two more recommendations next week! 

Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Music In This Episode:

Purple Planet 

Music: https://www.purple-planet.com

Space Harmony/Biosphere/Possessed Doll/Deep Space Explorer/Slow Dissolve/Turning The Screw

Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Sources used in this chapter include:

 

The Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian Family By: Steve Simmons

See www.writingaboutcrime.com for full list of sources. 

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Dimmock G. I’m a hockey God: Dave Frost [Internet]. www.calgaryherald.com. [cited 2019 Nov 2]. Available from: http://www.calgaryherald.com/hockey+dave+frost/1013069/story.html
2.
CP24- Ex-NHLer Danton, convicted in plot to murder father, not Frost, gets full parole - CTV News, Shows and Sports -- Canadian Television [Internet]. 2010 [cited 2019 Nov 2]. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20101001004833/http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090911/090911_danton_parole?hub=CP24Sports
3.
The Bizarre World of Mike Danton [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2019 Nov 2]. Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20110906232709/http://artvoice.com/issues/v5n3/puck_stop/
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David Frost (sports agent). In: Wikipedia [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 2]. Available from: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=David_Frost_(sports_agent)&oldid=919247847
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(1) Sheldon Keefe Part 1 - YouTube [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 29]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R092qyjjFZ0
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(1) Steve Simmons, Tom Jefferson on “The Lost Dream” - YouTube [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 29]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzbiH0Zv_U
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Falling under the spell of Frost. [cited 2019 Nov 2]; Available from: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/incoming/falling-under-the-spell-of-frost/article1137161/
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Former hockey agent David Frost driven out of Kingston: Book | Toronto Sun [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://torontosun.com/2012/12/21/former-hockey-agent-david-frost-driven-out-of-kingston-book/wcm/de89c765-404d-4ace-b5bb-eed319cab0a9
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Keefe: Leafs’ win streak more about players’ emotions than new tactics - TSN.ca [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 29]. Available from: https://www.tsn.ca/keefe-leafs-win-streak-more-about-players-emotions-than-tactics-1.1405387
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Maple Leafs coach sees hockey culture shifting in a good way | The Star [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 29]. Available from: https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2019/11/29/maple-leafs-coach-sees-hockey-culture-shifting-in-a-good-way.html
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Mike Danton snapshots - YouTube [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1lkUyXloEQ
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Mike Danton, David Frost, And The Return Of The Unkillable Hockey Svengali [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://deadspin.com/mike-danton-david-frost-and-the-return-of-the-unkilla-5653026
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[MRG] Details on Danton-Frost to be revealed - RedFlagDeals.com Forums [Internet]. RedFlagDeals.com. [cited 2019 Nov 2]. Available from: http://forums.redflagdeals.com/mrg-details-danton-frost-revealed-224909/
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Rink rats on trial - Macleans.ca [Internet]. [cited 2019 Nov 20]. Available from: https://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/rink-rats-on-trial/
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19
Nov 2019

Chapter 21 - “Let It Stay Here”. The Mike Danton Story.

Dreaming of playing NHL hockey since he was a child, Mike Danton is raised under the wing of his hockey loving father and a new coach and mentor named David Frost that promises to make his dreams come true.  No matter what it takes.  So how does the talented player who has stints with the New Jersey Devils and the St. Louis Blues become convicted of attempted murder?  It is more tricky than you would ever imagine and hard to get to the bottom of when 

"What You See Here

What You Do Here

What You Hear Here

When You Leave Here

Let It Stay Here."...

 

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Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Sources used in this chapter include:

The Lost Dream: The Story Of Mike Danton David Frost And A Broken Canadian Family By: Steve Simmons

See www.writingaboutcrime.com for full list of sources. 

27
Oct 2019

Chapter 20 - Elizabeth Lafantaisie. “Mamere. Laugh Too Loud, Hug Too Hard.”

After Five years waiting for justice, the family and friends of Elizabeth Lafantaisie hear about the torture and brutal treatment of their beloved “memere”  before her death - and it’s intolerable pain all over again.  Autopsy photos and reports presented as evidence with grizzly details      that one can not shake off easily are presented. Nothing good can come of a case like this, yet Elizabeth Lafantaisie leaves behind her a large family and generations that remember fondly their “mamere” and we must too.

 

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You can also support the show on Patreon and I am so grateful for those contributions. 

 

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Murder in the Rain Podcast

A podcast centered around true crime in the Pacific Northwest

MurderintheRain.com 

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Apple for the Teacher 

True Crime in Schools

 

 

 

Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

Sources used in this article include:

 

The Killing of Kindness – The Elizabeth Lafantaisie Murder Investigation

THE POLICE INSIDER

News From Behind the Badge

 

The Murder of Elizabeth Lafantaisie

A family blog and memoriam.

Sexual assault of older women

Pollock, N.L. Annals of Sex Research (1988) 1: 523. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00854714

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00854714

Publisher Name

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Print ISSN

0843-4611

Online ISSN

1573-286X

 

The Sexual Assault of Older Women: Criminal Justice Responses in Canada

Isabel Grant and Janine Benedet, Professors, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia.

Citation: (2016) 62:1 McGill LJ 41

Référence : (2016) 62:1 RD McGill 41

*Links to all sources can be found at www.writingaboutcrime.com

Music in this episode includes:

Purple Planet Music - Biosphere

https://www.purple-planet.com/biosphere

 

17
Jun 2019

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

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 that had Canada reeling.  

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Evil Minds Podcast

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Mind of a Mass Murderer

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Mind of a Mass Murderer

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***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my logo.  You both are a treat.

.pdf. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.canlii.org/en/sk/skpc/doc/2019/2019skpc19/2019skpc19.pdf

Apr 04, J. Q. · C. N. · P., & April 5, 2019 1:59 PM CT | Last Updated: (2019, April 4). The 13 survivors of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Where are they now? | CBC News. CBC. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/13-survivors-humboldt-broncos-bus-crash-1.5082997

Apr 07, S. R. · C. N. · P., April 8, 2018 9:42 PM MT | Last Updated:, & 2018. (2018, April 8). Lethbridge hockey player’s organs to be donated after fatal Humboldt Broncos bus crash | CBC News. CBC. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/logan-boulet-humboldt-1.4610221

Apr 08, H. C. · C. N. · P. (n.d.). In the shadow of Humboldt: Manitoba family waits to hear fate of semi driver charged in daughter’s death | CBC News. CBC. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/manitoba-family-waits-truck-driver-charged-1.5083635

Apr 17, C. N. · P., & April 17, 2019 1:58 PM CT | Last Updated: (2019, April 17). Families slam fine, 1-year suspension for driver in Trans-Canada crash that killed young couple | CBC News. CBC. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/gurjant-singh-guilty-plea-fine-suspension-1.5101969

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Brother of injured Humboldt Broncos player involved in crash, hit by alleged drunk driver | Globalnews.ca. (2019, April 16). Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/5171953/brother-humboldt-bronco-car-crash/

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Thousands of Canadians share letter of support for unidentified truck driver after deadly Humboldt crash | Globalnews.ca. (2018, April 9). Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/4133118/humboldt-bus-crash-truck-driver-support-reddit/

Truck driver in Humboldt Broncos bus crash sentenced to 8 years in prison | Globalnews.ca. (2019, March 22). Retrieved from https://globalnews.ca/news/5083904/humboldt-broncos-bus-crash-truck-driver-sentencing/

Volunteers help Morgan Gobeil attend brother’s wedding | CTV News Saskatoon. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/volunteers-help-morgan-gobeil-attend-brother-s-wedding-1.4087845

White-Crummey, A., April 8, R. L.-P. U., & 2018. (2018, April 9). Humboldt Broncos bus crash: Father of player fought to help teammates | Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved from https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/hes-actually-a-miracle-father-of-broncos-player-fought-to-help-his-sons-teammates

4
Feb 2019

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

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 in devastating a chain of family and friends that leave you wondering where does the pain ever end.  In fact will it ever end?

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Voice Of The Victim

 

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Yes, I do have a Patreon account and I am so grateful for those contributions.  They keep the lights on and are very necessary, but it is not the only way to support the show.  Stop by the Facebook group and meet other listeners, like the facebook page both under Writing About Crime, send me a tweet I’m @CrimeWriterpod, or take a peek over at Instagram (writingaboutcrime).  I’m always so happy to see my listeners commenting. I also like to troll around at pet photos so don’t hold back on sharing those. It’s like a secret handshake, so I know you are a true listener. Ha ha.

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Another useful way you can engage is with your Reviews.

Reviews:

Thank you for reviewing:

Melwbaker - Great Britain.  Thank you for the kind words!

Jesscanne - US - I’m happy you are enjoying the show!

Abpfinance - Thank you for your generous comments.

I appreciate the time, and how it’s a bit of a hassle to leave those reviews and ratings so I want to remind everyone to contact me if you do.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram - the links are in the notes. I will send you a

small token of my appreciation.  I really do appreciate it, and it helps the show more than you can imagine.

Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my sad looking logo.  You both are a treat.

 

22
Jan 2019

Chapter 18 Part II - “I’m Going To Get A Bike From My Friend Sebastian.” Tina Fontaine.

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 listened to these wonderful Australians since the beginning, and for being such a lovely couple, they sure can creep you out.  I have mentioned this podcast in the past, but they are now a feature podcast on Himalaya so it’s really helpful if you head over to that app and give them a like and subscribe. A great app for listening to your favorite podcasts.  I use it and I love it.

M.A.U.L

36 Times

A podcast featuring all things criminally Canadian, as told by two ladies.

Join Lilly and Krista for a great listen.  I’ve been a fan for a long time so I hope you will give yourself a treat and subscribe to 36 Times.

36 Times

 

Ignorance Was Bliss

Kate is the host that helps me often to dig deep into the minds of personalities that I try to uncover.  You’ll remember her no doubt from the Barbara Stoppel episodes. All I can say about her podcast is...You really want to know.  

Ignorance Was Bliss

Patreon Supporters:

SARAH M - I’m so grateful.  It appears we both love the same podcasts, so I’m honored to see you signing up!  Thank you.

Mo - The host of Targeted:  True Crime Domestic Violence Podcast -  She is doing amazing things, and her first season of episodes is the vault of podcast gold.  Her second season is just getting better and better. It’s really generous of her to put her support out to us.  Thank you Mo.

ALEX K -  A beautiful soul from Australia.  She is one half of Mysteries and Urban Legends, and a very generous lady.  Thank you Alex!

 

 Reviews:

Thank you for reviewing:

Bridgettwinning-  USA  Thank you for your review!  And yes, Roseanne from Killafornia Dreaming has turned me onto many great podcasts...including hers...xo xo

Citrus Sunshine - USA I am so glad you are enjoying the cases.  Thank you for your comments.

Brucefluffytoes - Great Britain Thank you for the 5 stars.  I hope you are enjoying these Canadian cases as we move forward with more for you.

ReeseMalmgren - Indeed we did change the name of the podcast.  If you go back a few episodes I did one explaining why it was necessary.  I’m sorry you missed it, but I’m happy you are listening! I’ll take one star.  It’s important people are commenting and communicating so...that’s all good.

 

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If you want free stickers:

Rate and review Wining About Crime on iTunes and then, E-mail me at writingaboutcrime@writeme.com or on Facebook on the Wining About Crime page (give us a like if you wish) or in the Wining About Crime Facebook Group. (Join us over there as well if you would like to participate).

Special mentions:

***Thank you Tara And Barney of BLOODY MURDER PODCAST.  For providing the disclosure at the top of the show.  A special thank you to Barney for redesigning my sad looking logo.  You both are a treat.

1
Jan 2019

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

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 day bender in 2011 with his friends Nicholas Abraham and Jonathan Starr. They argued about money and Eugene was beaten many times over several hours. Eugene  was then dragged out to a shed - and in that cold fall night he was left there … tied up and without a shirt on. Her father's violent death deeply affected Tina. "She was very hurt, very lost.  That's when she drifted away." Said her great aunt.

 

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Recommended Podcasts:

Wives Tales

You can find them on I Tunes etc.

They dive into the extra dark and twisty tales of some great legends, folklore, myths, and any tales we find interesting with a mysterious twist.

Wives Tales

 

Moms and Murder

You can find them on iTunes etc.

Melissa and Mandy talk about the infamous and unfamiliar stories in the world of true crime.

Moms and Murder

Patreon Supporters:

Fiona O  - Thank you so much for your contribution.  Very much appreciated. I enjoyed your feedback, and am taking it to heart.  Thank you so much!

Kristi Lee - Canadian True Crime Podcast:  I’m such a fan of this wonderful Canadian podcast. She is also one of the iTunes best of 2018 creators.  So I hope everyone is listing in on her show.

Martini’s and the Macabre -   Hosted by Erica and Billy, covering morbid murders, mysteries, and mayhem. Every episode they build up a higher tolerance to booze and body bags.  I really enjoy these two, because they are the coolest couple to listen to. They are so funny and quick witted.

Minds Of MadnessAnother amazing Canadian Podcast.  The team on Minds is so committed and engaged with all of their listeners.  They feel like family and the episodes are artfully terrifying.

Tanya T - I’m so excited to have your support.  You have to be a guest on the show sometime, so you can flex those crime studies muscles for all of us!

 

iTunes Reviews:

Thank you for reviewing:

Celtic O'Donnell from Canada - Thank you for the encouragement.  More than once this listener has sent me a supportive comment that really keeps me going.  Thank you!

Tonya - G from USA - Again such nice comments.  I blushed when I read yours.  It was very generous.


If you want free stickers:Rate and review Wining About Crime on iTunes and then, E-mail me at writingaboutcrime@writeme.com or on Facebook on the Wining About Crime page (give us a like if you wish) or in the Wining About Crime Facebook Group. (Join us over there as well if you would like to participate).


Special mentions:

LouisMax5:  Thank you for sharing the pics of Max and Louie on Twitter and sending me the nice message.  I love tuxedo cats, and of course ginger cats...so it was a treat to see those two cuties….

8
Nov 2018

Bonus Episode -The Girls Are Gone

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 fathers attorney, and a writer for a Minnesota news centre that was reporting on the case during trial.)  have uncovered new details about the disappearance of Samantha and Gianna Rucki and the adults that worked together to hide the sisters and the truth from everyone. The conducted many interviews to gather the complete story - including members of the Rucki family, and that included the daughters Samantha and Gianna.  The book was released October 23rd for all of us to dig right in.  I hope you will enjoy our discussion.

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The Girls Are Gone Website

The Girls Are Gone is available for sale through the following retailers in both paperback and ebook.

Itasca Books

Amazon

Amazon Kindle

Apple Books

Barnes & Nobles

Barnes & Nobles Nook

IndieBooks

Kobo

 

 

22
Oct 2018

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

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

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9
Sep 2018

Bonus Episode - The Silk Stocking Murders

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 them…we discussed the case of Hugh Willliam Aexander Newell.

 

Kate is famous on IGNORANCE WAS BLISS

Minna is famous on TRUE CRIME FINLAND

 

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1
Sep 2018

Chapter 17 Part III “50 Shades Of Play”. Jian Ghomeshi

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 bring this case to court.