10 – The Necessaries of Life

admin/ June 17, 2018

Canada has an alarmingly low vaccination rate–an estimated 85%, which is below the threshold for herd immunity. Only two provinces require children to be vaccinated before they enter school, but parents can opt-out for…reasons. Part and parcel of the anti-vaxxer philosophy is a preference

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TTCFF Panel: Why Do Women Love True Crime?

admin/ June 15, 2018

The first Toronto True Crime Film Festival took place on June 8 and 9, 2018, at the Royal Theatre. On the morning of June 9, a series of talks were held at the Monarch Tavern, a short walk from the Royal. The first panel

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9 – How Could You Mrs Dick?

admin/ June 6, 2018

The torso murder captured the attention of Canadians in general and Hamiltonians in particular after a “headless” pig was found by a group of kids playing in the woods. The police investigation would lead to a bloody car, a basement full of cash, and

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8 – One at a Time, Please

admin/ June 1, 2018

Bountiful, BC, doesn’t exist on any map but it’s a place well-known to Canadians and Americans who practice plural marriage. Polygamy is illegal in Canada, and the law was recently upheld in court, after two men from Bountiful were charged and found guilty of

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7 – La Guerre des motards

admin/ April 24, 2018

In 1994 violence exploded in Quebec as the Hells Angels and Rock Machine went to war. The rival outlaw motorcycle clubs were fighting over the drug trade, and while a lot of bikers died, so too did innocent bystanders. Rachel bookends the biker war

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6 – The Flying Bandit(s)

admin/ March 26, 2018

Ken Leishman and Gilbert Galvan were two very different men, but they both had a taste for fine living, and they took to robbing banks in order to finance their lifestyles. Not together, mind you. Leishman was active in the 1950s and ’60s, Galvan

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5 – The Ant Hill Kids

admin/ February 22, 2018

Not many people are familiar with the Ant Hill Kids and the awful abuses they suffered at the hands of their charismatic leader, Roch Theriault. Prepare to be thoroughly disturbed as Shelley and Rachel delve into what is possibly the most violent cult in

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4 – Holly Jones

admin/ February 10, 2018

It’s about a seven-minute walk between Holly Jones’ house and her friend Claudia’s. Sometime in those seven minutes, Holly disappeared. The morning after her disappearance, a man on the Toronto Islands made a grisly discovery. So begins the tragic tale of 10 year-old Holly

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3 – Canada’s “Worst Serial Killer”

admin/ January 26, 2018

Rachel drops a bomb on Shelley when she tells her Michael Wayne McGray was born in Collingwood, ON. McGray first started killing in his teens and never really stopped. After he was arrested for the murders of Joan Hicks and her daughter, Nena, McGray

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2 – A Weird Guy

admin/ December 18, 2017

Shelley and Rachel are joined by criminal defense council Jacob Stilman to discuss the “compendium of official error” that is the multiple prosecutions of Guy Paul Morin. Guy was tried twice for the rape and murder of Christine Jessop, and ultimately found guilty. But

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