Revisiting Canada's Largest Manhunt
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
2w ago
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES AND YUKON |  A six week manhunt for a mysterious fugitive who seemed to have superhuman abilities, set against the icy backdrop of the Arctic North in winter. The remarkable search party included RCMP, Indigenous trackers, fur trappers, and even legendary WWI pilot Captain Wop May. Please note: this is a re-mastered and updated re-release of a previous episode. Canadian True Crime will be back with a new episode February 15. Thanks so much for your ongoing support and patience! :) Correction note: although original sources name Gwich'in Special Constable as ..read more
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127 The Maple Syrup Heist of 2011
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
1M ago
Quebec This is the story of Canada’s most valuable theft—perhaps the most Canadian crime ever committed. It was July of 2011, and Avik Caron had a kind of nervous excitement. An opportunity had fallen into his lap to stick it to the “Maple Syrup Mafia” – and, of course, line his pockets with cash as he did so. The problem was, he didn't quite know how to do it. But with Maple Syrup worth over ten times more per barrel than crude oil, what did he have to lose? More information: Winnipeg serial killer targeting Indigenous women 3 First Nations women, 1 unidentified woman were victims of allege ..read more
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126 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 5
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
2M ago
Content warning: graphic details of sexual violence [Part 5 of 5] This final part of the series wraps up the 2022 trial of Jacob Hoggard, exploring how the jury may have arrived at that split verdict and the new information that came out at sentencing. We'll circle back to tie up some loose ends, including the intended testimony from one particular witness who was excluded from the trial, and lastly.... that mysterious 2005 incident at The Embassy Hotel in London Ontario.  If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence or abuse, you are not alone. Resources for Sexual Violenc ..read more
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125 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 4
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
2M ago
Content warning: This episode includes graphic details of alleged sexual assault specifically involving a minor. [Part 4 of 5] The May 2022 trial of Jacob Hoggard continues, with testimony from complainant “Emma”, Jacob Hoggard himself, and the jury's verdict.  Resources for Sexual Violence and Abuse: REES Community Ending Violence Canada  More information: Court documents Court reporting of Alyshah Hasham for the Toronto Star Live tweets from Sean O'Shea for Global News Dispelling the myths about sexual assault | Ontario.ca Reporting by Judy Trinh: New Kirkland Lake complainant ..read more
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124 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 3
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
3M ago
Content warning: This episode includes graphic details of alleged sexual assault specifically involving a minor. [Part 3 of 5] The trial of Jacob Hoggard started in May of 2022. The first complainant to testify would be the underage complainant who was only 15 and 16 years old at the time of her encounters with Hoggard.  More information: Court reporting of Alyshah Hasham for the Toronto Star Dispelling the myths about sexual assault | Ontario.ca Putting Trials on Trial: Sexual Assault and the Failure of the Legal Profession: Craig, Elaine: 9780773552777: Books - Amazon.ca Navigating Mu ..read more
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123 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 2
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
3M ago
[ Part 2 of 5 ] CONTENT WARNING: Graphic details of violent sexual assault and allegations involving a minor. After the allegations of Jacob Hoggard’s inappropriate behaviour with fans surfaced on social media, a survivor finds the courage to come forward and detail her own violent experience with the Hedley frontman. And she isn’t alone for long. More information: "Emma's" story: 'I said stop': Ottawa woman accuses Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of rape by Judy Trinh "Jessica's" story: Woman accuses Hedley singer Jacob Hoggard of ignoring her ground rules during sex by Judy Trinh Resources f ..read more
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Cold Season 3: The Search for Sheree
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
3M ago
Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there.   When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfrie ..read more
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122 The Rise and Fall of Hedley's Jacob Hoggard—Part 1
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
3M ago
[Part 1 of 5] CONTENT WARNING: Graphic details of violent sexual assault and allegations involving a minor. FROM CANADIAN IDOL TO CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER As frontman for the pop-rock band Hedley, Jacob Hoggard was known for pushing boundaries—both on and off the stage. By 2022 he would also be known as one of Canada's most notorious sex offenders. How did his behaviour go unchecked for so long? This series explores how the rise and downfall of Jacob Hoggard in the era of #metoo, and how myths around consent, rape and groupie culture continue to dominate the social discourse... and our criminal ..read more
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121 The Murder of Robert LeVoir
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
4M ago
FORT McMURRAY | In 2002, the family of 25-year-old DJ Robert LeVoir reported him missing after they hadn't heard from him for two weeks. But the RCMP didn't seem to be doing much to help—in fact they didn't publicly announce Robert's disappearance for 8 months. Understandably frustrated by the lack of progress, his family had no way of knowing that an elaborate plan to discover what had happened to Robert was already being set in motion behind closed doors.  AD-FREE episodes are available via our Premium Feeds Sign up via Apple Podcasts, Patreon or Supercast Credits: Research and w ..read more
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Major Case Updates and Feedback 2022—Part 2
Canadian True Crime
by Kristi Lee
4M ago
[Part 2 of 2] Cases that have had notable or major updates. Approximate timestamps: 1:00 The Johnson Bentley Family Murders 5:30 The Abbotsford Killer 9:00 The Murder of Jagtar Gill 15:00 Lush & Whiteway Families 20:00 The Renfrew County Murders - 2022 Inquiry 28:00 The Brentwood Five 36:00 The Death of Ezekiel Stephan AD-FREE episodes are available via our Premium Feeds Sign up via Apple Podcasts, Patreon or Supercast Credits: Research: Enya Best Narration, writing: Kristi Lee Audio editing and production: We Talk of Dreams Theme song and stingers: We Talk of Dreams Disclaimer voiced b ..read more
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