B.C. crime stories
Rene Castellani was riding high as CKNW's Dizzy Dialer in 1965. But he wanted out of his marriage. And poison seemed like the best way.
That's what they called Eddie Haymour in the Okanagan, as he ranted about a government conspiracy to kill his dream of a Mideast-themed amusement park on Rattlesnake Island. But he was right.
The Indian Problem
‘Namgis Chief Dan Cranmer's lavish 1921 potlatch on Village Island attracted the attention of government agents determined to erase aboriginal culture.
The Big Con
Everything about Ian Thow was big - including the lies that cost investors more than $40 million.
Women We Killed
Marnie Frey, Robert Pickton and our indifference to the fate of the women he murdered. This story should break your heart.
George Booth was odd. But no one expected that in less than an hour he kill three young Mounties on a Kamloops hillside 1962.
The plot to kidnap Jimmy Pattison's daughter was inept, the kidnappers were clowns. That made it even more dangerous.
Hockey On Trial
When Boston Bruin Marty McSorely slashed Canuck Donald Brashear in the head in front of 14,000 witnesses, hockey's code of violence went in trial.
Sex on Camera
A Socred cabinet minister, an escort, a scandal.
Bill Miner was the last of an outlaw breed, a gentleman and a train robber.
Stephen Reid, the celebrity bank robber, built a new life as a writer, teacher, husband and father. But the demons were waiting.
Those McLean Boys
Frank and Jesse James had nothing on these Kamloops outlaws.
Marguerite Telesford went for a run in her quiet Victoria neighbourhood and disappeared. It was a mystery - until prisoners turned on one of their own.
Murder at Sea
Drugs and sex. Death in a cruise ship penthouse. Mysterious changes to a will. Odd characters. And money - lots of money.
A boy snatched from his bedroom, a kidnapper who was a victim too.
They hung Klatsassin as a murderer. Today, he looks a like man defending his nation.
The Rockefeller Con
British Columbia had never seen a conman like Christopher Rocancourt, with his crazy claims of riches and celebrity. If the people he swindled couldn’t see that he was lying, he said, they deserved to lose their money.
Ryan Aldridge killed her husband, shattered her children's lives. But Katy Hutchison reached out to him.
Whose Body is This?
Sue Rodriguez and the right to die.
Smugglers and Death
Sending native constables to confront white smugglers in 1864 could only end badly.
Stealing the World
How Gilbert Bland - nondescript as his name - walked away with rare maps from UBC and the BC Archives.
Roy Spencer was mad when the CBC didn't broadcast his boy's big chance on Hockey Night in Canada. Then he was dead.
Mayday, mayday, mayday
Flight 21 was on a routine trip from Vancouver to Prince George when the bomb went off. Almost 50 years later, the crime remains unsolved.
A few hundred Chinese migrants arrived in rusty boats in the summer of 1999. And things got ugly.
The Squamish Five were B.C.'s own self-styled, if inept, urban guerrillas.
Bomb on a Train
It was 1924. The Kettle Valley train rolled through the night. Until a bomb blast ripped apart the coach and killed Doukhobor leader Peter Verigin and seven other people.
Escape to the Wild
A brawl, two murders and Gunanoot's 13 years as a fugitive in the wilderness.
Terror in the Sky
Air India. Terrorism and mass murder come to Canada. And Canada is not ready.
Vancouver was a wide-open town in 1947. New police chief Walter Mulligan was supposed to change that. He didn't.
The Fallen Bishop
Hubert O'Connor. the nightmare of residential schools and the failure of the justice system.
Saving the Children
One summer day in the Okanagan. And a bloody trail that left six dead.
Class, race and murder in Jazz-Age Vancouver.
Welcome to Canada
Robert Dziekanski's death on the floor of Vancouver's airport changed the way Canadians see the RCMP.
Juror heart Gangster
The Gillian Guess show.
The Good Boy Killers
Nice boys from good Victoria homes - and cold-blooded killers who executed the ringleader's mother and grandmother.
Martyr or Myth?
Ginger Goodwin and the government agent who shot him
Jean Ann James got away with slitting the throat of her rival for almost 20 years. Then the Cold Case squad brought out Mr. Big.
Last Man Hanged
Leo Mantha went to the gallows in 1959 for killing his lover - and because he was gay.