True Crime

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A Killer Among Them

In the spring of 2022, four women went missing within the same few blocks in downtown Winnipeg. This spring, the man accused of their murders will go on trial. So will the city they all called home.

The False Prophet of Edmonton

In a suburban industrial park, John de Ruiter built up a spiritual movement, mashing up Christian theology and New Age mysticism. Today, eight former followers claim he brainwashed them into sex. The case against him will test the boundaries of consent.

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A bookkeeper stole $7.6 million from her employer. How did no one notice?

She had her boss’s unquestioning trust—even as she pilfered millions from the Halifax real estate empire she helped him build 

Ashley Wadsworth and Jack Sepple

The Murder of Ashley Wadsworth

A B.C. teenager spent years building an online romance with a young Englishman. Months after they met in person, he killed her—and then her family learned of his dark past. Why did no one stop him?

The Grifter Guardian

Kelowna social worker Robert Riley Saunders faked his credentials, charmed his bosses and stole nearly half a million dollars earmarked for the vulnerable kids in his care

How fraud artists are exploiting Canada’s international education boom

When a private, fly-by-night college owned by a scandal-plagued Montreal family imploded, so did the dreams of hundreds of international students

The Harder They Fall: Inside Canada’s gymnastics abuse scandal

Dave and Elizabeth Brubaker became top Canadian gymnastics coaches by pushing young girls to their limit. Their former
athletes say the tough training was a cover for abuse.

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An Act of Evil

The Afzaal family were taking an evening walk in London, Ontario, when a truck struck and killed them. This is the untold story of Nathaniel Veltman, the small-town factory worker accused of their murders.

My father was a criminal. Here’s how I found out.

My dad worked as a furniture salesman and drove a Rolls-Royce. It was only after his death that I learned about his secret past.

The hunt for B.C.’s most notorious fisherman

Scott Steer made a career flouting Canada’s commercial fishing laws and the officers who enforce them. One dreary night in Vancouver, it all caught up to him.

Carol and George with baby Jeff in 1951 (Courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada)

‘I think that my father murdered my mother.’

Jeff Blackstock unravels the story of his mother’s death in the 1950s and lays it in the hands of his father, who at the time was a Canadian diplomat

Why the long-ago murders of two tycoons in Canada haunt us still

Unlike good crime fiction, true crime stories are often more lurid, and document shoddy police work