The Unfortunate End of Peter Daday

Picture if you will, a seventeen-year-old girl named Julia Wochuko (also saw it spelled Wockuko), living in the Wishart district of Saskatchewan in 1931. She’s young, she’s beautiful, and she’s having problems with her dad. Arguments, that sort of thing. What she really needs is to get away from him and assert her independence. ButContinue reading “The Unfortunate End of Peter Daday”

Murder at Lake Athabasca

If you go to the very North Westernly corner of Saskatchewan, you will find Lake Athabasca. It’s the largest and deepest lake in both Saskatchewan and Alberta (the lake sits directly on the border between the two provinces), and in 1935, it was the site of a grisly murder. Experienced trapper, John Harms, decided thatContinue reading “Murder at Lake Athabasca”

The Book I’m Currently Obsessed With

We’re taking a brief break from historical murders this week so I can fangirl over my new favourite novel in another installment of: The Book I’m Currently Obsessed With. (You can read the previous installment here.) I know you’re dying to know what it is and I’m dying to tell you, so let’s get rightContinue reading “The Book I’m Currently Obsessed With”

The Murder of Herbert Schill

It was a routine Sunday for Herbert Schill on October 16, 1938 in Lebret, Saskatchewan. First church, then lunch with a friend before returning home to his farm where his wife and family waited. In the evening, he changed out of his church clothes and went out to the barn with their farmhand, Stanley Illerbrun,Continue reading “The Murder of Herbert Schill”

Attempted Bunnicide

Or, How I Got Bitten A Lot By A Neighbourhood Cat About a month ago we bought an outdoor rabbit hutch. Yes, I have a rabbit. I don’t mention him often because he’s not very interesting. Widget (that’s his name) is eight years old. Yeah, remember that when your kid asks for one. Also theyContinue reading “Attempted Bunnicide”