The Mystery of Mrs. Pengelly

On the morning of September 16, 1928, Fred D. Ross, a farmer near Lockwood, Saskatchewan, woke up to things feeling a bit strange. It was 10:30 a.m. and even though it was a Sunday, he was still a little surprised to see that no one was about. He got up and made himself some breakfast,Continue reading “The Mystery of Mrs. Pengelly”

The Brutal Murder of Florence Beatty

On September 3, 1918, Edward Beatty took his smallest son and went to Yorkton, leaving his wife, Florence, their 12-year-old daughter, Thelma, and their two other sons, Ronald and Tyrel, at home in the Beaver Hills Forest Reserve, 22 miles from the village of Theodore. Edward was a fire ranger in charge of the BeaverContinue reading “The Brutal Murder of Florence Beatty”

The Bath Tub Murders

Did you know that there’s a Saskatchewan connection to the infamous Bath Tub Murders of 1912-1915? I was browsing the newspaper archives the other day, came across an article and then of course had to tell you about it. George Joseph Smith was a serial killer and bigamist born in Bethnal Green, London in 1872.Continue reading “The Bath Tub Murders”