Betty Osborne Part 2



Welcome to the left behind podcast. This podcast focuses on the missing and murdered in Canada. Today, I will be discussing the evidence of all four persons involved in the murder of Helen Betty Osborne. Those involved were Dwayne Archie Johnston, James Robert Paul Houghton, Lee Scott Colgan and Norman Bernard Manger, four young, Caucasian men from The Pas, MB. It was not until Constable Rob Urbanoski took over the investigation and placed an ad in the local newspaper asking for witnesses to come forward 16 years later that those involved were brought to justice., I will also be talking about the community of the The Pas, MB, including its police force, residents both Indigenous and non-indigenous person, and finally The aftermath of Betty Osbournes’ murder. If you have not checked out Part One of podcast about Helen Betty Osborne, I encourage you to do so.

 


Betty Osbourne



 

Helen Betty Osborne, or Betty to her friends and family was abducted and brutally murdered near The Pas, Manitoba, early in the morning of November 13, 1971. The high school student, originally from the Norway House Indian Reserve, was 19 years old when she was killed.

The Four Persons involved in her murder would discuss her case with anyone who asked including the police. For 16 years, her family was denied justice. Even then, one person was convicted, one was acquitted, one received immunity, and the other was not charged.

This is Part 1 of the Murder of Betty Osbourne.


Sylvia & Amber Guiboche



Two cousins went missing seven years apart. One was a nearly the end of her pregnancy, but the media was not alerted for 3 months. The other cousin was last seen leaving a friend’s home.

If anyone has any information about the disappearance of Sylvia or Amber Guiboche, please contact Project Devote 1-888-673-3316

If anyone has any information about a missing or murdered indigenous person, please contact your local police or RCMP detachment.

Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS

To reach the National Inquiry by phone, please call the toll-free line at 1-844-348-4119

If you or your family has been affected by this, and need resources, please contact Crisis Line 1-844-413-6649 A national, toll-free crisis call line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. This line is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To donate to Drag the Red – https://www.gofundme.com/qfggaa94

 

MMIWG-Primer



The RCMP acknowledged in 2014 that there have been nearly 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women between 1980 and 2012. Indigenous women’s groups, state the number of missing and murdered to be over 4,000. The confusion about the numbers has to do with the under-reporting of violence against Indigenous women and girls As of the 2016 census, Aboriginal peoples in Canada totaled 4.9% of the national population, In the province is Saskatchewan – the only province to have  reviewed its missing persons files for cases involving indigenous women – indigenous women were found to have made up 6% of the province’s population, and 60% of the province’s missing women cases. This episode will be a primer for future missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada.

The CBC News database, http://www.cbc.ca/missingandmurdered/

If anyone has any information about a missing or murdered indigenous person, please contact your local police,RCMP detachment, or Crime Stoppers, 800-222-TIPS, or 800-222-84771

To reach the National Inquiry by phone, please call the toll-free line at 1-844-348-4119

If you or your family has been affected by this, and need resources, please contact Crisis Line 1-844-413-6649 A national, toll-free crisis call line is available to provide support for anyone who requires assistance. This line is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 


Halifax Explosion



Halifax was devastated on 6 December 1917 when two ships collided in the city’s harbour, one of them a munitions ship loaded with explosives bound for the battlefields of the First World War. What followed was one of the largest human-made explosions prior to the detonation of the first atomic bombs in 1945. The north end of Halifax was wiped out by the blast and subsequent tsunami. Nearly 2,000 people died, another 9,000 were maimed or blinded, and more than 25,000 were left without adequate shelter.

http://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/halifaxexplosion/

https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw-FbwmzPKo

https://www.nimbus.ca/store/breaking-disaster.html


Karissa Boudreau



A mother reports that her 12 year daughter ran away in a snow storm. After a 14 day search, the daughter is found is a snowbank dead. At first glance, she appears to have been sexually assaulted. However something more sinister occurred. One off hand comment by someone close to her turns a peaceful town on its head.