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  • The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr. | Debra Komar

    The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin Jr.

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    • By Debra Komar
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    Just after midnight on April 21, 1842, John McLoughlin, Jr. - the chief trader for the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort Stikine, in the northwest corner of the territory that would later become British Columbia - was shot to death by his own men. They claimed it was an act of self-defence, their only means of stopping the violent rampage of their drunk and abusive leader. Sir George Simpson, the HBC's Overseas Governor, took the men of Stikine at their word, and the Company closed the book on the matter.

  • The Ballad of Jacob Peck | Debra Komar

    The Ballad of Jacob Peck

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    • By Debra Komar
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    On a frigid February evening in 1805, Amos Babcock brutally murdered Mercy Hall. Believing that he was being instructed by God, Babcock stabbed and disemboweled his own sister before dumping her lifeless body in a rural New Brunswick snowbank. This is the tragic and fascinating story of how isolation, duplicity, and religious mania turned impoverished, hardworking people violent, leading to a murder and an execution.

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