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‘Hunky Bill’ Konyk, legendary PNE perogy master, dies at 88

By | August 14, 2019

Bill Konyk, the beloved, perogy-dealing fixture of the Pacific National Exhibition, has died aged 88. Better known as “Hunky Bill,” Konyk dished out his trademark Ukrainian-style perogies from his station at the exhibition in Vancouver’s Hastings Park for 52 years. The PNE confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday. “It is with incredible sadness that the Pacific National Exhibition… Read More »

North Ender ‘Hunky Bill’ Konyk, legendary perogy master, dies at 88

By | August 14, 2019

Bill Konyk, the beloved, perogy-dealing fixture of the Pacific National Exhibition, has died aged 88. Better known as “Hunky Bill,” Konyk dished out his trademark Ukrainian-style perogies from his station at the exhibition in Vancouver’s Hastings Park for 52 years. The PNE confirmed his death in a statement on Wednesday. “It is with incredible sadness that the Pacific National Exhibition… Read More »

Behavioural analysis can help answer the ‘why’ in B.C. murders, expert says

By | August 13, 2019

A criminal profiler says investigators should find clues about why two men might have killed three people in northern British Columbia and whether there was a leader and a follower. Jim Van Allen, a former manager of the Ontario Provincial Police criminal profiling unit who has studied 835 homicides, said evidence can determine what happened in most cases.… Read More »

RCMP say B.C. fugitives died in what appears to be suicides by gunfire

By | August 12, 2019

RCMP confirmed Monday the two bodies found in northern Manitoba last week are those of homicide suspects, Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, and said the two died in what appears to be suicides by gunfire. The bodies were found Wednesday, ending a 13-day cross-country search for the two men from Port Alberni, B.C.  Mounties had expressed confidence that the bodies belong to the men, but officers were… Read More »

With suspects believed dead, answers about B.C. homicides may be hard to find

By | August 9, 2019

The deaths of Chynna Deese, Lucas Fowler and Leonard Dyck sparked two weeks of police investigation, intense public focus and suspense in the search for suspects Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky. With their reported deaths Wednesday in northern Manitoba, people in the communities where the two fugitives were spotted while at large may feel relieved. Their deaths may bring closure for some, but answers to the many questions about the case… Read More »

Family, communities react as hunt for B.C. suspects comes to an end

By | August 7, 2019

The mother of Chynna Deese says she is “speechless” after hearing that two bodies found near Gillam, Manitoba, on Wednesday are likely those of the men suspected in her daughter’s slaying. Sheila Deese reacted with the single word when contacted by CBC News after the Manitoba RCMP announced that the nationwide hunt for fugitives Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky had come to… Read More »

‘We always love you’: Funeral held in Australia for B.C. murder victim Lucas Fowler

By | August 1, 2019

Lucas Fowler turned dreams of travel into reality and lived a life “many of us envied,” his father said at his funeral service in Sydney, Australia, on Friday. In his eulogy, Stephen Fowler said his 23-year-old son learned to love camping from a young age and was excited to embark on his latest adventure in B.C. with Chynna Deese,… Read More »

Chynna Deese’s brother asks ‘entire country of Canada’ to help catch suspects

By | August 1, 2019

British Deese takes long pauses as he speaks, grasping for the right words to describe life since his 24-year-old sister, Chynna Deese, was found dead on an isolated stretch of highway in northern B.C. “Right now, we’re just paralyzed. So I can’t tell you when or what the next step is, or what even tomorrow looks like,” the 27-year-old said over the… Read More »

Chynna Deese’s brother asks ‘entire country of Canada’ to help bring suspects in as family mourns

By | August 1, 2019

British Deese takes long pauses as he speaks, grasping for the right words to describe life since his 24-year-old sister, Chynna Deese, was found dead on an isolated stretch of highway in northern B.C. “Right now, we’re just paralyzed. So I can’t tell you when or what the next step is, or what even tomorrow looks like,” the 27-year-old says over the… Read More »

Transfixed by tragedy: mystery of alleged ‘team killers’ captures world’s attention

By | July 27, 2019

Surveillance cameras hang from the rafters of gas stations and convenience stores in the smallest Canadian communities. They’re in place to catch thieves. But mostly, they observe Canadians at life’s in-between moments: fuelling a truck, checking a cellphone message, buying a lottery ticket. Last week, cameras in a pair of northern towns thousands of kilometres apart recorded two chapters… Read More »