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Case 11 - The Public Enemy, Part One: The Port Credit Hold-Up

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

 

In today’s case, we investigate two separate crimes, in two different places, under seemingly unrelated circumstances.

 

What does a small town bank robbery in Port Credit and a big city Gangland murder in the heart of Toronto have in common?  The lowest common denominator: a lone figure, poised to ascend the ladder to the top of Toronto’s criminal underworld. Let us introduce you, dear listener, to Mickey McDonald, the mad dog of Jarvis Street.

 

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential.

 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.

Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.

An adaptation of this story by James Walker first appeared in the Heritage News.

Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

 

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

 

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

 

 

Music Credits:

“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Case 10 - Sudden Fear: Service Station Stick-Up

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

In today’s case, we meet a family new to Mississauga. The Lammerse family moved to Canada from Holland, by way of Detroit, in search of a better life. But what they really found was a land struck by the growing pains of its youth. Big city crime was creeping out to the once pastoral landscapes beyond Toronto’s densely built borders. The everyday turmoil of the depression pushed people to their limits, and left another hopeful immigrant family in the crossfire. Even in the quiet village of Britannia, at the heart of Toronto Township, there is no reprieve from the cruelties of crime.

So, what happens when a masked gunman brutally tears apart a family? Tragedy and question marks.

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential. 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.
Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.
Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.
An adaptation of this story by James Walker first appeared in the Heritage News.
Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

Audio clip from the “Gang Busters” radio drama from archive.org. While Gerritt and Tuena Lammerse were listening to “Gang Busters” on the night of the crime described in this video, the episode that aired on April 6, 1938, is currently not available. A clip from a different episode was substituted and can be heard in this episode.

Music Credits:
“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Indigenous Conversations: Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls with Diane Smoke-Thomas

Please join us for our final webinar in the series as Diane Smoke-Thomas delivers this important presentation to our communities to educate, advocate, and to raise awareness for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

In September of 2016, the Canadian Government launched the National Public Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Over 2300 people participated in some way in the inquiry, that identified the lost of over 1000 Women and Girls over a 30 year period. 

At Six Nations an art installation was organized titled “Walking With Our Sisters” which brought attention to the issue. Over 1800 Moccasin vamps were created to recognize those lost. The installation opened at the Gathering Place by the Grand in Ohsweken and is now travelling across Canada. Diane participated in this exhibition and tells her personal journey through the emotional experience.

Diane Smoke Thomas is Anishinabe of the Bear Clan from the Mississauga Nation. She was raised on the teachings of the ancestors and has practiced the traditional way of life in both her professional career and personal life. She is a strong advocate for cultural based teachings and is commissioned to create traditional regalia and items for special occasions using her own artistic designs.

 Diane serves as Director and Chair of the Dibaajimowin Cultural Centre and makes her home near the Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation.

We encourage you to engage in the conversation and to feel free to ask questions during the Q&A session after the presentation.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series.

For more information on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls please visit:
https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/

For support:

Please visit the Government of Canada Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Page for information on aftercare, community gatherings or if you are a Party With Standing. 
Contact number: 613-957-5153

An independent, national, toll-free support 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.
Support Line 1-844-413-6649

Family Information Liaison Units (FILU)
If you have questions about your missing and murdered loved ones, FILU members work directly with families to gather information from government services and agencies, such as child protection, polices services and coroner’s offices, to address outstanding questions about the loss of their loved ones. For more information about the services they offer or to find a contact near you, visit the FILU webpage on the Department of Justice website.
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#MMIWG #IndigenousHeritage #Indigenous

Indigenous Conversations: Exploring Ancestral Harvesting Practices with Kim Wheatley

Join Kim Wheatley, Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant, in honoring the process of ancestral harvesting practices through images, stories and traditional teachings based on Anishinaabe Ways of Knowing. She will share experiences based on the 1 year immersion project she has created and is currently immersed within while expanding on relationships to the lands and waters she calls home!

Traditional Anishinaabe Grandmother Kim Wheatley is Turtle and Bear Clan from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve who carries the Spirit Name Shkoden Neegaan Waawaaskonen (Head or Leader of the Fireflower). She is a multi award winning speaker and published author who has presented locally, nationally and internationally, while also having appeared on television, radio, in books and in many news articles. 

Kim currently provides Indigenous consultations, continues to organize events, writes for a local newspaper and is working on a new book.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet today is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize the importance of this land and pay our respects to the Anishinaabe and other First Nations, Métis and Inuit past, present and future.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series. 

Indigenous Conversations: The Sacred Medicines with Kim Muskratt

Join us for our second webinar in Heritage Mississauga's Indigenous Conversations webinar series, Indigenous Conversations: The Sacred Medicines with Kim Muskratt.

Kim’s knowledge is passed on through traditional teachings from her grandparents and elders as well as other knowledge keepers who also share a passion for traditional plants and medicines and their uses. She often sits in the woods and asks the Creator to show her which medicines will help her people. 

Through ceremonies she was told she was born to be a helper and a medicine woman like her Great Grandmother who assisted as a midwife to preparing community members for their spirit trip to the other side as well as bringing many children into the world in her community and other surrounding communities. As a child Kim helped her Nokomis harvest and gather medicines for her people, she was told as a young girl that this is what she is here for to carry on these traditions and knowledge. Kim’s Mishsomis was an Hereditary chief for Hiawatha for many years.

Kim Muskratt is a member of Hiawatha First Nation, Mississauga’s of Rice Lake. She sits with the Turtle Clan and is a life giver, water walker, medicine Kwe, Pipe Carrier, Knowledge Keeper, Story Teller and Grandmother. As a knowledge keeper she has dedicated her life to learning and passing her teachings and experiences on to the youth. Her traditional name is Waaseya Kwe which translated means Bright Light Woman which she is proud of the strength that is carried with this name. Waaseya Kwe travels along the red road living Mino Bimaadiziwin (the good life) and she continues to learn more about our Sacred Medicines and healing powers they bring while following in the same path as her ningichi-ookomis lived.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet today is part of the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We recognize the importance of this land and pay our respects to the Anishinaabe and other First Nations, Métis and Inuit past, present and future.

Heritage Mississauga would like to thank The Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their financial support to help us bring Indigenous Conversations to a wider community through this webinar series. 

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Note:
This episode discusses the scared medicines but does not replace the advice or treatments from your medical professionals. Please consult your doctor to ensure these scared medicines are safe for you.

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Mississauga Confidential - West End Blues: Clarkson’s Den of Crime

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

Today's case details the sordid history of the Mississauga stretch of Lakeshore Road. All along the highway, seedy roadhouses sprung up to meet the needs of weary travellers. Behind the respectable facade of dining and dancing hid a thriving black market of illicit booze and gambling. Gangsters were drawn to the rowdy roadhouses like bees to honey, and Clarkson’s Chicory Inn was the destination de jour for the top tier of Toronto Gangland’s malefactors. Headlining were Toronto Gangland heavyweights Big Bill Cook and the notorious Campbell Brothers—Oscar and Melville Campbell. When these title champions went head-to-head, sparks and bullets flew.

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential.

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.

Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Research by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

Music Credits:

“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Case 08 - The Desperate Hours: Manhunt for a Cop Killer.

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

 

Today's case is a crime of desperate impulse. A young man, on the wrong side of the law, is confronted by his transgressions, and lashes out.  His violent reaction would ignite the largest manhunt in the area’s history, and pit him against every police officer from Toronto to Oakville. 

 

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential. Season 2, Episode 08. The Desperate Hours: Manhunt for a Cop Killer.

 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.

Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.

An adaptation of this story by James Walker first appeared in the Heritage News.

Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

 

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

 

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on youtube, instagram and twitter.

 

Music Credits:

“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Mississauga Confidential: Case 07 - Dead End: The Philip Rumbold Mystery

Welcome, dear listeners, to another tale of murder, scandal, and crime from Mississauga’s darker side.

 

Today's case examines a man living a double life. On the surface, Philip C. Rumbold was a wealthy, respected real estate magnate from Tonawanda, New York. What lay beneath the surface was a dark secret that may have gotten him killed.

 

On July 22nd, 1930, on a lonely road in Port Credit, Rumbold was found brutally murdered in his car. Was the crime a random act of violence against an innocent man? Or had Rumbold's dark past finally caught up with him?

 

Philip Rumbold's mysterious murder was one of the first major crimes in a decade of vice, murder and gangsters, tangled in an intricate web of crime: welcome to Mississauga's dirty thirties.

 

From the case files of Heritage Mississauga, this is Mississauga Confidential.

 

“Mississauga Confidential, A True Crime Podcast” is a Heritage Bytes podcast produced by Heritage Mississauga.

Written by Bryan Ho and Nicole Mair.

Research by Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Matthew Wilkinson.

An adaptation of this story by Kayla Demers first appeared in the Heritage News.

Video Production Team: Bryan Ho, Nicole Mair and Ryan Parks.

 

Mississauga Confidential is a Heritage Mississauga production.  Heritage Mississauga is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to researching, recording and celebrating the history of the city of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Your support helps create programming just like this.

 

For more information about Heritage Mississauga, and to become a member, please visit heritagemississauga.com and follow us on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Music Credits:

“Fast Talkin” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

“Bass Walker” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

 

Clips from “Let George Do It” and “The Burns and Allen Show” radio plays are in the public domain and can be found on archive.org.

Black Heritage Matters - The Road That Led to Somewhere with Dr. Bryan Walls

Heritage Mississauga is pleased to announce our fourth speaker in our #BlackHeritageMatters webinar series will be Dr. Bryan Walls from the John Freeman Walls Historic Site and Underground Railroad Museum.

Dr. Walls will be sharing his presentation of "The Road That Led to Somewhere" during which Dr. Walls speaks to the deeper significance of his book of the same name and tells the story of his ancestors, John and Jane Walls, and their journey on the Underground Railroad from enslavement in the United States to freedom in Canada.

Through their story he will emphasize the fact that that for John and Jane and thousands of others, the Underground Railroad was the first great freedom movement in the Americas, and the first time that good people Black and White and of different Races and Faiths worked together in harmony in the new world, for freedom and for justice.

Dr. Bryan Walls is a recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario 1994, and has received many other honours such as the Ontario Black History Society Mathieu Da Costa Award (Facilitator and Communicator), the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the President`s Volunteer Service Award from the White House Washington D.C. just to name a few.

He is also a licensed member of The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and a member of the American College of Dentists of the United States and Canada.

Please join us as we welcome our very distinguished guest for this fascinating and very personal webinar.

 

We would like to thank the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the City of Mississauga for their support to help us bring this important series to Mississauga.

Black Heritage Matters - Courageous Conversations: Connecting Black History to 2022 with Rosemary Sadlier OOnt (Order of Ontario)

Heritage Mississauga welcomes Rosemary Sadlier OOnt (Order of Ontario) for her presentation of Courageous Conversations: Connecting Black History to 2022.

In this talk, we will examine some significant elements of African Canadian History as connected to and distinct from the United States. In the process, why we have a Black History Month and why it is necessary will be explored as will some contemporary matters that challenge all Canadians.

Rosemary Sadlier OOnt (Order of Ontario) is a social justice advocate, researcher, writer, consultant, and international speaker on Black History, anti-racism and women’s issues. 

She is the past President, serving for 22 years as the unpaid leader of the Ontario Black History Society. She was the driving force of the secured commemoration of February as Black History Month at all levels of government; she secured August 1st as Emancipation Day municipally in 1995 and provincially in 2008 with a national declaration recently passed now making this a national commemoration in Canada.
 
She saw to the creation of the national day for the Hon. Lincoln Alexander. She has given deputations to the UN Rapporteur on Race Relations, the Federal and Provincial Governments and on consultative work with the Royal Ontario Museum, the CMHR, The Ward Heritage Interpretative Group, the Bi-National Study of the Underground Railroad and heritage conferences Previously she served on the final selection committee of the national Mathieu Da Costa Challenge for Canadian Heritage and the Canada Post Stamp Advisory Committee. 

An educator, she has developed or contributed to African Canadian curriculum, national exhibits and publications. She was an appointed member of the College of Early Childhood Educators. An author, Sadlier has written seven books on African Canadian history. A consultant, she effects diversity, equity and inclusion projects, and, recently was appointed Equality Lead for the Americas and the Caribbean with the Royal Commonwealth Society. Sadlier is dedicated to social justice and using the frame of Black History, seeks to educate and empower others.

We would like to thank the Community Foundation of Mississauga and the City of Mississauga - Municipal Government for their support to help us bring this important series to Mississauga.

Recommended Reading:
Black History Africa, The Caribbean And The Americas by Rosemary Sadlier (Author), Gregory Birkett (Author), Derek Grant (Author), Tony Colaiacovo (Contributor), Ben Sichei (Contributor)

Harriet Tubman: Freedom Seeker, Freedom Leader by Rosemary Sadlier

#BHM #BlackHeritageMatters #BLM