CBC North releases new podcast: Giant - Murder Underground
Seven-part series revisits the deadly Giant Mine labour dispute of 1992
Enter one of the most bitter labour disputes in Canadian history.
On Sept. 18, 1992, nine workers crossed the picket line at the Giant gold mine in Yellowknife. Minutes later, all were killed in a horrific explosion. The fallout was a city divided, and one of the most labour-intensive murder investigations the RCMP has ever seen.
Thirty years later, Giant – Murder Underground tells this complex story through the voices of those who lived it, from top police investigators and critical union members to anguished victims, and murder suspects — many of whom have never spoken publicly before.
Through rich archival tape and gripping new interviews, Giant – Murder Underground explores how a labour dispute spiraled into murder, and lays bare the lingering impact and hard lessons of this tragedy.
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MEET THE TEAM
Host Rachel Zelniker is a CBC radio producer in Yellowknife. She's the lead producer for The Trailbreaker, the territory's flagship morning show. Her previous CBC podcast Boushie won a National RTDNA Award in 2019.
Producer Peter Sheldon is a CBC radio and podcast producer in Yellowknife. Peter's previous audio productions have been featured on CBC's The Current and Now or Never. Peter produced CBC North's first podcast Inuit Unikkangit with host and archivist Mary Powder.
- Read our longform feature on Giant mine: A city divided
Managing editor: Garrett Hinchey
Communications and promotion: Jane Tran, Taron Cochrane and Justin Deeley
Graphic design: Cody Fennell and Lianne Sabourin
CBC North Archives: Trevor Squires and Andrew Pacey
Additional editorial support: David Downey and Iris Yudai