Bob Stair has been on several human rights investigations

Speaker presents ‘Some Summers in Hell’

The Inspired Ideas Speaker Series at the Cafe Langham is presenting an engaging talk with Bob Stair.

The second talk in the newly initiated speaker series, The Café Langham – Inspired Ideas, features Bob Stair of Kaslo.

Stair is an ex-cop, ex-coroner and ex-war crimes/human rights investigator and his presentation, titled Some Summers in Hell,  takes place on Thursday, July 10 at 7 p.m.

Stair will speak about his experiences from his professional life, trying to resolve mysteries using a wide range of scientific techniques. Domestically, these include such things as the recovery, processing and identification of human skeletal remains, clandestine forensic burials and the planning and execution of the Robert William Picton (the now infamous pig farm) crime scene excavation.

Internationally, it will look at the 9/11 World Trade Centre ground zero excavations in New York City as well as human rights investigations involving mass grave examinations in far flung places such as the Balkans and Sri Lanka.

Please note — This is a mature topic and although not numerous, a few images will be shared which some may find disturbing.

The Langham has invited six Columbia Basin folk to give a talk each month from June to November; people who have something to share with the community. Celebrating the Langham Cultural Centre’s  40th anniversary this year, these talks are designed to inform, engage and entertain with a fine line of baked goods too.

Suggested donation at the door is $10 and all Thursday talks begin at 7 p.m.

Next month’s talk will take place on August 7 with Corky Evans speaking on food security. For more info visit thelangham.ca.

Just Posted

VIDEO: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Pacific Insight to lay off part of workforce

The company says it is transferring automotive production to its Mexico facility

Black belt tests on this week at Kootenay Martial Arts

Grandmaster Brenda Sell returns to assist in testing

UPDATED: Four Nelson marijuana dispensaries to remain open after legalization

Nelson’s police chief has no plans to close them down

Nelson candidates debate climate change at forum

Mayoral and council candidates had the chance to speak on five fictional resolutions

VIDEO: Candidates at Nelson election forum

Mayoral candidates joined 18 council candidates for an evening of very short answers

BC Ferries begins taking debit in two-month pilot project

Company is giving customers option to use Interac on two-month trial on select vessels

Caregivers banned from smoking, growing cannabis around children-in-care: MCFD

Ministry has limited cannabis use for caregivers, stating it may “pose a risk to children and youth.”

Cheaper strains sell out within minutes on online BC Cannabis Store

Province says new strains will become available in the coming months

Only 40% of B.C. car dealerships have electric cars available: report

Researchers found buyers frustrated at the lack of options

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Baby boomer buba shares heartfelt novel with Okanagan audience

Pauline Daniel will be at Vernon’s Bookland and library Oct. 20

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

Most Read