509 - Charlotte County Jail - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 9 – Doubting Thomas

The Courthouse and Gaol The Charlotte County Courthouse in St Andrew’s, New Brunswick was built in 1786.  It was a wooden building with four cells on the bottom floor and the courthouse on the upper floor.  Since the cell floors were made of dirt many a criminal found ways to vacate the premises.  To alleviate […]

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508 - Georgetown PEI Kings County Playhouse - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 8 – Love U Brat

Nested into Georgetown PEI, the Kings Playhouse was originally built in 1887 as a place to hold both town council meetings and cultural events. The building became the heart of a small coastal town, knitting communities together in celebration, helping them survive long, cold winters. While Georgetown itself wasn’t officially incorporated until 1912, it was […]

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Westpoint lighthouse - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 7 – Lighthouse Willy

The Lighthouse West Point, Prince Edward Island is a cape located in the southwestern corner of the island.  It was the tallest and first lighthouse built in PEI by the federal government following Confederation in 1873.  It was also square, much different than the usual octagonal shape of the day.  The lighthouse was built in […]

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506 - Halifax Club cracked window - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 6 – Annabelle

Tucked into the heart of downtown Halifax at 1682 Hollis Street sits the original home to the Halifax Club. While the club was established in 1862, the imposing stone building complete with stone detailing in the Italianate style was designed by Scottish born architect David Stirling, and constructed in 1863 by George Lang. The building […]

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505 - Catherine Mandeville Snow

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 5 – Healing Waters

Catherine (Mandeville) Snow was the last woman to be executed in Newfoundland. A Troubled Marriage Catherine Mandeville was born between 1791 and 1793 in Harbour Grace, Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.  She married John William Snow on October 30, 1828.  John was born in 1790 in Clarke’s Beach, Newfoundland and Labrador.  Together they had seven […]

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504 - Lunenburg Academie, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 4 – Etched in Time

The tiny little harbour of Lunenburg, in what is now known as Nova Scotia, was chosen by the British to resettle 1,453 “foreign protestants,” travelling from all over Europe, in 1753. Each settler was granted a plot of land by lottery and using a plan developed back in England, the town quickly took shape with […]

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502 - Fortress of Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 2 – Specter of a Soldier

Rebuilt as a national historic site in 1961, the Fortress of Louisbourg was originally built by the French in 1713, where it stood above the rocky shores of the Atlantic in the southeast of what is now Cape Breton. Following a design created by the chief engineer of French King Louis XIV, the fortress was […]

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501 - Canoe Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 1 – The Unnameable

History The Mi’kmaq people have inhabited the land in Prince Edward Island for over 10,000 years.  The people lived very differently from how they do today.  They lived a simple life.  At the time the Mi’kmaq only hunted and gathered enough food to provide for their people.  No part of the animal they hunted was […]

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413 - Abandoned Prince Edward Heights - The Other Side TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 13 – Abby’s Torment

Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Picton officially opened in 1941 to train students in bombing, navigation, and air gunnery. From 1944 the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) established a maintenance unit that was responsible for aircraft storage and maintenance of the airfield itself. A unit at RCAF Station Trenton absorbed its functions in 1946.   When […]

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