512 - Loyalist House, St. John, NB - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 12 – The Lady of the House

Loyalist House, St. John, NB The well-preserved example of 19th century United Empire Loyalist architecture in New Brunswick, known as Loyalist House, is found on the corner of Germain and Union Streets in Saint John, surrounded by modern apartment buildings. The wealthy merchant David Merritt purchased the land, which at that time was just within […]

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511 - Founding of Halifax - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 11 – Sergeant of the Well

Halifax Citadel First Fort – The first of four forts was established in 1749 and played a pivotal role over the next decade in the Anglo-French rivalry in the region.  Various fortifications at Halifax protected Protestant settlers against raids by the French, Acadians, and primarily the Mi’kmaq in a conflict known as Father Le Loutre’s War. Second […]

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510 - Five Fishermen Restaurant - The Other Side Season 5

Extra Research for Season 5 – Episode 10 – Hide-and-Seek

In the early 1800s, as Halifax went through a boom, the parishioners from St. Paul’s Anglican Church saw a need for a school to help keep the local children occupied during the day. In 1818 the National School, Canada’s first free public school, opened its doors to both boys and girls growing up in the […]

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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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