Peggy's Cove, NS - The Other Side TV, Season 6, Episode 12

Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 12 – Return of Lucky

St. Margaret’s Bay Peggy’s Cove is a fishing community located south of Halifax on the eastern side of St. Margaret’s Bay where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.  The bay itself was named after Samuel de Champlain’s (1567-1635) mother Marguerite (Le Roy) Champlain.  Samuel was a cartographer, and the bay, indicated on his 1612 map, shows […]

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Fort McNab beach gun, Mcnabs Island, Nova Scotia - The Other Side TV, Season 6, Episode 11

Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 11 – If you go into the woods…

Accessible only by boat, McNabs Island in Nova Scotia is about a 20 to 30 minute trip from downtown Halifax and is part of a larger Provincial Park that includes the Lawlor Islands as well. The 400 hectare, 5 kilometer long island is a popular destination for hikers with 18 kilometers of trails, an abandoned […]

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Norsemen landing in Iceland - The Other Side TV, Season 6, Episode 10

Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 10 – One True Norseman

Who were the Vikings? The Germanic people living in Scandinavia were referred to as “Viking” and “Norse” interchangeably in ancient Europe.  But the difference between the two is their occupations.  The Norse were full-time traders where Vikings were warriors lead by Jarl, a Norse or Danish chief, or people of noble birth.  Vikings were mainly […]

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Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 6 – Lost at Sea

Early People A significant archeological find in 1966 allowed Twillingate the ability to trace its area history back 3500 years to the Archaic Maritime Indians.  The Maritime Archaics name comes from the two words: “Archaic“, which refers to an the hunting and gathering way of life and “Maritime” for the important role that the sea […]

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Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 5 – The Bishop’s Wife

Construction on Christ Church Anglican Cathedral started in 1845 in Fredericton, New Brunswick and the was officially done and consecrated seven years later. Known for Gothic Revival architecture, the National Historical Site was modelled after St. Mary’s Church in Snettisham, Norfolk. The imposing stone structure features elaborately carved archways and bright stained-glass windows designed by […]

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Outside Dorchester Jail, NB - The Other Side TV, Season 6, Episode 3

Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 3 – Mother Dearest

The Dorchester jail, was built in early 1800 and served as a death row facility for the province until executions were ceased across Canada in 1962. The jail, not to be confused with the Dorchester penitentiary, has a dark history with at least one murder, one suicide and multiple hangings taking place within its walls. […]

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