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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Victoria Hospital, Fredericton, NB - The Other Side TV - Ep 602

Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 2 – Bert

History of the Victoria Health Building In 1887, through the vision and diligent efforts of Lady Alice Starr (née Chipman) Tilley wife of Sir Samuel Leonard Tilley Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick, a small cottage hospital was built.  In June 1888, the Victoria Cottage Hospital, as it was called, opened to patients.  Over the years […]

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Extra Research for Season 6 – Episode 1 – Lullaby

Metepenagiag Heritage Park Located on seated territory of the Mi’kmaq Nation in New Brunswick, Metepenagiag Heritage Park is known as the village of 30 centuries, highlighting a history that stretches back more than 3000 years. It’s also home to two national historical sites discovered by Elder Joe Augustine in the 1970s while trying to ensure […]

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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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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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