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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412 - Thomas McGees boarding house door - The Other Side TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 12 – Afterlife Sentence

Patrick J. Whelan, (1840-1869) was born in Galway, British Ireland and moved to Canada around 1865. In Ireland and also in Canada he worked as a tailor. At the time of the assassination he was working as a merchant tailor in Ottawa.   Thomas D’Arcy McGee (1825-1868) was one of Canada’s Fathers of Confederation. D’Arcy […]

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411 - Memorial Stone - Old Hay Bay Church - The Other Side TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 11 – Dark Water

29 August 1819 The Dead Peter Lent Bogart (age 17) Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark Mary Cole Mary Jerusha (age 20) Jane Sophia Detlor (age 12) John (age 20) and Jane German (age 18) Elizabeth (Betsy) McCay (Macoy) Huldah Madden Matilda Roblin (age 18)   The Old Hay Bay Church is the oldest surviving Methodist building in […]

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410 - Ambrose Small - The Other SIde TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 10 – Ghost Light

December 2nd, 1919. It’s been almost a century since Ambrose Small (1866-1919) disappeared from his theatre.   Ambrose Small learned the business from his father Daniel Small (1842-1933) and worked his way up from the bottom to become manager of the Toronto Opera House. By 1892 he held two mortgages on two Toronto theatres. Ambrose […]

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TOS409 Dickinson House and Saw Mill, 1871 - The Other Side TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 9 – This Little One

Business partners Moss Kent Dickinson (1822-1897) and Joseph Merrill Currier (1820-1884) built and established Watson’s Mill in 1860, 7 years before Queen Victoria gave royal assent for Canada’s union on 1 July 1867. Dickinson and Currier also established and named the village of Manotick after an Ojibwe word meaning “island in the river.” A sawmill […]

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408 - Cookstown Town Hall 1961, Ontario - The Other Side TV

Extra Research for Season 4 – Episode 8 – The Girl With the Red Hair

The South Simcoe Theatre is located in the small village of Cookstown, Ontario within the township of Innisfil that had once been home to the Huron people.   Innisfil and the village of Cookstown had many names over the years. In 1825 it was Perry’s Corner. But in the 1830s a man named Thomas Cooke […]

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407 blog - google map - cherry valley retreat - the other side tv

Extra research for Season 4 – Episode 7 – Portals & Portraits

The term ley line was first coined by Alfred Watkins, an amateur archaeologist, in 1921. He noticed that places of religious or spiritual significance were aligned through the English country-side and had names that contained the syllable “ley” so he named them ley lines. These particular connections are called true ley lines.   True ley […]

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