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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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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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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