History of Canada

History of Canada

Canadian History

Mysteries of Canada was started in 1998 as a project to help Canadians better understand the history, geography, myths and legends of their own country.  The site has grown over the years into a major site attracting visitors from all across Canada and the rest of the world.  The site is used by 50+ schools across the country to help teach language, writing and history.  It is used internationally as a language training asset.  Certain stories and images from this site have been used in newspapers, TV, history books and other media.

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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 9: Echoes from the Deep

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 9: Echoes from the Deep The Curse of Oak Island's Season 4, Episode 9 is out. Is anyone else on the edge of their seats? Let's have a look at this latest chapter in the Oak Island treasure hunt.   ***SPOILER ALERT***    Plot Summary Brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, treasure hunter Dave Blankenship, and Oak Island historian Charles Barkhouse meet at Borehole 10-X with geophysicist and sonar scanner Brian Abbott. Abbott- who has appeared in earlier episodes of The Curse of Oak Island, including Season 2, Episodes 9 and 10; and Season 3, Episodes 1 and 6-  has
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 8: The Mystery of Samuel Ball.

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 8: The Mystery of Samuel Ball   The Curse of Oak Island's Season 4, Episode 8 is out. Let's have a look.  ***SPOILER ALERT***      Plot Summary Rick and Marty Lagina, Craig Tester, Dave Blankenship, Charles Barkhouse, and Jack Begley meet at Borehole C1 with crew members of Irving Equipment Ltd., a contracting company. There, they lower an underwater camera into the shaft in order to get a better look at a the shiny, gold-coloured object located in a cavity at the bottom, the existence of which Oak Island Tours Inc. first learned of in Season 3, Episode
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 7: All That Glitters

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 7: All That Glitters  This week's episode of The Curse of Oak Island is out... in America, at least; we Canucks will have to check out the History Channel this Sunday to catch the newest episode in Canada's longest-running treasure hunt, entitled All That Glitters. Let's have a look.   ***SPOILER ALERT***   Plot Synopsis Michigan brothers Rick and Marty Lagina, while driving from the town of Western Shore, Nova Scotia, to Oak Island, express their disappointment at the results of their erstwhile excavation of borehole Valley 3, which they hoped had intersected the famous 'Chappell Vault'. The
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 6: Circles in Wood

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 6: Circles in Wood  Merry Christmas ladies and gentlemen, Canucks and Yankees, and MysteriesOfCanada readers of all ages! May your holidays be filled with love, family, good food, and ferocious street hockey games.Last Tuesday in America, the History Channel released the latest episode in its TV series The Curse of Oak Island (in Canada, the same episode premieres on Christmas Day). Read on for a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 4, Episode 6: Circles in Wood.  ***SPOILER ALERT***   Plot Summary  The men of Oak Island Tours Inc. meet in the War Room with Vanessa Lucido
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 5: Bullseye

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 4, Episode 5: Bullseye After watching this week's episode of The Curse of Oak Island, a particular quote, popularly attributed to Mark Twain, comes to mind- "history does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes." Read on for a plot summary and analysis of this tantalizing, nerve-wracking chapter in the history of Canada's most famous treasure hunt.  ***SPOILER ALERT***    Plot Summary The episode begins where Season 4, Episode 4 left off: at the Money Pit area, where a massive steel caisson is being ground into the earth. There, Rick and Marty Lagina and their crew meet with Andrew Folkins
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