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 Finale: Amazing Discoveries

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 18: Amazing Discoveries  The following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of the Season 5 Finale of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot SummaryThe Oak Island team, with Marty Lagina and Craig Tester in attendance via Skype, meet in the War Room. There, Gary Drayton announces that he had the red jewel unearthed on Oak Island's Lot 8 in Season 5, Episode 16 analyzed by a gemologist- an expert in the study of gemstones. "The bad news is that it's not a ruby," Drayton says of the gemologist's
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 17: A Family Album

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 17: A Family Album  The following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 17 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary After an introduction expounding the familial component of the Oak Island treasure hunt, Riley McGinnis and Kel Hancock- descendants of Money Pit co-discoverer "Daniel" McGinnis- recount the legend of the 1795 discovery of the Money Pit and the story of the Onslow Company.Next, Diana Gregory- a descendant of co-discoverer Anthony Vaughan- with the help of author Randall Sullivan, relates an old family legend that
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 16: Seeing Red

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 16: Seeing Red   The following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 16 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary This episode begins in the War Room. There, members of the Oak Island team reaffirm their desire to send diver Mike Huntley to the bottom of the DMT Shaft in order to determine the nature of the obstruction there, which has prevented the treasure hunters from excavating the shaft beyond a depth of 77 feet. The phone up Huntley, inform him of their predicament, and
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 15: Steel Trapped

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 15: Steel Trapped  The following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 15 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary Rick Lagina, Dave Blankenship, and Gary Drayton meet with Mike Jardine and caisson operator Danny Smith at the Money Pit area, where the advance of the  DMT Shaft was halted at at a depth of 75 feet by a mysterious, impenetrable object back in Episode 13. On Smith's suggestion, the team prepares to extract water from the shaft so that they can get a good
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The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 14: The Templar Connection

The Curse of Oak Island- Season 5, Episode 14: The Templar ConnectionThe following is a Plot Summary and Analysis of Season 5, Episode 14 of the History Channel's TV series The Curse of Oak Island. . . [SPOILER ALERT!!!] . .Plot Summary The episode begins with a flashback to Rick Lagina and Gary's Drayton's discovery of the lead cross in Season 5, Episode 10. The narrator reminds us of the cross' resemblance to a Templar carving on one of the walls of Domme prison, and suggests that its presence on Oak Island "could bring into question the very history of North America."The narrator- with the help
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