Right In Our Backyard

Not every exciting story happens somewhere else. . . .

Lancaster in Lake Simcoe

Legends claim a World War II Lancaster bomber

crashed into Lake Simcoe, in Central Ontario,

sometime during the war years.

The recent discovery of a part

that might have come from that wreckage

has rekindled interest in the old tale.

Is this story a truth, or simply an urban myth?

Follow the investigation and decide for yourself.


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Castle on the Hill

It is the oldest building in Barrie.

It sits atop Mulcaster Street, looming over the city's waterfront.

Five souls were executed at this site.

It is claimed their remains were interred in its courtyard,

but no one seems to know exactly where they lie.

It was designed to hold 32 inmates,

yet somehow 100 became the norm.

This is the Barrie Jail, nicknamed The Bucket.

It stands empty and all but forgotten now,

but that place still has stories to tell.


Click on the image to read the incredible true story. . . .


Last Stop: Oro-Medonte

Just north of the city of Barrie,

in theTownship of Oro-Medonte,

there stands an old wooden church.

Built in 1849, that small, unassuming building

is the last tangible linkto a history

that has been all but forgotten by today's world.

Travel back in time to an age

where men held the lives of others in their hands;

where slavery was a common practice;

and where the hope of freedom lay at the end of an

Underground Railroad that might have reached as far north

as that tiny wooden church.


Click on the image to read the incredible true story. . . .