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Follow Craig Baird as he explores the good, the bad and the weird of Canada's history from the pre-colonial era to 25 years ago. Whatever you want to know about Canadian history, this is your one-stop shop.

Canadian History Ehx Curiouscast

    • History
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Follow Craig Baird as he explores the good, the bad and the weird of Canada's history from the pre-colonial era to 25 years ago. Whatever you want to know about Canadian history, this is your one-stop shop.

    Introducing... Dark Poutine | The Quakers and The Killers: The Murder of Peter Lazier

    Introducing... Dark Poutine | The Quakers and The Killers: The Murder of Peter Lazier

    Episode 294: On the evening of December 21, 1883, near Bloomfield, Ontario, visitor Peter Lazier was murdered by two intruders at the farmhouse of Quakers Gilbert and Margaret Jones. The community, deeply affected, quickly organized a search. They traced footprints in the snow, leading to Joseph Thomset and the Lowder family's homes near West Lake. By the next day, Joseph Thomset and brothers David and George Lowder were arrested and charged with murder.
    The legal process moved rapidly. The coroner's inquest began the next day, followed by formal proceedings within a week. The trial, held at the Prince Edward County Courthouse in Picton just five months later, suggested the motive was robbery, aimed at stealing the $555 Gilbert Jones earned from selling hops. George Lowder and Joseph Thomset were found guilty of murder and hanged in June of 1884. Many felt justice was served, but others believed the law got it wrong, acting hastily without sufficient evidence.
    Sources:
    Prince Edward County
    The Canadian Encyclopedia | Quakers
    The Lazier Murder: Prince Edward County, 1884 — Robert J. Sharpe
    The Kingston Whig-Standard 24 Dec 1883, page 2
    Ottawa Daily Citizen 24 Dec 1883, page 1
    Manitoba Weekly Free Press 15 May 1884, page 2
    The Lazier murder trial of 1884 – did they get the right men?
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    5,000 KM for the Cup: The Dawson City Nuggets

    5,000 KM for the Cup: The Dawson City Nuggets

    Today, teams compete for the Stanley Cup while traveling in private jets and staying in fancy hotels. Things were very different 120 years ago when a team from Dawson travelled 5,000 kilometres just to compete for the Cup.
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    • 40 min
    When Germans Invaded Winnipeg: If Day

    When Germans Invaded Winnipeg: If Day

    On a cold day in February 1942, Winnipeg and Manitoba fell to Germany in a provincial battle. While it seemed very real, it was part of a Victory Bond campaign that proved to be incredibly successful.
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    • 24 min
    Seven Decades of Progress: Canada's LGBTQ History

    Seven Decades of Progress: Canada's LGBTQ History

    Over the course of 70 years, various members of the LGBTQ community have helped make Canada a better and more tolerant place. It has been a long road, with many setbacks, to get to this point.
    Today, I look at those who helped make Canada better.
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    • 45 min
    Introducing... Deadman's Curse Season 2

    Introducing... Deadman's Curse Season 2

    In 1931, a larger than life prospector, in search of Slumach’s legendary lost gold mine goes missing in the wilderness of British Columbia.
    In this episode, we retrace the epic search and rescue efforts that went into looking for the missing prospector as well potential clues left behind at his campsite, that point to an even bigger mystery of what happened to Volcanic Brown?
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guest:
    Adam Palmer
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    • 22 min
    The Wild Story And Escapes Of The Boyd Gang

    The Wild Story And Escapes Of The Boyd Gang

    The Boyd Gang was a group of four men who found each other in prison, escaped, robbed banks, got arrested and escaped again. It is the story of amazing escapes, daring chases and, sadly, a murder or two.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Kfschr ,

National Treasure

Craig, You are truly a Canadian National Treasure!
Living in the US with each state having its own unique historical events, there is NOTHING like your fascinating program available.
I thank you for your incredible deep dive into people places and events that consistently resonate fun and interesting in CANADIAN HISTORY ex.

BIG FAN
KHF- Albuquerque , NM

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We Demand Pushing For Change Rally

Craig your innate talent finding historical stories such as WE DEMAND PUSHING FOR CHANGE RALLY was truly a fascinating one. Thank you! BIG FAN KHF-Albuquerque, Nm

consciousdave ,

Great show for Canadian history fans

I haven’t come across a ton of shows that cover Canadian history specifically so really appreciate this one. The host Craig Baird is super passionate about the topics covered and it really shows through in the episodes. He’s also a great follow on Twitter, consistently putting out interesting and relevant content. As a Minnesotan that shares a border, I’ve been enjoying learning more about my neighbor

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