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The Dark North

Mar 9, 2020

She's Gone is a new podcast that tells the story of four women's lives, deaths and the criminal cases that followed, hosted by Bre McAdam Saskatoon Star Phoenix criminal justice reporter.

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Feb 3, 2020

On the morning of October 9, 2015, five full-patch Hells Angels members filed into a heavy-security courtroom at a specially-built courthouse in north-end Montreal.

They were among 100 Quebec Hells Angels arrested in sweeping raids in 2009 and accused of conspiring to murder more than 150 people during Quebec's biker...


Dec 16, 2019

The morning of Nov. 22, 2006 was cold and overcast.

Cars were pulling up to the back entrance of the Montreal headquarters of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Westmount, just west of downtown.

Inside the cars were some of the most powerful men in Montreal's underworld.

Out came Nicolo Rizzuto Sr., the man who had...


Dec 9, 2019

In this episode we take a closer look at Vito Rizzuto, the man who ran the Montreal mafia for decades.

While the New York crime families are more famous, the Montreal mob under Rizzuto had an international reach.

Besides drug smuggling, it ran loansharking and bookmaking schemes, and even illegal casinos.  

But by the...


Dec 2, 2019

It was summer vacation, and a group of boys was playing in front of the Saint-Nom-de-J├ęsus school in Montreal's east-end neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

At 12:40 p.m. on Aug. 9, 1995, a man got into his Jeep parked across the tree-lined street from the school.

A powerful explosion sent the Jeep flying into the...