Each season of The Dark North will tell a true crime story in a different Canadian city. Season 1 examines the struggle for control of Montreal's underworld, produced by the Montreal Gazette and hosted by Paul Cherry.
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...
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...
It was summer vacation, and a group of boys was playing in front of the Saint-Nom-de-Jésus 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...