‘Dumb as a bag of hair.’ An Ontario man long on drug-dealing ambition hooked up with Mexico’s cartels but was over his head


Nick Nero, part of a loose group of criminals known as the Wolfpack Alliance, tried to become the biggest drug importer in the history of Niagara Region.
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Saskatchewan health experts weigh in on possible impact of Omicron variant on holiday season
It may take scientists two to four weeks before they fully understand how the new variant affect the population --including those with antibodies from previous COVID-19 infections.
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British pub patrons stranded for three days after major snowstorm
The patrons of The Tan Hill Inn were stranded alongside staff and an Oasis cover band.
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The Canadian Western Agribition celebrates 50 years and a return from the pandemic
This year's Canadian Western Agribition celebrates 50 years of running and also a return from last year's hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bettman played role in Habs hiring of Gorton to run hockey operations
"Gary and I have a great relationship and we talk about these things all the time," Habs owner Geoff Molson says about NHL commissioner.
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As B.C.’s next atmospheric river arrives Tuesday, here’s what to expect
This next storm follows on the heels of the huge rainfall event from Nov. 13 to 15 and then another storm that hit over the weekend.
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Halifax-Yarmouth archdiocese, HRM moving quickly on emergency shelter accommodations
The Halifax Regional Municipality expects modular units for 24 people to be ready by Dec. 20, while the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth hopes to open up to 20 shelters by Dec. 24
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Edmonton man facing drug trafficking charges following arrest in Yorkton, Sask.
A search warrant executed on Nov. 26 at a Yorkton home resulted in the seizure of about 52 grams of cocaine and a sum of cash.
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Quebec Liberal Party says it’s still the option for English-speaking Quebecers
The Quebec Liberal Party is redefining itself at its policy convention this weekend, talking about combatting climate change and wining back support from Quebec anglophones.
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Canadian stuck in South Africa amid Omicron laments 'stressful' ordeal while trying to come home
A Canadian currently stuck in South Africa is running out of options as he navigates confusing travel rules to come home.
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Montreal-area teacher says his rap video got him suspended
Chad Ashe says he was suspended from his job as a teacher because he showed a short clip of a rap video to a group of teen students.
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Saskatchewan Roughriders advance to CFL West Division final before low Mosaic Stadium turnout
Sunday's Rider win against Calgary Stamps was a victory but what everyone seems to talking about were the abundance of empty seats at Mosaic Stadium.
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Stu Cowan: Canadiens won't budge from having a bilingual GM
That's the one qualification Jeff Gorton doesn't have, so for owner Geoff Molson it makes him a good fit as V.P. of hockey operations.
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No new COVID-19 cases in Saint John, Moncton hospital outbreaks
Horizon Health Network says no new COVID-19 cases have been identified since last week at two N.B. hospitals dealing with outbreaks.
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Belledune, N.B. ‘should start now’ to plan for plant closure in 2030
Many communities in New Brunswick were at the end of a industry shut and the loss of thousands of jobs - many without a transition plan.
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Kids and the vaccine: Medical experts answer your questions in a live panel discussion
Our panel — moderated by Toronto Star Health Reporter Megan Ogilvie — includes Dr. Upton Allen, Division Head of Infectious Diseases, Sick Kids and Dr. Anna Banerji, Infectious Disease Specialist, University of Toronto.
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Human rights commission supports firing school trustees who commit violations
Ontario’s human rights commission says it is concerned about reports of school board trustees who have made homophobic or racist comments, and wants removal from office to be considered as a possible penalty.
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Calgary police close Macleod Trail following multiple collisions
Police closed Macleod Trail following multiple vehicle collisions on Monday afternoon.
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Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia has no specific mental health program for Black people
The inquiry heard Monday that the lack of culturally competent mental health support and the lack of family violence prevention programs continues to this day.
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Lethbridge Police Service Charity Checkstop brings in donations for Christmas Hope campaign
The second annual Lethbridge Police Service Charity Checkstop took place on Sunday afternoon, and the strong winds didn't stop residents from showing up for those less fortunate. 
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Canadiens will rely on front-office tandem led by Jeff Gorton
Canadiens owner Geoff Molson said newly hired executive V.P. of hockey operations Jeff Gorton, will work with a GM to be named later.
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Cancer diagnoses in Canadian children not delayed in first 9 months of pandemic: study
A new study has found no significant change in the number of new cancer diagnoses in Canadian children during the first nine months of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting health-care restrictions imposed at that time did not lead to delayed diagnoses.
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COVID-19: As cases rise in Elgin-Oxford, some municipalities will have capacity limits reinstated
Aylmer, Bayham, Blandford-Blenheim, Malahide, Norwich, South-West Oxford, Tillsonburg, and West Elgin will see capacity limits reinstated as of Thursday.
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Military sexual misconduct apology date officially set for Dec. 13
Defence Minister Anita Anand will offer an apology on behalf of the government over military sexual misconduct, alongside Gen. Wayne Eyre and the deputy minister.
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ASIRT recommends conduct review for CPS officer but not charges
An officer involved in a pair of incidents at the Calgary Police Service arrest processing section will not be charged as a result of their actions.
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Higher energy prices expected to deliver boost in Alberta budget update
Economist Trevor Tombe says rising oil and natural gas prices could deliver a $2-billion boost to the budget.
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Tough turkey: expect price jump, shortage of the bird this holiday season
One thing turkey industry experts agree on, Canadians should expect to pay more for that turkey when they find it.
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Suspect arrested twice last week for allegedly stealing from vehicles in Georgina, Ont.
York police said officers were first called around 7:20 p.m. on Friday for a report of a male suspect breaking into vehicles in the area of The Queensway South and Spring Road.
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Canadian government, military to issue joint apology to victims of sexual misconduct on Dec. 13
Defence Minister Anita Anand, deputy minister Jody Thomas, and Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre will issue a formal apology to victims of military sexual misconduct on Dec. 13.
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Omicron COVID-19 variant sparks concerns for Canada’s travel industry
With little known about the new variant and how vaccines will fare against it, the hospitality industry worries some will cancel travel plans.
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Coquihalla to get up to 70 mm of rainfall, strong winds forecast for Lytton
Environment Canada said that between Monday to Wednesday evening the stretch of the Coquihalla, between Hope and the Summit, is expected to see up to 70 millimeters of rainfall.
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