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Damian O'Reilly

Jail smuggler had Kinder eggs in rectum

Most guys are trying to get out of the notorious Ottawa jail, but not young Damian O'Reilly. He was actually pretty desperate to get inside the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre after hatching a drug-smuggling plot that would see marijuana sold to inmates for 10 times its street value. All he had to do was find a crack in the system.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne shares the stage with PC leader Patrick Brown during the opening ceremony of the 100th International Plowing Match in Walton. (DEREK RUTTAN, The London Free Press)

Politicians promise fertile future

Descending on small-town Huron County, Ontario’s political party leaders brought praise and promises Tuesday to legions of farmers gathered for North America’s largest agricultural show, being held in the heart of the province’s richest farm belt.

Yogesh Patel

Pharmacist sentencing highlights opioid crisis

A former Woodstock pharmacist, who stole fentanyl and hydromorphone tablets with a street value of almost $1 million, received a harsh sentence just as many say opioid overdoses have hit a crisis point in Southwestern Ontario.

Landfill studies commencing

Walker Environmental Group's Southwest Landfill proposal has entered the study phase of the environmental assessment process.