EU pledges crackdown on 'brutal' migrant smuggling during visit to overwhelmed Italian island

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pledged the swift return of irregular migrants and a crackdown on the "brutal business" of migrant smuggling Sunday during a visit with Italy's premier to a tiny fishing island overwhelmed with nearly 7,000 arrivals in a single day this week.
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Key to mending broken labour relations is fixing inflation, RBC economists say
High inflation is driving workers to take labour action and press for wage increases, according to a new report by Canada's largest bank that says more turbulence could be on the way for Canadian labour relations
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Canada to get rare asteroid sample after OSIRIS-REx drops cargo to Earth on Sunday
Seven years after it blasted into space to snag a sample of an asteroid, a spacecraft is set to deliver its rare cargo on Sunday -- and Canada is getting a piece of the interstellar bounty.
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Get your flu and COVID shots at the same time, health experts urge
As autumn rolls in, health experts are giving the green light to double up on vaccinations, as getting both the flu and COVID shots can provide an added layer of defense.
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Fitness: Exercise outperforms diets in reducing hidden fat
Deeply embedded visceral fat fills up the empty spaces around the liver, intestines and other internal organs and presents a greater risk to cardiovascular health than the roll that hangs over your belt.
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Montreal weather: Fall gets off to a pleasant start
A mix of sun and cloud. 
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Zurkowsky: Alouettes end four-game slide with impressive win at Calgary
A favourable four-game stretch run to the playoffs should allow Montreal to finish in second place and secure a semifinal home field advantage.
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Sask based tech company develops AI grain grading app
A Saskatchewan-based tech company has developed a first of its kind app that helps farmers in grading grain quality. The new app counts grain kernels and checks for quality within seconds. Grain Grading, the is brain child Weiping Zeng, CEO of SuperGeo A.I Tech. Zeng comes from farming background and said farmers put in extensive...
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Western University Homecoming parties underway on Broughdale Avenue
Nearly 7,000 people were on Broughdale Ave. and the surrounding area last year during the height of the parties. Several roads were closed, including Richmond Street.
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Chinatown ‘stepped up security’ for upcoming Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
More than 18,000 people attended Chinatown’s Light Up Chinatown when a suspect stabbed three people at random on Sept. 10.
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Montreal-based Royal Canadian Navy unit honoured on 100th anniversary
HMCS Donnaconna has been in Montreal for 100 years, and was honoured with a Freedom of the City parade in Old Montreal on Saturday.
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25-year-old Coquitlam man charged with first-degree murder in killing of B.C. Mountie
Late Saturday afternoon, homicide investigators announced Nicholas Bellemare has been charged and remains in custody.
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B.C. wildfires: No changes to Glen Lake wildfire
Sixty-one ground personnel are battling the fire, along with 34 pieces of heavy equipment and aerial support.
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Murder charge laid in killing of B.C. Mountie
One day after the shooting death of RCMP Const. Rick O'Brien in Coquitlam, B.C., a murder charge has been laid.
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Death of B.C. Mountie casts pall over law enforcement across Canada
The National Police Federation, which represents RCMP members across Canada, says it has launched a GoFundMe fundraising campaign for the family of Const. Rick O'Brien
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Sikh groups ask Canadian political parties to present 'united front' against India
Two groups in the Canadian Sikh diaspora are calling for Canada's political parties to "present a united front" on India after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a "potential link" between the shooting death of a local leader and the Indian government.
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Condolences pour in for family of slain RCMP Const. Rick O'Brien
Dozens of flower bouquets and messages were placed at a memorial set up outside the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment Saturday.
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Firefighters battle SRO blaze in Downtown Eastside
About 20 residents have been displaced because of water damage.
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Candelight vigil on Saturday evening for 4 B.C. wildland fighters killed in highway crash
The four died in an overnight, head-on collision along the Trans-Canada Highway in B.C., between Kamloops and Cache Creek, near Walhachin.
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Affordability protest highlights employment assistance gaps in Manitoba
University of Manitoba students took to the streets Saturday morning to demonstrate the difficult decisions people living in poverty make and advocate for universal basic income.
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Canada's international student program faced with 'integrity challenges,' senators say in push for reform
A group of Canadian senators is proposing a series of reforms to the country's international student program that include ways of protecting newcomers from fraud and abuse, as well as greater regulations and penalties for recruiters and educational institutions.
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F1 leader Max Verstappen claims pole position at Japanese Grand Prix
Lance Stroll of Montreal driving for Aston Martin will start in 17th on the grid.
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Calgary Food Bank hosts 19th annual Citywide Food Drive
Calgarians participating in the food drive will fill the bags with non-perishable food and leave the bags on their driveway for food bank volunteers to pick up.
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Alberta’s first public mental health park opens in Calgary
Alberta’s first park dedicated to enhancing mental health officially opened in Calgary on Saturday. 
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Two people trapped inside a building in Montreal North after floor collapses
The building is located at the intersection of of Rolland Blvd. and Pascal St. 
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Man who killed teenage girl loses another attempt at an early release
"You know, one day if I see her up in heaven I don't want to face her and say: 'I didn't do anything to defend your memory.'"
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B.C. Mountie's death reverberates across law enforcement community
The death of a Metro Vancouver RCMP officer who was shot dead while executing a search warrant is reverberating with law enforcement officials across the country.
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Youth jackets sold at MEC recalled over strangulation concern
Health Canada says drawstrings on children's upper clothing can pose a risk of strangulation or dragging if it were to get caught on something.
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B.C. community members pay respects to officer killed in line of duty
The National Police Federation, which acts as union for the RCMP, has launched a fundraising campaign for Const. Rick O’Brien’s family.
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Moneris says widespread credit and debit card processing outage resolved
Reports of the outage first appeared on the Downdetector.ca website before noon eastern time on Saturday.
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Yellowknife welcome home celebration cancelled due to smoke
The NWT capital had planned a "Welcome Home'' gathering on Saturday at Somba K'e Civic Plaza, featuring live music, bouncy castles and a shop-local contest.
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Hundreds gather in Kelowna to view annual downtown car show
The Show ’N Shine on Bernard Avenue had dozens of vehicles, ranging from vintage to new and heavily modified to exotics.
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Toronto hopes to improve access to fitness services with FitnessTO program
The City of Toronto launched FitnessTO on Saturday in hope of improving access to affordable and flexible fitness options in the city.
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Smoke prevents Yellowknife from holding welcome home celebration
Smoke has forced Yellowknife to cancel a celebration marking the return of residents to the city after a wildfires-prompted evacuation that lasted for weeks.
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Aid shipments and evacuations as Azerbaijan reasserts control over breakaway province
More badly needed humanitarian aid was on its way to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh via both Azerbaijan and Armenia on Saturday. The development comes days after Baku reclaimed control of the province and began talks with representatives of its ethnic Armenian population on reintegrating the area, prompting some residents to flee their homes for fear of reprisals.
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B.C. Lions clinch playoff berth with 37-29 win over Edmonton
Quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., passed for 265 yards and two touchdowns to help B.C. (10-4) win three games in a row.
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Serious 2-vehicle collision on Highway 16: Parkland RCMP
Parkland RCMP said there are multiple injuries in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 16 westbound on Saturday.
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Quebec public sector workers march in Montreal amid stalled contract talks
The goal is to amplify workers' calls for higher salaries and better working conditions, union leader says.
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Users across Canada report outages affecting debit, credit payments
The payment processing company Moneris says it has resolved an outage that appeared to affect debit and credit transactions across the country.
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Nuit Blanche 2023: What to know before heading out in Toronto
Nuit Blanche, an all-night free art installation event, will take over Toronto from 7 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.
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Firefighters battle four-alarm fire at Dorval apartment building
The blaze spread quickly and involved the entire building, but all residents managed to get out safely.
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City of Kingston, United Way host second annual “Wheels On The Runway”
For the second year in a row the City of Kingston and the United Way KFL&A teamed up at the airport to help raise funds towards their yearly goal.
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Fatal roll-over involving a stolen vehicle: Strathcona County RCMP
On Friday around 10 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP were advised of a stolen vehicle travelling into its detachment area from Edmonton Police.
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Winnipeg Jets unveil 2023-24 alternate jersey
The Winnipeg Jets alternative jersey design features red and blue striping and the Winnipeg Jets logo in place of the classic RCAF roundel.
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‘Dangerous’ flight from police after assault call: Peel Regional Police
Peel Regional Police say officers were called to reports of an assault only to find the suspect driving off in a Volkswagen Atlas in a manner they describe as dangerous.
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A Black student was suspended for his hairstyle. Now his family is suing Texas officials
The family of a Black high school student in Texas who was suspended over his dreadlocks filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Saturday against the state's governor and attorney general, alleging they failed to enforce a new law outlawing discrimination based on hairstyles.
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B.C. Premier calls for federal transparency regarding Indian foreign interference
B.C. Premier David Eby said he suspects that the federal government is holding back information that could help the province protect residents who have connections to India.
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High-speed car chase yields arrest of wanted Winnipeg man
Winnipeg police say a 31-year-old man is in custody after leading officers on a high-speed car chase through Winnipeg's North End in a stolen vehicle Friday evening.
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Highway 97 rockslide: Full reopening will require cliff blasting
Four weeks ago, on Monday, Aug. 28, around 3,000 cubic metres of rock crashed onto the highway near Summerland, causing temporary traffic chaos.
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