The Canadian Press KELOWNA, B.C.—The record for the world’s longest cucumber might belong to a Kelowna, B.C., man who’s also vying to have the longest pickle on the planet. Daniel Tomelin, 54, said his garden has produced the king of all cucumbers, somehow splitting off from the crowd and going […]

The Associated PressJosh Lederman ANCHORAGE, Alaska—Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned yesterday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska. In a bid to further his environmental legacy, Obama brought the […]

The Associated Press MADRID, Spain—A Spanish mayor says a man has died after being charged down and gored by a bull that was being herded into a northern village as part of annual celebrations to honour its patron saint. Jesus Garcia Pastor said the 66-year-old man had wandered into an […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—Canadians on average are socking away more money for potential financial emergencies than in the past, but a new survey has found that almost a quarter are still living paycheque to paycheque. The survey, conducted by Pollara for the Bank of Montreal (TSX:BMO), found that Canadians on […]

The Canadian Press Community agriculture is going mainstream, and big business has taken note. No longer limited to a few gardening boxes on an old parking lot, the trend is taking centre stage in housing developments being built around the idea of community-grown local food. The agriculture-based developments, or so-called […]

The Canadian PressKeith Leslie TORONTO—Christine Elliot, the deputy leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, resigned as a member of the provincial legislature Friday, three months after losing her second bid for the party’s top job. The MPP for Whitby-Oshawa, who has not been seen around the legislature since losing the […]

The Canadian Press KINGSTON, Jamaica—A 14-year-old Toronto boy has been shot to death in Jamaica, according to local police. The Jamaica Constabulary Force said Ricardo Williams was shot several times around 2 a.m. yesterday morning near Kingston. The teen was attending a wake when the shooting began, police said in […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—The union representing 55,000 Ontario education workers says members are prepared to escalate job actions during the first week of school in an effort to pressure the provincial government in contract talks. About 400 Canadian Union of Public Employees delegates met in Toronto on Saturday to plan […]

The Canadian PressAlexander Panetta WASHINGTON—The Canadian border got dragged into the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign yesterday, with a prominent candidate appearing to entertain the notion of building a giant wall on the 49th parallel. The idea was raised in a talk-show interview with Republican contender Scott Walker, who after being […]

The Canadian PressPaola Loriggio TORONTO—Years after Bixi and its competitors set up shop in Canada, another bike-sharing system that some describe as the AirBnB of cycling is making inroads in the country. Spinlister allows people to list their unused bicycles and search for available ones in a specific area. The […]

The Canadian Press CALGARY—A Calgary man said he will quit his job if he’s assigned to drive a bus wrapped in a rainbow flag. The annual Calgary Pride Festival kicked off today and, as a show of support, a Calgary Transit bus has been wrapped in the symbol of inclusiveness. […]