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TORONTO - Shares in Burger King and Tim Hortons have jumped dramatically on news the two fast-food companies are talking about joining forces, a move that could help the iconic coffee and doughnut chain improve its chances of expanding successfully in the U.S.It's not known what such a deal would be worth, but both stocks surged with U.S.-based Burger King (NYSE:BKW) ...

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Aug 26, 2014

Rangers want tools to handle Arctic warming

OTTAWA - A new report says global warming has so altered the Arctic that the Canadian Rangers — largely aboriginal reservists who patrol the North — need new equipment to navigate a vast ter...

Aug 26, 2014

Man can't challenge succession law: court

TORONTO - Ontario's top court says a Roman Catholic man can't challenge a royal succession law that he says discriminates against his religion.Bryan Teskey tried to ask the courts to strike ...

Aug 26, 2014

On-demand service 'Shomi' announced

TORONTO - Two of Canada's top telecommunications companies have teamed up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service they say can rival the current industry titan Netflix without canni...

Aug 26, 2014

Harper observing annual military exercise in the North

IQALUIT, Nunavut - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spending the last day of his annual Arctic tour observing part of military exercise called Operation Nanook 14.He's watching members of th...

Aug 26, 2014

Police chiefs don't endorse aboriginal women inquiry

VICTORIA - The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police has decided against endorsing a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.Instead, the association is calling on all l...

Aug 26, 2014

First Nation to review B.C. mine tailings pond

VANCOUVER - A B.C. company behind a tailings spill earlier this month has signed an agreement with a First Nation to review the tailings facility in a separate project.Imperial Metals (TSX:I...

Aug 26, 2014

RCMP allege parents sexually abused, starved kids

DAUPHIN, Man. - Police in western Manitoba have charged a couple with confining, starving and sexually abusing their children.RCMP spokeswoman Tara Seel said Mounties received a tip about ch...

Aug 26, 2014

Newfoundland appeals Churchill Falls loss

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador is appealing its latest loss in a decades-long fight with Quebec over Churchill Falls power.The Churchill Falls (Labrador) Corp. says it is appea...

Aug 26, 2014

Quebec calls inquiry into seniors' fire

Police and firefighters survey the damage after a fatal fire at a seniors residence in L'Isle-Verte, Que., Thursday, January 23, 2014. The Quebec government is calling an inquiry into the fire that killed 32 people at the seniors' residence. The inquiry will be headed by longtime coroner Cyrille Delage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

QUEBEC - The Quebec government is calling an inquiry into the fire that killed 32 people at a senior...

Aug 26, 2014

Probe launched into treatment of wounded vets

OTTAWA - Two military watchdogs are opening a joint investigation into how ill and injured soldiers are treated during their transition to civilian life.Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent and Can...

Aug 26, 2014

Some lawsuits against Russell Williams settled

Col. Russell Williams leaves court in Belleville, Ont., on October 21, 2010. A published report says sex-killer Russell Williams has reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victims. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

TORONTO - Sex-killer Russell Williams has reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victim...

Aug 26, 2014

No charges in Trudeau home incident

OTTAWA - Ottawa police say a man who entered Justin Trudeau's home earlier this month will not be charged.Police say they're satisfied that the intoxicated 19-year-old wandered into the wron...

Aug 26, 2014

Former Tory minister Marcel Masse dies

OTTAWA - Marcel Masse, a Quebec politician who served in the cabinet of Brian Mulroney, has died at the age of 78.Prime Minister Stephen Harper is tweeting his condolences to friends and fam...

Aug 26, 2014

Police chiefs, Ottawa talking pot

VICTORIA - The head of Canada's police chiefs says there have been talks over the past year with a number of members of government about letting police hand out tickets to people caught with...

Aug 26, 2014

Tim Hortons and Burger King to join forces

A Burger King sign and a Tim Hortons sign are displayed on St. Laurent Boulevard in Ottawa on Monday, August 25, 2014. Canada's iconic coffee chain Tim Hortons and Miami-based Burger King say they will join forces, but will operate as independent brands to form the world's third-largest quick service restaurant company. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OAKVILLE, Ont. - Miami-based Burger King is buying Canada's iconic coffee chain Tim Hortons for abou...

Aug 26, 2014

Competition creeping in for Bitcoin

When Jay Su got into cryptocurrency in October last year, he rejected the popular Bitcoin in favour of a lesser-known alternative, Litecoin.Bitcoin was on the rise that month, gaining mainst...

Aug 26, 2014

First Nations say Alberta silencing their voice

EDMONTON - Six aboriginal groups near Alberta's oilsands are wondering where they can voice their concerns about growing development after the government said they shouldn't be heard at a pr...

Aug 26, 2014

'Wolf of Wall Street' nominates PM to do ice bucket

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the second day of the State Department's 'Our Ocean' conference at the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has nominated Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the ice bucket challenge. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP, Cliff Owen

EDMONTON - Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has nominated Prime Minister Stephen Harper to do the ice bucket ...

Aug 25, 2014

Former Manitoba chief questions federal audit

WINNIPEG - A former Manitoba aboriginal leader accused by federal auditors of squandering thousands of dollars on travel and questionable expenses says he is being unfairly targeted.Murray C...

Aug 25, 2014

Mustard festival adds zest to Saskatchewan city

REGINA - A festival in the Saskatchewan capital on the weekend attracted all kinds of people curious to know if the culinary creations on offer cut the mustard.There were meat rubs, soups, d...

Aug 25, 2014

Police chiefs take no position on native women inquiry

VICTORIA - The head of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police says the organization has not been asked to endorse a public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and it has...

Aug 25, 2014

Wall backs public inquiry on missing women

CHARLOTTETOWN - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he doesn't know how long any level of government can ignore something like the murder of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl before looking at w...

Aug 25, 2014

Man in prison for Mountie deaths gets more passes

EDMONTON - A man convicted for his role in the shooting deaths of four Alberta Mounties is getting more unescorted, temporary absences from prison.The Parole Board of Canada says Shawn Henne...

Aug 25, 2014

Andre Bellavance quits the Bloc Quebecois

OTTAWA - Veteran Bloc Quebecois MP Andre Bellavance announced Monday that he too is quitting the embattled sovereigntist party because he can't work with its new leader.Bellavance said he wi...

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