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CANADA STOCKS-TSX hits record closing high as Tim Hortons jumps

TORONTO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
reached a record closing high on Monday as shares of Tim Hortons
Inc shot up after the coffee chain confirmed it was in
merger talks with Burger King.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 63.19 points, or 0.41 percent,
at 15,598.74. Eight of the 10 main sectors on the index were
higher.

 (Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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