August 26, 2014 / 8:09 PM / 3 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends higher as Tim Hortons shares jump

TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose
on Tuesday as shares of Tim Hortons Inc climbed after
the coffee chain said it planned to merge with Burger King
Worldwide Inc in a C$12.64 billion ($11.53 billion)
deal.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 unofficially closed up 20.47 points, or 0.13 percent,
at 15,619.21. Seven of the 10 main sectors on the index were
higher.

 (Reporting by John Tilak)

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