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NATIONAL NEWS

Parent of Tim Hortons to buy Popeyes restaurant chain for $1.8 billion
OAKVILLE, Ont. - The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King says it will pay US$1.8 billion cash to buy the Popeyes chain of chicken restaurants in a friendly deal.
Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) is offering US$79 per share of Popeyes, best known for its Louisiana-style fried chicken.



SPORTS NEWS

Canadian men fall two places to No. 20 in latest world rugby rankings
TORONTO - Canada has dropped two places to No 20 in World Rugby's latest rankings in the wake of a 51-34 loss to the visiting U.S. Eagles.
It's the biggest drop in the new rankings, along with that of No. 34 Poland.



BUSINESS NEWS

Parent of Tim Hortons to buy Popeyes restaurant chain for $1.8 billion
OAKVILLE, Ont. - The parent company of Tim Hortons and Burger King says it will pay US$1.8 billion cash to buy the Popeyes chain of chicken restaurants in a friendly deal.
Restaurant Brands International (TSX:QSR) is offering US$79 per share of Popeyes, best known for its Louisiana-style fried chicken.



ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Stuart McLean is shown in an undated handout image. McLean, a bestselling author, journalist and humorist who entertained millions as host of the popular CBC Radio program ``The Vinyl Cafe,'' has died. He was 68. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-CBC MANDATORY CREDIT
Stuart McLean, host of CBC Radio's 'Vinyl Cafe,' dead at 68
TORONTO - Stuart McLean, a bestselling author, journalist and humorist who was "firmly committed to celebrating the positive, joyful and funny side of life" through his popular CBC Radio program "The Vinyl Cafe," has died. He was 68.
His death was confirmed by the CBC.



HEALTH NEWS

Canadian Press NewsAlert: B.C., Ottawa sign health agreement worth $1.4 billion
RICHMOND, B.C. - British Columbia and the federal government have reached a 10-year, $1.4 billion health-funding agreement.
Federal Health Minister Jane Philpott says the funding includes $785 million for better home care and more than $650 million for mental-health initiatives.