Archives for the month of: August, 2014


Please take this poll:


What do you look for when shopping for a new home?

>> Awesome upgrades
>> Move-in ready condition
>> Location, location, location!
>> No smaller than a mini-mansion
>> Other

How long does it take you to completely unpack after moving in?

>> 3 days – I’m an unpacking MACHINE!
>> I need a full month just to figure out where to put everything!
>> 3 months – I use the boxes as end tables!
>> NEVER! I still haven’t unpacked everything from the last move.
>> Other

The one luxury that I would pay extra for when looking for a home:

>> An indoor swimming pool or hot tub
>> Heated bathroom floors (no more cold feet!)
>> A heated driveway … No more shovelling!
>> A home cinema room
>> Other

Is it important to own a house?

>> 1. Yes, owning a home is an investment that will pay off.
>> 2. No, I’d rather save my money and rent.
>> 3. No, I can’t afford to buy a home.
>> 4. I don’t know.

Is now a good time to buy a house?

>> Yes, prices will continue to rise.
>> No, Canada is facing a housing bubble and prices will eventually fall.
>> I don’t know.

Looking for a Cheap Place to Live in Canada? These are the 10 Cheapest Cities

How much can I afford calculator – Mortgages | BMO Bank of Montreal



Too much debt? Canadians don’t care!

Canadians still piling on consumer debt – but at a slower pace

Have your say:

How many credit cards should one person have?

>> Just one. Credit cards should only be used for emergency situations.

>> As many as you can. Credit cards are a great way to make purchases and get great rewards.

>> None. You should never buy anything on credit.


10. Quebec City

Median total income: $81,900

9. Gatineau

Median total income: $84,500

The Ontario portion of the region may have a higher income, but Gatineau had a better unemployment rate of 6.4 per cent in June

8. Greater Sudbury/Grand Sudbury, Ont.

Median total income: $85,440

7. Oshawa, Ont.

Median total income: $86,160

6. St. Johns, Nfld.

Median total income: $87,150

5. Saskatoon, Sask.

Median total income: $87,410

4. Regina, Sask.

Median total income: $91,200

3. Edmonton, Alta.

Median total income: $96,030

2. Ottawa

Median total income: $98,110

1. Calgary, Alta.

Median total income: $98,300



According to the Bank of Canada’s Summer 2014 Business Outlook Survey, 22 per cent of businesses claim their company is facing a shortage in workers. But other reports have called Canada’s labour shortage a myth.

Business Outlook Survey

Labour, skills shortage in Canada? Budget watchdog says no
Parliamentary Budget Office’s Mostafa Askari says warnings from Prime Minister Stephen Harper not supported by PBO’s statistics

Either way, some businesses have taken to tackling this issue by encouraging workers to work past retirement and have asked others to work more overtime rather than find replacements, according to the Fraser Institute’s report:

Fraser Institute: Do Labour Shortages Exist in Canada?
Reconciling the Views of Employers and Economists

Related topic:
Biggest Salary Increases In 2015:
Alberta (3.1%) and Saskatchewan (2.9%) will lead the country with projected overall base salary increases higher than the national average

Provinces where employees work the most hours:

10. Quebec

Average actual hours worked per week: 31.9

Quebecers worked an average of 0.2 hours less than the year before, topping off their fifth year of being at the bottom of this hardest-working list. Unfortunately, over the past three decades, the province has seen its economic performance decline as a result of lagging labour productivity, according to the HEC Montréal Centre for Productivity and Prosperity

9. British Columbia

Average actual hours worked per week: 32.6

British Columbia workers were on the job 0.1 hours less than the year before, topping off their fifth consecutive year of working less than the Canadian average. Finding a job in the province has also become more difficult — July’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 per cent from 6.2 per cent in June, according to Statistics Canada.

British Columbia’s government has remained focused on improving the province’s productivity, which has consistently lagged the national average by about 10 per cent, according to the Business Council of British Columbia. The province has promising assets, including needed resources such as lumber and shale gas, but its major economic driver, lumber, was hampered by the slow housing market in the U.S. The government has focused its efforts on B.C.’s natural gas industry with hopes of shipping it to Asian markets.

8. Nova Scotia

Average actual hours worked per week: 32.8

For the first time in five years, Nova Scotian workers were on the job less than an average of 33 hours. The previous year, employees worked 33.3 hours — the least amount of hours among Maritime provinces. Work has become harder to find in Nova Scotia — the province’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.4 per cent in July from 8.7 per cent the month before.

Nova Scotia’s economy has performed the worst across the country for the last 20 years, according to TheGlobe and Mail. A recent report by Acadia University also found that the province’s population will continue to decline over the next 20 years with young people moving away to pursue work elsewhere. But the tide could be turning. The province’s economy is expected to grow by 2.3 per cent this year thanks to natural gas production in its Deep Panuke offshore field and upgrades to the Halifax shipyard in preparation for the navy ship building contract that begins in 2015, according to the Conference Board of Canada.

6. Ontario (tied)

Ontario’s workers worked fewer hours in 2013 compared to the year before (when they worked 33.7 hours). Over the past five years, Ontario’s employees have worked slightly more hours than the national average and fewer workers are being paid to put in overtime hours. Ontario’s unemployment rate held steady in July at 7.5 per cent.

Ontario’s economy, which has lost manufacturing jobs over the years, is dragging down Canada’s economic potential, according to Finance Minister Joe Oliver. However, Premier Kathleen Wynne has pledged to eliminate the province’s $12.5 billion deficit within three years. In the province’s latest predictions, Ontario’s economy will continue to see slow growth due to the aging population.

6. Manitoba (tied)

Average actual hours worked per week: 33.5

Manitoba’s workers tie Ontario for the number of hours worked. There was a 0.4 hours drop from the number of hours worked in the previous year, but Manitobans are on the job slightly longer than the national average of 33.4. In July, Manitoba boasted an unemployment rate of just 5.3 per cent.

Manitoba boasts a diverse economy, which served it well during the recession, and it’s looking to diversify further by developing a potash mine in the western part of the province, according to CBC News. Currently, the manufacturing sector accounts for the largest industry in the province (contributing 12 per cent of the province’s GDP) with plants for home construction, such as doors, windows and furniture found across the province.

Manitoba Business Facts

5. New Brunswick

Average actual hours worked per week: 34.1

In 2013, New Brunswick workers put in 0.5 less hours than the year. Unemployment is high in New Brunswick with the rate reaching 10 per cent in July, up from 9.6 per cent in June.

The province’s economy has been struggling for years and its labour productivity needs be improved, according to the Conference Board of Canada. But there is hope: New Brunswick’s shale gas reserves offer the potential to turn the province’s fortunes around, says federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver.

4. Prince Edward Island

Average actual hours worked per week: 33.9

Long hours are normal for workers in P.E.I., but the situation has improved slightly — average hours worked was 34.1 in 2012. While unemployment remains high at 9.4 per cent, the province saw a slight 0.4 percentage point drop in July from June.

P.E.I. relies heavily on natural resource industries, such as agriculture and fishing. This year, growth is expected to be slow at 1.4 per cent due to a contraction in the construction industry, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Also, the potato industry recently took a hit with the closing of the McCain French Fry plant, which led to the loss of 121 jobs. But within the last decade, many investors from China moved to P.E.I. to start their own businesses.

3. Newfoundland and Labrador

Average actual hours worked per week: 34.7

Newfoundlanders have consistently worked longer hours over the last five years. In 2012, hours worked reached an average of 35.3 before dipping in 2012. While the Maritime province is one of the hardest working provinces in the nation, July unemployment remained high at a rate of 12.4 per cent. However, wages have steadily risen to counter a change in labour demand, according to a recent report by the Fraser Institute.

For years, Newfoundland was known as one of Canada’s poorest provinces, but its economy has reversed fortunes thanks to oil production. Revenues from the industry have contributed to the fastest GDP growth rate in Canada (7.9 per cent), outpacing even China’s economic growth. Along with a booming economy, Newfoundland has faced a labour shortage, leading to a reliance on temporary foreign workers.

2. Saskatchewan

Average actual hours worked per week: 35.5

In 2013, Saskatchewan workers put in long hours, though their work time did not increase from the year before. In July, the province claimed the lowest unemployment rate in the country at 3.2 per cent, a slight decline from 3.9 per cent in June. There’s been a dramatic 60 per cent increase over the last decade in the number of workers who’ve worked paid overtime, outpacing the average Canadian paid overtime increase of 3.3 per cent.

Saskatchewan harnesses the its natural resources to drive its economy with goods such as grains, potash and uranium. Since 2010, the economy has outpaced all other provinces, but that’s expected to change, predicts the Conference Board of Canada. Uranium mining, construction and manufacturing are all expected to pick up and it’s also expected that the province will add more jobs.

1. Alberta

Average actual hours worked per week: 35.8

Workers in Alberta’s major cities earn the highest incomes in the country and they also work the hardest too. There was a slight 0.2 hour drop in the average hours worked in 2013 compared to 2012, but the hours employees worked rose from 34.3 in 2009. Paid overtime rose by 57 per cent in the last decade with many workers older than 55 working 50 hour work weeks or more. Alberta boasted a low unemployment rate of 4.7 per cent in July.

According to a report by the Conference Board of Canada, Alberta has the strongest economy in Canada thanks to the oil industry. The provincial government is expecting the upcoming 2014-2015 budget to see a surplus position of $1.1 billion. It’s also predicted that within the next three years, Alberta will have the second-largest provincial economy.


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Polar Bears Begin Seal Hunting On Frozen Icepacks In Northern Canada
A Polar Bear plays with a bush on the tundra while waiting for the Hudson Bay to freeze 14 November 2007 outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Polar Bears return every year to Churchill, the Polar Bear capital of the world, to hunt for seals on the icepack until the Spring thaw.

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Polar bear cub Taiga shakes water off her head as she plays in a pool Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Aquarium Park in Quebec City, Canada.

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Taiga was transferred from the Saint-Felicien zoo on Nov. 16, 2011 and will be officially introduced to the public in a few day.

A Polar Bear looks up as the sound of the camera catches his ear on the edge of Hudson Bay aheasd of the full freeze-over 14 November 2007 outside Churchill, Mantioba, Canada. Polar Bears return every year to Churchill, the Polar Bear capital of the world, where they remain hunting for seals on the icepack until the Spring thaw.
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A Polar Bear walks on part of a frozen lake migrating North 14 November 2007 as Hudson Bay freezes outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Thousands of Polar Bears return to the Canadian icepack to hunt for seals every year at this time and remain on the frozen area until the spring thaw.
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A mother Polar Bear and her cubs wait on the tundra for the Hudson Bay to freeze 14 November 2007 outside Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. Polar Bears return to Churchill, the Polar Bear capital of the world, to hunt for seals on the icepack every year at this time and remain on the icepack feeding on seals until the Spring thaw.
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They’re etched onto canadian coins, are part of Canada’s national identity and lure tourists to the Arctic every year, but the majestic Canadian polar bear could pose a significant risk to northern communities if climate change continues to wreak havoc on its natural habitat.
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A mother polar bear and her cubs sleep on the tundra on the edge of the Hudson Bay waiting for the bay to freeze over, 13 November 2007, outside Churchill, Mantioba.
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Polar bears in Canada’s Hudson Bay area are battling for survival, as climate change reduces the time they can hunt for food, warn environmentalists and locals in Churchill, the self-proclaimed polar capital of the world.

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Calgary, AB – While roughly half of Albertans claim to have never tried marijuana, a majority of the province’s residents are in favour of legalization, a new Insights West poll has found.

In the online survey of a representative provincial sample, 52% of Albertans support the legalization of marijuana, while 42% are opposed.

Support for marijuana legalization is highest among men (61%) and residents aged 35-to-54 (57%), and lowest among women (45%) and residents aged 55 and over (47%).

Read more …


What do you think? Should marijuana be legal in Canada?


Subway Lobster Sandwich

It has chunks of lobster meat mixed with mayonnaise, customizable with any of Subway’s options.

What makes it Canadian?

It uses Atlantic Canada lobster, and it’s only available in Canada.

330 calories, 9 grams of fat, and 650 mg of sodium

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McDonald’s BLT Bagel

Toasted bagel, bacon, lettuce, tomato, creamy sauce

What makes it Canadian?

Only available in Canada (and bacon!)

Description: Enjoy the taste of hickory-smoked bacon, sliced tomato and crisp lettuce, topped with creamy mayonnaise-style sauce served on your choice of one of our regular or multigrain bagels baked fresh daily.

500 calories, 19 grams of fat and 920 mg of sodium


KFC Big Boss

Two breaded chicken fillets, KFC’s special sauce, cheddar, lettuce, pickles and onions

What makes it Canadian?

It’s only available in Canada

600 calories, 30 grams of fat, 900 mg of sodium


KFC Poutine

KFC signature fries, gravy and cheese curds

What makes it Canadian?

You don’t really need to ask on this one

860 calories, 48 grams of fat, 2450 mg of sodium


Burger King Maple BBQ Whopper

A classic Whopper, alongside hardwood smoked bacon, Canadian cheddar and a maple barbecue sauce

What makes it Canadian?

Only available in Canada (and the maple flavour, of course)

As a limited-time option, no nutritional information is available, but a Whopper with cheese is 710 calories, 42 grams of fat and 1380 mg of sodium


McDonald’s McCafé Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Blueberry and pomegranate puree, ice and yogurt (optional)

What makes it Canadian?

Originally introduced in Canada, it’s now everywhere. But let’s just say blueberries

210 calories, 0.5 grams of fat and 30 mg of sodium

McDonald’s McFlurries


Vanilla soft serve ice cream and a variety of “toppings” (like Oreo, M&Ms, Rolo, etc.)

What makes it Canadian?

It was invented in New Brunswick!

It all depends on your flavour, but if you get the Oreo option with fudge (pictured), it’s 630 calories, 20 grams of fat and 370 mg of sodium

Pizza Hut Cheesy Beef Poutine Pizza

Pizza Hut Beef

What’s inside: Pizza Hut crust with fries, cheese curds, steak and mozzarella on top
What makes it Canadian: The poutine idea (but it might stop there)
Can I still get it?: No, but you can get a Cheesy Poutine pizza
What’s the damage?: One slice has 320 calories, 15 grams of fat and 330 milligrams of sodium

Pizza Hut Creamy Butter Chicken Pizza

Chicken pizza

What’s inside: Pizza Hut crust with butter chicken sauce, grilled chicken strips, roasted red peppers, red onion and mozzarella
What makes it Canadian: We actually totally back this, because it represents one of the many foods Canadians really eat
Can I still get it?: Yes
What’s the damage?: Approximately the same as the poutine one: 320 calories, 15 grams of fat and 330 milligrams of sodium.

Taco Bell Fries Surpreme
What’s inside: French fries covered with seasoned ground beef, nacho cheese sauce, tomatoes, chives and sour cream
What makes it Canadian: Only available in Canada and Mexico
Can I still get it?: Yes
What’s the damage?: 530 calories, 30 grams of fat and 1690 mg of sodium

Zinger Double Down
What’s inside: Two double-breaded and spiced chicken fillets, spicy mayo, processed cheese and two pieces of bacon
What makes it Canadian: The bacon, we suppose (and KFC Canada invented it!)
Can I still get it?: No, it was available for a limited time
What’s the damage?: 600 calories, 35.7 grams of fat and 2058 mg of sodium, according to Lifehacker

McDonald’s Traditional Breakfast
What’s inside: Two eggs, three slices of bacon and two pieces of toast
What makes it Canadian: It’s only available in Quebec
Can I still get it?: Yes (but in Quebec)
What’s the damage?: 650 calories, 50 grams of fat and 1140 mg of sodium


McDonald’s McLobster
What’s inside: Atlantic lobster meat, celery, salad dressing and lettuce on a roll
What makes it Canadian: The Atlantic lobster
Can I still get it?: Probably not — it’s usually just in Atlantic Canada for the summer, though it was in Ontario last summer too
What’s the damage?: As a limited time edition, nutritional information is not available
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McDonald’s Poutine
What’s inside: McDonald’s fries, gravy and cheese curds
What makes it Canadian: You know this one! (Also, only available at Canadian McDonald’s)
Can I still get it?: You bet you can
What’s the damage?: 510 calories, 30 grams of fat, and 1010 mg of sodium
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Wendy’s Poutine
What’s inside: Fries, sea salt, Canadian cheese curds and a “poutine sauce”
What makes it Canadian: The poutine. Plus, it’s only available in Canada.
Can I still get it?: Yes
What’s the damage?: 660 calories, 37 grams of fat, and 1410 mg of sodium
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My question : why do conservatives reject a national inquiry of missing or murdered aboriginal women?


Prime Minister Stephen Harper rules out inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, says murders a “crimes” not “sociological phenomenon.”

Harper’s characterization of this ongoing national tragedy completely disregards the scope of the crisis, which was confirmed only months ago by an RCMP report

If the prime minister would take the time to consult even the most rudimentary criminology textbook, he would find that crime is a social phenomenon shaped by powerful historical and social forces. Inequality among different populations in society is one of these forces. In Canada, it is a well-established fact that aboriginal peoples, who face much more poverty and unemployment than the national average, are more likely to be victims of violent crimes than other Canadians, a situation that has long been documented by Statistics Canada.

Indigenous women, in particular, disproportionately experience violent victimization. According to the most recent, 2009, General Social Survey, aboriginal women are three times more likely to experience violent victimization than non-aboriginal women in Canada.

Yet, the prime minister downplayed the undeniable and well-documented reality that social inequality and violent victimization are closely linked in his suggestion that the issue of missing and murdered aboriginal women is simply about “crime.”

Source: The Star

Canada has made “notable efforts” to improve the social and economic well-being of indigenous people, but needs to do much more to improve their overall living conditions, says a report by a United Nations human rights envoy.

The RCMP confirmed the shocking details Friday that show the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women over the past three decades is much higher than what was originally thought.

Do we need an inquiry?

Tina Fontaine says: I remain unconvinced as to its merits … An inquiry will only help if it has action attached and if it shifts power into the hands of indigenous women, meaning it is led by indigenous women. Such a process will only be meaningful if it has the scope and power to illuminate the multi-layered systemic failures which contribute to this relentless violence. Working across jurisdictional divisions and levels of governmental responsibility in the child welfare system, the justice system, the education system and the systems of transportation and housing, we need to find some semblance of accountability toward indigenous girls and women.

We need to stop the killing of native girls … We need to put an end to the abduction of indigenous women … We need an end to treating violence as mundane.

Treating our deaths as unremarkable is a form of violence that needs to stop along with the murders themselves. Taking steps to end the violence now is the only route to justice.

Source: Tina Fontaine’s death shows how little is being done for indigenous women


The Gap in the Gender Gap: Violence Against Women in Canada.
“The data that does exist tells us three things very clearly: this problem is big, it comes at a high cost, and we are making little or no progress in putting a stop to it,” McInturff says in her study.

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Got Milk? Yes
Chocolate milk in your Iced Capp

Not only does it give your regular drink a kick, but for those of you who aren’t fans of that coffee taste, the chocolate milk does a good job of disguising it.

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Make Your Bagels More Exciting
Additional veggies and salt and pepper on your bagels
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No, this won’t cost you extra, but it will make your cream cheese and bagel taste better. Some readers shared their favourite combos including: a bagel with cream cheese, tomato slices, salt and pepper (for hangovers), a bagel with herb and garlic cream cheese topped with cucumbers and tomatoes, and a bagel with cheddar cheese, tomato, salt and pepper, cucumber and lettuce. Note, extras will cost extras.

A “Cheap Mocha”
Half hot chocolate/half coffee
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This is basically like a cheap mocha. The next time you decide to get your regular Double Double, ask for half hot chocolate. One reader mentioned asking for whipped cream as well.

When Your Croissant Is Fattier
Croissant with cheese and butter HEATED
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Yes, you probably already feel a little guilty indulging in a cheese or butter croissant, but to make things even better (and fattier), ask your server to heat your croissant with a slice of Swiss cheese or with just straight up butter. Drool.

The Chocolate Explosion
Chocolate whipped cream on your hot chocolate
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If the regular hot chocolate isn’t chocolatey enough for your liking, add chocolate whipped cream.

Hot Water
Plain hot water
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If, for whatever reason you just want a cup of hot water (maybe for your instant noodles?), just ask. Sometimes, it will be free, but most of the time you will have to pay a fee.

Mint, Please
Mint with your Iced Capps
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Missing out on some freshness? The next time you order an Iced Capp, ask for a shot of mint flavour as well.

Warm Doughnuts
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Yup, simple as that. If you want to take your doughnut to the next level, ask your server to warm it up for you in the toaster or the microwave. People of the web advise a warm sour glazed doughnut as the winner.

Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich
A hashbrown IN your sandwich
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If you want to add additional calories to your breakfast sandwich, ask for a hash brown to be put right in the middle. However, we don’t advise this off-the-menu hack during rush hour. Just order them separately and do it yourself.

Spicy Bagel
Barbecue sauce on your bagel
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For chains that carry barbecue sauce and those of you with BBQ-loving taste buds, ask your server for barbecue sauce on your bagel with cream cheese. We hear it’s delicious.

Timbits … For Your Pet
A free Timbit
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We had one reader and former employee tell us people would ask for Timbits for their pets. We’re only wondering if the “‘pets” were actually pets. However, one employee told us Timbits on their own are 25 cents and this free Timbit scenario doesn’t always work.

Skip The Cream Cheese Altogether
Ask: Peanut butter
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While Tim Hortons may be known for their flavoured cream cheeses, one reader told us you can also ask for peanut butter on your bagels — a raisin bagel with peanut butter tastes the best.

Tea Tea Tea
Mixing two teas together
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For a new take on teas, try a peppermint and green tea combination or a green tea and honey lemon combo if you have a cold. Mixing tea bags will cost you an additional 10 cents.

Grilled Cheese With Extras
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Your grilled cheese may already come with tomatoes and bacon, but you can also ask for additional veggies like lettuce and cucumbers to make a grilled sandwich.

Half And Half
Half chili and half lasagna
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Half and halfs aren’t just for drinks anymore. If your Tim Hortons location still sells chili and lasagna (or brings it back this fall/winter) ask for a half and half.

The Veggie Sandwich Is Still There, Folks
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You may not see the veggie sandwich (cucumber, lettuce and tomato on a bun) on the menu anymore, but you can still order it either on a bun or bagel.

Extra Patties
Play around with your breakfast sandwich
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Besides adding a hash brown to your breakfast sandwich, some readers even get away with asking for extra patties or more egg — for an additional cost, of course.

Specialty Lattes
Tea in your latte
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You can also ask for the addition of a tea bag or flavour shot in your latte or hot beverage. Chai tea latte anyone?

Whipped Cream All Day
Whipped cream on anything
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On your latte, hot chocolate, Iced Capp, whatever you’re in the mood for, ask your server for whipped cream on top.

Get A Panino Instead
Ask for your sandwich to be a panino
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If you have a favourite Tim Hortons sandwich (BLT, ham and Swiss, veggie etc.), ask the server to make it as a panino. You may get charged extra, but your sandwich will taste 10 times better “grilled.”


A prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

Employees stand in front of a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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A man orders food and a coffee from a touch screen while seated at his table in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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A prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Touch screens show the progress of your order in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Alana Ziemski works behind the bar in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Alana Ziemski pours cold brew coffee behind the bar where beer taps are also available in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Michelle Siman works behind a display of doughnuts in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Michelle Siman wears a new uniform while typing an order in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Marc Caira, right, president and CEO of Tim Hortons and David Clanachan, COO of Tim Hortons, order coffee in a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Employees stand in front of a prototype of a Tim Hortons “Restaurant of the Future” at the company’s owners conference in Toronto on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
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Related topic:

Tim Hortons, Burger King confirm talks for potential ‘strategic transaction’

“Tim Hortons and Burger King each have strong franchisee networks and iconic brands that are loved by their respective consumers,” the companies said in a statement.