CANADA STOCKS-TSX tumbles from 14-month high to end lower
* TSX falls 143.18 points to 11,636.55
* Earlier touched highest level since Sept. 2008
* Gold and oil issues headline retreat (Adds details, comments and official numbers)
By Frank Pingue
TORONTO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell on Thursday, snapping a two-session advance, as a decline in commodity prices erased an earlier rally that had lifted the resource-heavy index to its highest level in over 14 months.
Shares of EnCana Corp ECA.TO, which headlined the decline, ended down 4.4 percent at C$28.81. The slide came a day after EnCana completed its split into separate gas and oil businesses. [ID:nN30251304]
Talisman Energy TLM.TO shares fell 2.7 percent to C$18.42, while Nexen Inc NXY.TO dropped 1.9 percent to C$25.26. The drag in energy shares came as the price of oil slipped on weak U.S. service sector data and rising U.S. crude inventories. [O/R]
Also contributing to the broader decline was a slide by gold miners, which fell as the price gold backed away from a record high [ID:nGEE5B20XL].
Shares of Barrick Gold Corp ABX.TO slid 2 percent to C$49.42, while Goldcorp G.TO fell 1.5 percent to C$47.48. Continued...