CANADA STOCKS-Resource issues help power TSX to big rally
* Benchmark index rises 4.8 percent
* Energy stocks up 7 pct as oil rises
* Materials shares gain 10 pct as gold price soars
* Loblaw up 6 pct after quarterly results
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By Jennifer Kwan
TORONTO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index soared toward the end of Thursday's session, closing nearly 5 percent higher as energy and materials issues rose with commodity prices and on hopes the market is close to finding a bottom.
The benchmark index see-sawed through a huge 780-point range from trough to peak as it tried to find its footing in a choppy session.
Among heavily weighted stocks that helped push the index higher were EnCana Corp (ECA.TO: Quote), up 8.7 percent at C$58.11, and Goldcorp (G.TO: Quote), which rose 16.9 percent to C$27.99. Continued...