February 5, 2009 / 9:14 PM / 9 years ago

CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as resources show strength

TORONTO, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index closed higher for a third straight session on Thursday in a broad rally led by strength in the key energy and materials groups, which rose on higher commodity prices.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 162.76 points, or 1.87 percent, to unofficially close at 8,855.85, with nine of the index's main groups higher. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; editing by Peter Galloway)

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