SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX fell 60.45 points, or 0.41 percent, to 14,667.83.
Leading the index were Nuvista Energy Ltd , up 10.7 percent, Aphria Inc , up 8.9 percent, and Trican Well Service Ltd , higher by 6.7 percent.
Lagging shares were Maxar Technologies Ltd , down 6.9 percent, WestJet Airlines Ltd, down 5.4 percent, and Baytex Energy Corp, lower by 3.9 percent.
On the TSX 94 issues rose and 145 fell as a 0.6-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and 27 new lows, with total volume of 275.2 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Aphria Inc and Bombardier Inc.
The TSX’s energy group fell 2.17 points, or 1.48 percent, while the financials sector slipped 1.91 points, or 0.69 percent.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.41 percent, or $0.72, to $51.72 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.5 percent, or $0.3, to $60.27 [O/R]
The TSX is off 9.5 percent for the year.
Reporting by Noel Randewich