** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.39 percent to 17,235.57
** Leading the index were Aritzia Inc , up 14.5%, Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 6.8%, and Hexo Corp , higher by 6.6%.
** Lagging shares were Canada Goose Holdings Inc , down 4.2%, Teck Resources Ltd, down 3.0%, and NovaGold Resources Inc, lower by 2.9%.
** On the TSX 147 issues rose and 75 fell as a 2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 22 new highs and 1 new low, with total volume of 222.5 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Baytex Energy Corp and Encana Corp.
** The TSX’s energy group rose 1.29 points, or 0.9%, while the financials sector climbed 0.54 points, or 0.2%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures were flat%, or $0, to $59.61 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.08% , or $0.05, to $65.39 [O/R]
** The TSX is up 1% for the year.