** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 0.01 percent to 17,234.49
** Leading the index were NovaGold Resources Inc , up 7.1%, Corus Entertainment Inc , up 5.8%, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd , higher by 5.6%.
** Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc , down 10.7%, Hexo Corp, down 9.3%, and BRP Inc, lower by 3.7%.
** On the TSX 120 issues rose and 106 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 20 new highs and 3 new lows, with total volume of 192.2 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Encana Corp and First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
** The TSX’s energy group fell 1.02 points, or 0.7%, while the financials sector slipped 0.07 points, or 0.0%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.64%, or $0.38, to $59.18 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.43% , or $0.28, to $65.09 [O/R]
** The TSX is up 1% for the year.