TSX rises 0.17% to 17,623.88

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.17 percent to 17,623.88

* Leading the index were TransAlta Renewables Inc , up 6.5%, TransAlta Corp​, up 4.9%, and Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc​, higher by 4.8%.

* Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc​​, down 5.0%, Canopy Growth Corp​, down 4.7%, and Aphria Inc​, lower by 3.8%.

* On the TSX 126 issues rose and 92 fell as a 1.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 6 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 96.0 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Canadian Imperial Bank Of Commerce, Power Corporation Of Canada and Tc Energy Corp.

* The TSX's energy group fell 0.70 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector climbed 0.36 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.37%, or $0.18, to $48.3 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.2%, or $0.1, to $51.3 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 3.3% for the year.