TSX rises 0.2% to 18,422.24

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.20 percent to 18,422.24

* Leading the index were Vermilion Energy Inc , up 13.7%, New Gold Inc​, up 12.5%, and MEG Energy Corp​, higher by 12.4%.

* Lagging shares were Ballard Power Systems Inc​​, down 6.3%, Trillium Therapeutics Inc​, down 5.0%, and Cronos Group Inc​, lower by 4.7%.

* On the TSX 105 issues rose and 108 fell as a 1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 17 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 220.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Suncor Energy Inc, Cenovus Energy Inc and Air Canada.

* The TSX's energy group rose 5.43 points, or 5.1%, while the financials sector climbed 1.71 points, or 0.5%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 4.14%, or $2.45, to $61.69 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.69%, or $2.32, to $65.23 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 5.7% for the year.