TSX rises 0.79% to 18,837.40

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Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rises to a record high

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.79 percent to 18,837.40

* Leading the index were Linamar Corp , up 10.8%, Ballard Power Systems Inc​, up 10.1%, and Aphria Inc​, higher by 9.9%.

* Lagging shares were Ivanhoe Mines Ltd​​, down 10.9%, Artis Real Estate Investment Trust​, down 4.3%, and Osisko Mining Inc​, lower by 3.6%.

* On the TSX 153 issues rose and 63 fell as a 2.4-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 37 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 185.7 million shares.

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

* The TSX's energy group rose 1.14 points, or 0.9%, while the financials sector climbed 0.32 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.62%, or $1.69, to $66.13 a barrel. Brent crude rose 2.74%, or $1.86, to $69.76 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 8.1% for the year.