TSX falls 0.41% to 17,551.26

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.41 percent to 17,551.26

* Leading the index were TransAlta Renewables Inc , up 5.9%, Silvercrest Metals Inc​, up 3.8%, and OceanaGold Corp​, higher by 3.8%.

* Lagging shares were Ballard Power Systems Inc​​, down 6.2%, Aurora Cannabis Inc​, down 6.2%, and Canopy Growth Corp​, lower by 5.6%.

* On the TSX 87 issues rose and 128 fell as a 0.7-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 9 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 128.2 million shares.

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

* The TSX's energy group fell 0.27 points, or 0.3%, while the financials sector climbed 0.92 points, or 0.3%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.76%, or $0.36, to $47.98 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.37%, or $0.19, to $51.05 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 2.9% for the year.