TSX falls 0.22% to 18,628.29

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.22 percent to 18,628.29

* Leading the index were Vermilion Energy Inc , up 6.3%, MEG Energy Corp​, up 5.2%, and Imperial Oil Ltd​, higher by 5.2%.

* Lagging shares were Lithium Americas Corp​​, down 7.6%, Sunopta Inc​, down 7.4%, and Village Farms International Inc​, lower by 7.1%.

* On the TSX 77 issues rose and 150 fell as a 0.5-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 5 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 237.2 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Tc Energy Corp, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd and Toronto-dominion Bank.

* The TSX's energy group rose 3.85 points, or 3.4%, while the financials sector climbed 0.58 points, or 0.2%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 5.37%, or $3.1, to $60.86 a barrel. Brent crude rose 5.48%, or $3.33, to $64.12 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 6.9% for the year.