TSX rises 0.55% to 18,954.75

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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 0.55 percent to 18,954.75

* Leading the index were Shaw Communications Inc , up 41.6%, Aphria Inc​, up 10.9%, and Cameco Corp​, higher by 7.9%.

* Lagging shares were Trillium Therapeutics Inc​​, down 7.4%, ARC Resources Ltd​, down 5.6%, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd​, lower by 5.5%.

* On the TSX 131 issues rose and 86 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 23 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 265.6 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Shaw Communications Inc, Suncor Energy Inc and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

* The TSX's energy group fell 1.55 points, or 1.2%, while the financials sector slipped 1.05 points, or 0.3%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.5%, or $0.33, to $65.28 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.71%, or $0.49, to $68.73 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 8.7% for the year.