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TSX rises 0.16% to 16,909.38


* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises  0.16 percent to 16,909.38 

* Leading the index were Wesdome Gold Mines Ltd , up 6.1%, Semafo Inc , up 4.6%, and Exchange Income Corp , higher by 4.5%.

* Lagging shares were Hudbay Minerals Inc , down 9.1%, Bombardier Inc, down 5.8%, and Intertape Polymer Group Inc, lower by 5.5%.

* On the TSX 117 issues rose and 107 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 14 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 230.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Prairiesky Royalty Ltd , Bombardier Inc  and Encana Corp.

* The TSX's energy group  fell 1.28 points, or 0.9%, while the financials sector climbed 0.29 points, or 0.1%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.09%, or $0.05, to $56.81 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.18% , or $0.11, to $62.07

* The TSX is up 18.1% for the year.

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