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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (16,588.85, up 12.65 points).

Black Iron Inc. (TSX:BKI). Materials. Up three cents, or 27.27 per cent, to 14 cents on 4.9 million shares.

Prometic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Health care. Unchanged at two cents on 4.5 million shares.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank. (TSX:TD). Financials. Up 20 cents, or 0.26 per cent, to $77.74 on 2.6 million shares.

Bank of Nova Scotia. (TSX:BNS). Financials. Up four cents, or 0.06 per cent, to $71.20 on 2.3 million shares.

OceanaGold Corp. (TSX:OGC). Materials. Down 20 cents, or 5.62 per cent, to $3.36 on 1.9 million shares.

Inter Pipeline Ltd. (TSX:IPL). Energy. Up four cents, or 0.18 per cent, to $21.71 on 1.6 million shares.

 

Business news:

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales were up 10.4 per cent in June compared with last year as the market continued a moderate spring rebound. It says the Greater Toronto Area saw 8,860 sales through the Multiple Listing Service system in the month, up from 8,024 in the same month last year. The rise in sales, combined with a very slight dip in new listings, helped push the average selling price up three per cent to $832,703. Sales data for the month falls roughly in line with trends for the first half of the year, which saw sales up 8.5 per cent and the average selling price climb 2.4 per cent.

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia utility's destruction of a migratory bird nest while clearing trees is again raising questions about the precautions industry should take in the province's forests during nesting seasons. Landowners in Bear River, N.S., documented the downed nest of an American robin — with three eggs spilled out — after contractors hired by Nova Scotia Power cut a 20-metre swath of trees and brush near the power lines on June 26. Nova Scotia Power spokesperson David Rodenhiser says nesting assessments are carried out by the contractor and the utility has protocols in place to have them create buffer zones around the nests during clearing. But ending the cut during nesting season isn't an option at this time, he said.

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