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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange

TORONTO – Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange:

Toronto Stock Exchange (15,215.19, up 78.01 points):

Fortis Inc. (TSX:FTS.IR). Utilities. Up 64 cents, or 1.66 per cent, to $39.29 on 14.2 million shares.

Sherritt International Corp. (TSX:S). Miner. Down two cents, or 0.43 per cent, to $4.67 on 8.8 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up 12 cents, or 4.04 per cent, to $3.09 on 5.8 million shares.

Orbite Aluminae Inc. (TSX:ORT). Miner. Unchanged at 61 cents on 3.8 million shares.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Airplanes, trains. Down four cents, or 1.05 per cent, to $3.77 on 4.9 million shares.

BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Communication equipment. Up 48 cents, or 4.11 per cent, to $12.16 on 4.7 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (1,032.63, up 5.11 points):

Route1 Inc. (TSXV:ROI). Application software. Unchanged at four cents on 6.5 million shares.

Cap-Ex Iron Ore Ltd. (TSXV:CEV). Miner. Up 0.5 cents, or 50 per cent, to 1.5 cents on 3.5 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Cascades Inc. (TSX:CAS). Forest products. Down three cents, or 0.46 per cent, to $6.53 on 58,786 shares. The company, citing unfavourable market conditions, announced the closure this fall of its kraft paper a plant in East Angus, Que., with the loss of 175 jobs.

Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down three cents, or 0.12 per cent, to $24.05 on 1.1 million shares. CEO Doug Suttles says the company has agreed to sell one gas-fired power plant it owns and operates in Alberta and the 50 per cent stake it holds in another. The value of the deal and the buyer were not disclosed.