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Most actively traded companies on the TSX, TSX Venture Exchange markets

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (13,440.61 up 68.77 points):

Athabasca Oil Corp. (TSX:ATH). Oil and gas. Up two cents, or 0.31 per cent, at $6.51 on 7.62 million shares. The energy sector was up 0.92 per cent to 272.83 points.

ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Drug developer. Down six cents, or 6.32 per cent, at 89 cents on 5.36 million shares.

Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Up six cents, or 1.14 per cent, at $5.32 on 5.02 million shares.

B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Down 12 cents, or 4.23 per cent, at $2.72 on 4.89 million shares. The company announced Monday it will buy Volta Resources Inc. (TSX:VTR) in an all-stock deal worth an estimated US$63 million.

Volta Resources Inc. (TSX:VTR). Miner. Down 1.5 cents, or 3.70 per cent, at 39 cents on 4.50 million shares.

Toronto Venture Exchange (968.44 down 3.87 points):

LX Ventures Inc. (TSXV:LXV). Computer hardware. Up 11 cents, or 52.38 per cent, at 32 cents on 4.29 million shares.

E.S.I. Environmental Sensors Inc. (TSX:ESV). Water measurement technology. Up a penny, or 18.18 per cent, at 6.5 cents on 4.01 million shares.

Companies reporting major news:

BlackBerry (TSX:BB). Wireless technology. Up 22 cents, or 2.57 per cent, at $8.77 on 3.89 million shares. The smartphone pioneer laid off another 300 employees at its headquarters in Waterloo, Ont., as part of its previously announced cost-cutting plan that will reduce its workforce by about 40 per cent.

Sears Canada (TSX:SCC). Retailer. Up 81 cents, or 5.98 per cent, at $14.35 on 352,331 shares. The retailer is closing five stores including its flagship location in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, a move that will see about 1,200 employees lose their jobs. Sears is selling the leases pegged at $400 million.

Thomson Reuters Inc. (TSX:TRI). Data and information provider. Up $1.26, or 3.38 per cent, at $38.58 on 2.70 million shares. The company will cut 3,000 jobs as it expects to record US$350 million of accounting items related to cost-cutting. Thomson also posted its third-quarter earnings, which were better than analyst estimates, and said it will spend up to US$1 billion on stock buybacks by the end of 2014.