* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.38 percent to 17,925.36
* Leading the index were Ballard Power Systems Inc
* Lagging shares were First Majestic Silver Corp
* On the TSX 117 issues rose and 107 fell as a 1.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 25 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 215.4 million shares.
* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc
* The TSX's energy group <.SPTTEN> rose 2.85 points, or 2.2%, while the financials sector <.SPTTFS> climbed 0.53 points, or 0.2%.
* West Texas Intermediate crude futures
* The TSX is up 5.1% for the year.