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

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

Toronto Stock Exchange (12,191.46 down 5.34 points):

Uranium One. (TSX:UUU). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.49 per cent, at $2.04 on 8,638,448 shares.

Talison Lithium Ltd. (TSX:TLH). Miner. Up 51 cents, or 7.91 per cent, at $6.96 on 8,004,504 shares.

The Brick Ltd. (TSX:BRK). Furniture and appliance retailer. Up $1.82, or 52 per cent, at $5.32 on 6,435,422 shares. Storied Canadian furniture retailer Leon’s (TSX:LNF. Up 23 cents, or 1.99 per cent, at $11.80 on 36,257 shares) is buying high-profile rival The Brick in a $700-million friendly deal aimed at fending off U.S. competitors making inroads in Canada. With American retail giants such as Wal-Mart and Target threatening their share of the marketplace, the two Canadian companies announced a deal that would see Leon’s take ownership of The Brick but operate the two under separate banners.

Queenston Mining Inc. (TSX:QMI). Miner. Up 74 cents, or 14.77 per cent, at $5.75 on 4,799,004 shares. Osisko Mining Corp. (TSX:OSK) signed an all-stock deal Monday valued at $550 million to buy Queenston Mining Inc. and its flagship Upper Beaver project in Ontario’s Kirkland Lake region.Osisko president and chief executive Sean Roosen said work on the Upper Beaver project is coming to a critical stage in its development.

Canada Lithium Corp. (TSX:CLQ). Miner. Up one cent, or 1.35 per cent, at $75 cents on 4,147,753 shares.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B). Transportation equipment. Down six cents, or 1.75 per cent, at $3.37 on 3,950,052 shares.

TSX Venture Exchange (1,305.46 up 4.54 points):

Andina Minerals Inc. (TSXV:ADM. Mining. Unchanged at 78 cents on 3,485,869 shares.

ShaMaran Petroleum Corp. (TSXV:SNM). Oil and gas. Up 3.5 cents, or 8.86 per cent, at 43 cents on 3,280,346 shares.

Companies reporting major news:

Research In Motion (TSX:RIM). Wireless telecommunications. Up 25 cents, or 2.92 per cent, at $8.81 on 2,672,658 shares. The company made another step towards the release of its new BlackBerry smartphones on Monday, announcing that it plans to unveil the devices and its new operating system on Jan. 30.The launch date provides a little more certainty for those who were skeptical that another BlackBerry would ever see the light of day, but it still doesn’t confirm when customers will be able to buy the new touchscreen and keypad versions at stores.

Rona Inc. (TSX:RON). Home renovation retailer. Up 47 cents, or 4.64 per cent, at $10.59 on 851,715 shares. The company has denied a newspaper report that it has received a takeover offer from Lowe’s Companies or has held discussions with its U.S.-based rival.”Rona has not received any proposal of any kind from Lowe’s and there have been no discussions between the two companies on this subject,” the Quebec-based company said Monday, days after Robert Dutton suddenly stepped down as CEO amid weak results, prompting some investors to urge the two sides to open talks.