SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks edged a little higher Wednesday, with the S&P/TSX rising 8 points, or 0.07%, to 11,871. A 1.1% climb in the telecom sector /zigman2/quotes/210598493/delayed XX:TORGC198 +0.55% supported the market, followed by the materials sector /zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed XX:TORGC195 -4.46% and information technology sector /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 +3.74% , each adding about 0.6%. Leading telecom equities, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion advanced 5.2%, while BCE Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208173581/delayed CA:BCE +0.19% , the nation's largest telecom company, rose 3.3% after posting strong second-quarter results and raising its full-year earnings forecast and dividend payout. Class B shares of Air Canada stumbled 7% after it reported it had more than doubled its second-quarter loss, from a year ago. Climbing a little, the Canadian dollar remained near parity against the greenback /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD +1.3609% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$0.9960 vs. C$0.9969 Tuesday.