CANADA STOCKS-TSX ends lower as banks, gold miners weigh

TORONTO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Canada's benchmark stock index fell on Friday, led downward by losses in heavyweight bank shares and gold miners, with concerns about the impact of a stronger Canadian dollar and inflation creeping higher weighing on sentiment.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index ended down 81.31 points, or 0.54 percent, at 14,952.33. Healthcare was the only group out of the index's 10 key industry sectors that finished higher. (Reporting by Solarina Ho, editing by G Crosse)