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Barwick mill to change owners

VANCOUVER—Stock in Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. soared more than 30 percent today—a day after U.S. forestry giant Louisiana-Pacific announced a friendly, $1.1-billion (U.S.) takeover deal for the Vancouver-based maker of products used in housing construction.

Ainsworth shares rose 96 cents, or 32.65 percent, to $3.90 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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