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U.S. softwood lumber prices near all-time high as Canadian producers pass on duties to U.S. consumers

Softwood lumber prices in the U.S. soared to near-record highs Wednesday, as Canadian producers passed on higher export duties charged by the U.S. government straight on to American consumers. Prices for KD Western S-P-F, a common benchmark for softwood lumber exported into the U.S., was trading above US$494, near its all-time high, that appear to neutralize any potential impact of …

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Stu Cowan: Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty takes pride in being an iron man

Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty absolutely hates to miss a game, so it would be a surprise if he’s not in the lineup Thursday night at the Bell Centre against the Arizona Coyotes. Pacioretty missed practice Wednesday in Brossard, taking what the team called a “therapy day.” Pacioretty limped off the ice and went to the locker room at one point …

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Stu Cowan: Why were Canadiens fans booing Nathan Beaulieu?

You can add Nathan Beaulieu’s name to the long list of former Canadiens players to get booed by Montreal fans on their return to the city with a different team. Beaulieu played his first game at the Bell Centre Saturday night since being traded to the Buffalo Sabres during the off-season and played a key role in Max Pacioretty’s overtime …

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